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How to read a film : the world of movies, media, and multimédia : language, history, theory

Author: James Monaco; David Lindroth
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., completely rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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This title is a source on film and media. Monaco incorporates major aspects of this dynamic medium right up to the end of the 20th century, looking at film from many vantage points.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Monaco; David Lindroth
ISBN: 019503869X 9780195038699 019513981X 9780195139815
OCLC Number: 496469546
Notes: La couv. porte le sous-titre suivant : movies, media, multimedia.
Description: 1 vol. (672 p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; PART 1: FILM AS AN ART; THE NATURE OF ART; WAYS OF LOOKING AT ART; FILM, RECORDING, AND THE OTHER ARTS; THE STRUCTURE OF ART; PART 2: TECHNOLOGY: IMAGE AND SOUND; ART AND TECHNOLOGY; THE LENS; THE CAMERA; THE FILMSTOCK; THE SOUNDTRACK; POSTPRODUCTION; VIDEO AND FILM; PROJECTION; PART 3: THE LANGAUGE OF FILM: SIGNS AND SYNTAX; SIGNS; SYNTAX; PART 4: THE SHAPE OF FILM HISTORY; MOVIES/FILM/CINEMA; "MOVIES": ECONOMICS; "FILM": POLITICS; "CINEMA": ESTHETICS; PART 5: FILM THEORY: FORM AND FUNCTION; THE CRITIC; THE POET AND THE PHILOSOPHER: LINDSAY AND MUNSTERBERG; EXPRESSIONISM AND REALISM: ARNHEIM AND KRACAUER; MONTAGE: PUDOVKIN, EISENSTEIN, BALAZS, AND FORMALISM; MISE EN SCENE: NEOREALISM, BAZIN AND GODARD; FILM SPEAKS AND ACTS: METZ AND CONTEMPORARY THEORY; PART 6: MEDIA: IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS; COMMUNITY; PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA; THE TECHNOLOGY OF MECHANICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA; RADIO AND RECORDS; TELEVISION AND VIDEO; PART 7: MULTIMEDIA: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION; THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION; THE MYTH OF MULTIMEDIA; THE MYTH OF VIRTUAL REALITY; THE MYTH OF CYBERSPACE; "WHAT IS TO BE DONE?; I FILM AND MEDIA: A CHRONOLOGY; TO 1895: PREHISTORY; 1896-1915: THE BIRTH OF FILM; 1916-1930: SILENT FILM, THE BIRTHS OF RADIO AND SOUND FILM; 1931-1945: THE GREAT AGE OF HOLLYWOOD AND RADIO; 1946-1960: THE GROWTH OF TELEVISION; 1961-1980: THE MEDIA WORLD; 1981-PRESENT: THE DIGITAL WORLD; II READING ABOUT FILM AND MEDIA; PART ONE: A BASIC LIBRARY; PART TWO: INFORMATION; INDEX; TOPICS; PEOPLE; TITLES
Responsibility: James Monaco ; with diagrams by David Lindroth.

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*Praise for previous editions: "This book is a compliment to the reader....Monaco's spirit is gracious; he has a gift for making accumulations of detail relevant and uncluttered. His manner is modest Read more...

 
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