Tel: 012 342 2765 |

  • Movies made easy - a practical guide to film analysis 2/e
  • Van Nierop L
  • ISBN: 9780627027451
  • eISBN: 9780627028847
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 186 Pages | Published: 2008

The introduction of film study or analysis into the school curriculum along with the presentation of courses on the art of cinema at several universities and universities of technology, has led to more and more students becoming cinema literate. Movies made easy is a guideline for students who want to discover or rediscover the joys of cinema, while focusing on important elements such as editing, subtext, directing and irony in a film. This is an update of Seeing sense - on film analysis, but provides greater balance between classic and contemporary films, and South African films and Hollywood blockbusters.

  • The script
  • Cinematography
  • Visual design
  • Sound
  • Editing
  • Setting
  • Acting
  • The importance of the director
  • Writing a film analysis or paper 

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The script

Chapter 3: Cinematography

Chapter 4: Visual design

Chapter 5: Sound

Chapter 6: Editing

Chapter 7: Setting

Chapter 8: Acting

Chapter 9: The importance of the director

Chapter 10: Writing a film analysis or paper

Film analysis 1: Perfume: the story of a murderer

Film analysis 2: Little Miss Sunshine

Supplementary material available for this title includes:

All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.

Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:

LSM Portal

If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.

We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.

If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.

LSM Manual

Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.

Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.