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Making Sense of Movies: Filmmaking in the Hollywood Style Paperback – May 22 2002


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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (May 22 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072397659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072397659
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.7 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,481,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Dr. Robert Henry Stanley is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he has taught for over thirty years. His four previous books include The Celluloid Empire: A History of the American Movie Industry (1978). His professional activities have involved coordinating faculty/industry seminars for the International Radio and Television Society, moderating panel discussions for movie and television professionals, and serving on the board of directors of the New York World Television Festival. He also served for many years as a judge for the International Emmy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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The book contains a lot of information about how Hollywood films became the way it is today. Very informative. Very fun to read. Tells you what elements makes American films "Hollywood".
Although the some movies he uses for example are very old (Casablanca, Double Indemnity, Birth of a nation, King Kong, Psycho, etc) and sometimes its really hard to get on DVD, nevertheless they are all important & significant films that all film buffs should watch.
Stanley was my professor when I was in college. He used to be a judge for Emmy Awards. He's been teaching films/media for over 30 years. By reading this book you can really tell that he really love movies!
This book is recommended for beginner to novice film students. Or just normal people can enjoy as well. Many diagrams and pictures.
It is also a great book if you are making a movie.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Hollywood Films Study Guide ! Jan. 17 2003
By "pink-monkey" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book contains a lot of information about how Hollywood films became the way it is today. Very informative. Very fun to read. Tells you what elements makes American films "Hollywood".
Although the some movies he uses for example are very old (Casablanca, Double Indemnity, Birth of a nation, King Kong, Psycho, etc) and sometimes its really hard to get on DVD, nevertheless they are all important & significant films that all film buffs should watch.
Stanley was my professor when I was in college. He used to be a judge for Emmy Awards. He's been teaching films/media for over 30 years. By reading this book you can really tell that he really love movies!
This book is recommended for beginner to novice film students. Or just normal people can enjoy as well. Many diagrams and pictures.
It is also a great book if you are making a movie.
Decent for casual reading, but a disaster as a college textbook Dec 13 2009
By Lazybum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book can deliver at ease if you consider it as a casual read, a source that provide a glimpse at the movie business and its history. But it fails miserably as a college textbook. The materials are presented in a fairly disorganized manner and I believe the absence of chapter summaries bring inconvenience aplenty for students when doing revisions. Some may think otherwise, but imho I do not believe a textbook without chapter summaries and a thorough glossary (this book fails in this area as well when I realize they've included very few terms in the latter chapters) is the right tool to be used in academic environment.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Honest Jan. 19 2009
By Mary L. Rosales - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book was written in quite a bit and the corners were turned. But I was told the condition of the book before purchase. I appreciat the honesty.
Mary


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