Acknowledged author Dennis Petrie wrote The Art of Watching Films comprising 544 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0073514284 and 9780073514284. Since then The Art of Watching Films textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $69.12 or rent at the marketplace.
With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films, 9e challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook. This title introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker.