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Third Edition   ©2012

The Film Experience

An Introduction

Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania) , Patricia White (Swarthmore College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-68170-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-68170-8
  • Paper Text , 544 pages

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Turns movie buffs into critical viewers

The Film Experience is a comprehensive introduction to film that recognizes students as movie fans while surpassing all other texts in helping them understand the art form’s full scope. Noted scholars and teachers Tim Corrigan and Patricia White capture the complete film experience, situating their strong coverage of the medium’s formal elements within the larger cultural contexts that inform the ways we all watch film—from economics and exhibition to marketing and the star system. A host of learning tools gives students the support they need to make the transition from movie fan to critical viewer. Now with a sharper focus that highlights the essential formal and cultural concepts of cinema, and a powerful new suite of video and media, The Film Experience is the consummate introductory film text. Read the preface.
The Film Experience is a vital, well written, enjoyable and strongly developed introductory book, and is clearly the best of the field.”
– Scott Nygren, University of Florida