How to read a film : movies, media, and beyond : art, technology, language, history, theory
By: Monaco, James.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009Edition: 4th ed., completely rev. and expanded.Description: 729 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780195321050.Subject(s): Motion pictures
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 678-691) and indexes.
Film as an art -- Technology : image and sound -- The language of film : signs and syntax -- The shape of film history -- Film theory : form and function -- Media : in the middle of things -- Multimedia : the digital revolution -- Film and media : a chronology -- Reading about film and media : a select library.
James Monaco discusses the elements necessary to understand how a film conveys its meaning, and, more importantly, how the audience can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate.