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ERIC Number: ED138984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 479
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How to Read a Film: The Art, Technology, Language, History and Theory of Film and Media.
Monaco, James
This book discusses film as a narrative technique directly comparable to expression in prose narrative, in painting, and in music; it presents an overview of film as technology, the language of film and television, the history of film in America, Europe, and Asia, and the growth of film criticism. Chapters include "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," and "Media." More than 200 photographs, diagrams, and charts, integrated with the text, illuminate particular aesthetic and technical issues. In addition, three appendixes provide a standard glossary for film and media criticism, an extensive bibliography of film resources, and a chronology of film and media history. (KS)
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, New York 10016 ($15.00 cloth)
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