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How to Read a Film Movies, Media, and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 0195321057

ISBN-13: 9780195321050

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: James Monaco

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Richard Gilman referred to How to Read a Film as simply "the best single work of its kind." And Janet Maslin in The New York Times Book Review marveled at James Monaco's ability to collect "an enormous amount of useful information and assemble it in an exhilaratingly simple and systematic way." Indeed, since its original publication in 1977, this hugely popular book has become the definitive source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a special anniversary edition of his classic work, featuring a new preface and several new sections, including an "Essential Library: One Hundred Books About Film and Media You Should Read" and "One Hundred Films You Should See." As in previous…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.42" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Introduction
Film as Art
The Nature of Art Ways of Looking at Art Film, Recording, and the Other
Arts The Structure of Art
Technology
Image and Sound Art and Technology
The Lens
The Camera
The Filmstock
The Soudtrack Post-Production Video and Film Projection
The Language of Film
Signs and Syntax Signs Syntax
The Shape of Film History Movies/Film/Cinema ""Movies""
Economics ""Film""
Politics ""Cinema""
Aesthetics
Film Theory: Form and Function