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Film: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Film is arguably the dominant art form of the twentieth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Wood offers a wealth of insight into the nature of film, considering its role and impact on society as well as its future in the digital age. As Wood notes, film is many things, but it has become above all a means of telling stories through images and sounds. The stories are often quite false, frankly and beautifully fantastic, and they are sometimes insistently said to be true. Indeed, many condemn movies as an instrument of illusion, an emphatic way of seeing what is not there. And others celebrate the reverse: that film brings us closest to the world as it actually is. "Photography is truth," a character says in a film by Jean-Luc Godard. "And cinema is the truth twenty-four times per second." But they are stories in either case, and there are very few films, Wood observes, even in avant-garde art, that don't imply or quietly slip into narrative.

About the Author

Michael Wood is Charles Barnwell Start Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University.

Table of Contents

1. Frame after Frame

2. Life in the Dark

3. Story Time

4. Digital Dreams

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803535
Author:
Wood, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Michael
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Communication | Film
Subject:
Television Studies
Subject:
Communication | Film & Television Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.7 x 0.5 in 0.263 lb

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