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This review is from: A Short Guide to Writing About Film (Paperback)
Whereas a lot of books out there tell you how to view and appreciate a film, there is not much guidance as to how to put these impressions into words. We all watch films on a regular basis and might be able to discuss them somewhat knowledgeably, but neverthess writing a review, a screening report or even a film analysis can be a difficult and intimidating task. Corrigan's book fills tis gap. This book does not only provide theoretical advise, but it is also full of sample texts written by critics, academics or students. Anybody writing on film will find this book immensely useful and very hands-on. It is very clearly structured and very "econimically" written, a style Corrigan advocates throughout. I read this book from start to finish when I first bought it and still go back to it on a regular basis when I feel stuck writing a film analysis. This book is invaluable!!!