Movies and Meanings

Movies and Meaning.5th edition
SubtitleAn Introduction to Film
Edition TitleFifth Edition
Release Date2009-02-07
Author(s)Stephen Prince
SummaryThis comprehensive introduction to the film industry focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. Movies and Meaning examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen. This approach helps readers understand not only the basic concepts but also how their own reactions and opinions impact the overall film experience.