Book Title: Exploring Movie Construction and Production

Subtitle: What's so exciting about movies?

Author: John Reich

Book Description: Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students’ learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.

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John Reich


Exploring Movie Construction and Production
John Reich

© 2017 John Reich

ISBN: 978-1-942341-46-8 ebook

This publication was made possible by a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). IITG is a competitive grants program open to SUNY faculty and support staff across all disciplines. IITG encourages development of innovations that meet the Power of SUNY’s transformative vision.

Published by Open SUNY Textbooks

Milne Library
State University of New York at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454

Open SUNY Textbooks
Publication Date
July 11, 2017
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