How to Read a Film / Edition 1by James Monaco
Pub. Date: 12/28/2000
Publisher: Harbor Electronic Publishing
"The Other Bible. Holy Writ for all cineastes"Die Zeit, Vienna, 1998
Since it was first published in 1977, this classic of film literature has appeared in nine editions in six languages, and has become a standard introduction to film for a generation of readers, viewers, filmmakers, and filmgoers. The fourth edition, years in the making, has been
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Great for both beginners in film studies and anyone who wants to get a good overlook at the history, theory, and criticism of film. It's written very clearly, so it's not confusing or scattered at all. Each chapter tackles a different field in film, and seems long, but there are lots of pictures in between.