From the Back Cover
Thinking about Film guides undergraduate film students through the process of evaluating, analyzing, and reviewing a film. Written in a dialogue format, the book is perfect for the student who wants to learn to be a more active, intelligent film viewer.
An emphasis on self-analysis encourages students to learn how they view films and then to step out of their comfort zones and alter the way they watch and think about films.
Sections dealing with the craft that constitutes the art and business of film allow students to see how a broader view of the world of film helps to create a better movie analysis.
A discussion on critically writing about film shows students how to express and communicate what they think and feel about the films they watch.
Two helpful appendices, one with a list of essential films that serious movie watchers should see and the other with additional readings, offer students a wide range of resources for further exploration.