The Film Experience: An Introduction aims to help students learn the visual languages of film and synthesize them into a cohesive understanding of the medium. The text delivers accessible coverage of film's key formal elements, giving students a deeper and more nuanced understanding of film meaning. Strong and clear explanations of practices in cinematography, editing, sound, mise-en-scene, along with elements of storytelling such as narrative structure and genre are all featured.
This textbook is available with LaunchPad Solo. LaunchPad Solo for The Film Experience features video clips from classic and contemporary films, video essays that expand on topics from the book, thought-provoking discussion questions from the author to accompany every video clip, and additional Film in Focus essays not included in the print edition
Timothy Corrigan is Professor of English, Cinema Studies and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Patricia White is Associate Professor and Chair of the Program in Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College, USA.