Responding to Film is a dynamic tool for students who seek as complete an understanding of film as is humanly possible. By focusing on film, the author looks at how it offers students an understanding of themselves, of their culture, and of art. This guide also seeks to familiarize students with the practical methodology for studying film: how to understand film genres, techniques, and language.
Constantine Santas is professor emeritus in English at Flagler College, Florida.
Chapter 1 Introduction: How to Respond to Film Chapter 2 Responding to Film as an Art Form Chapter 3 Responding to Film Genre Chapter 4 Responding to Film Techniques Chapter 5 Responding to Film Language Chapter 6 Responding to Film as History Chapter 7 Responding to Films in Black and White Chapter 8 Responding to Foreign Film Chapter 9 Responding to Film's Literary Sources Chapter 10 Responding to Film as Film Chapter 11 Responding to Social Themes in Film Chapter 12 Responding to Film Violence Chapter 13 Responding to Film Technology Chapter 14 A Sample Course