All About the Movies

By: Maurice Rapf

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Movies are a passion shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. Maurice Rapf, the first director of the Film Studies Program at Dartmouth College, recognizes that most people who profess a love of the movies have not spent much time learning about them. He has written this text as an attempt to fill in some of the information that movie-lovers should have but usually don't. The information contained in the book has been gleaned from courses that he has taught at Dartmouth over the past thirty years. From 30 years of experience, Rapf assembles the essential information every movie lover should know. It begins with a brief history, followed by a description of the movie-making process, broken down into five components literary, administrative, shooting, editing and post-production, and marketing. Drawing from his own experience as a magazine film critic, Rapf then outlines how critics work and how studios woo their favor. He also touches on some of the forms movies have taken as animation, documentary, avant-garde, and as promotion and education. Not to be read as an all-inclusive guide, this work can be seen instead as a launching-point for a deeper appreciation of the movies.

Title: All About the Movies

Author Name: Maurice Rapf

Categories: Movie Soft Cover,

Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: November 2000

ISBN Number: 0810837919

ISBN Number 13: 9780810837911

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 322878

Description: Light edge and corner wear. Light creases to cover. Pages still clean and tight. All orders shipped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.