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ISBN-13: 978-0205856169 ISBN-10: 0205856160 Edition: 13th

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 13 edition (July 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205856160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205856169
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Louis Giannetti is a Professor Emeritus of English and Film at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. In addition to being a professional film critic for several years, he has written about movies for such scholarly journals as Literature/Film Quarterly, The Western Humanities Review, and Film Criticism. Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, Godard and Others: Essays on Film Form, published in both Britain and the Unites States. Giannetti’s other books include Masters of the American Cinema (Prentice Hall, 1981), a survey of American fiction films from the perspective of eighteen key figures. Flashback: A Brief History of Film, Sixth Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2010), written with Scott Eyman, is a history organized by decade outlining the major events, trends, and important filmmakers and their work, with emphasis on the American cinema. Both books are copiously illustrated. Understanding Movies has been a bestselling text in all its previous editions, widely used in the United States and in such countries as Australia, Britain, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sergey Avanesyan on July 17, 2014
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It is the most expensive textbook for filmmaking class that I have had for two years in college. And I wouldn't say that it is as much informative as some books for my another classes (which cost in average $35 and downloadable unlimited amount of time).
The book is Overpriced. Made for making money, not to teach.
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By jasmee. on September 28, 2014
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I did not revive the book!!!!!!!!! And I paid so much for it
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N A Carriere on September 19, 2014
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it's a school text book for my kid - the teacher likes it
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By richard beamer on August 25, 2014
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it has wear and tear . but ok
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AncientLocNar on September 7, 2014
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Product was as described and I'm very happy. Shipping was fast too!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 4, 2014
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Interesting and helpful for my class.
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