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How to read a film : movies, media, and beyond : art, technology, language, history, theory /

by Monaco, James.
Published by : Oxford University Press, (Oxford :) Physical details: 729 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0195321057 Subject(s): Motion pictures. Year: 2009
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Book Book AUM Main Library English Collections Hall 791.43015 M734 (Browse Shelf) Available JBC/2011/10690

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.

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