The Anatomy of Film
Sixth Edition   ©2010

The Anatomy of Film

Bernard F. Dick (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-48711-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-48711-9; Format: Paper Text, 450 pages

A brief, affordable, readable, and jargon-free guide to film basics

Anatomy of Film provides a solid foundation of film fundamentals while offering rich examples from the past and present. Designed to be used in film-as-literature or introduction to film courses in English, film, or communication departments, Anatomy of Film covers all of the essential elements of film — from genre, lighting, and editing to music, sound, and narration — and its student-friendly approach makes it ideal for those new to the discipline. Along with a strong focus on genre, this text also features a chapter devoted to the connection between film and literature. Ultimately, this comprehensive text demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for the medium while exploring both the humanistic and analytical aspects of film criticism.
"The text is very readable, there is thorough coverage, and . . . Dick says all the right things."
— David Popowski, Minnesota State University, Mankato