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American Cinema American Culture
John Belton

Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers a cultural examination of the American movie-making industry, with particular attention paid to the economic and aesthetic institution of Hollywood.


The Art of Watching Films 6e
Joe Boggs

This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, the text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.

Film Art: An Introduction 7e
David Bordwell

Kristen Thompson

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all it's own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the most repected introduction to the art and analysis of cinema. In the new seventh edition, Film Art continues it's commitment to providing the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study--images throughout the book are collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos--but the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability and teachability. Additionally, the text can be packaged with the award-winning Film, Form, and Culture CD-ROM, and is supported by an extensive Instructor's Manual and text-specific website.