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How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Multimedia

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First published in 1977, this popular book has become the source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a revised and rewritten third edition incorporating every major aspect of this dynamic medium right up to the present.

Looking at film from many vantage points, How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, Multimedia explores the medium as both art and craft, sensibility and science, tradition and technology. After examining film's close relation to such other narrative media as the novel, painting, photography, television, and even music, Monaco discusses those elements necessary to understand how films convey meaning and, more importantly, how we can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate.

In a key departure from the book's previous editions, the new and still-evolving digital context of film is now emphasized throughout How to Read a Film. A new chapter on multimedia brings media criticism into the twenty-first century with a thorough discussion of topics like virtual reality, cyberspace, and the proximity of both to film. Monaco has likewise doubled the size and scope of his "Film and Media: A Chronology" appendix. The book also features a new introduction, an expanded bibliography, and hundreds of illustrative black-and-white film stills and diagrams. It is a must for all film students, media buffs, and movie fans.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-642) and indexes.

About the Author

James Monaco is a writer, publisher, and producer. His books include American Film Now, The New Wave, The Encyclopedia of Film, and The Connoisseur's Guide to the Movies.

Table of Contents

I. Film as an Art

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195038699
Subtitle:
The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
Author:
Monaco, James
Author:
null, James
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Communication | Film
Subject:
Television Studies
Subject:
Communication | Film and Television Studies
Subject:
Communication | Film & Television Studies
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third
Series Volume:
96
Publication Date:
20000615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
336 b/w illus.
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
6.4 x 9.1 x 1.4 in 2.169 lb

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