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How to watch a movie

Author: David Thomson
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critic shares professional insights into how to derive more from a film experience, analyzing a range of iconic films to reveal metaphorical artistry techniques in the acting, filming, dialogue, and music.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Thomson
ISBN: 1101875402 9781101875407 9781847658838 1847658830
OCLC Number: 927966435
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Are we having fun? --
Screens --
Alone together? --
See it once, watch it twice? --
Watching and seeing --
What is cinematic information? --
What is a shot? --
What is a cut, and does it hurt? --
What do you hear? --
What is a story, and does it matter? --
Who makes these movies? --
What does a hero do? --
Can you see the money? --
The document and the dream --
Where is the screen?
Responsibility: David Thomson.

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A critic shares professional insights into how to derive more from a film experience, analyzing a range of iconic films to reveal metaphorical artistry techniques in the acting, filming, dialogue, and music.

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Chatty and authoritative...both wonderfully informative and a beautifully written paean to the movies and their continuing ability to inspire and enthral. -- Ian Critchley * Sunday Times * Highly Read more...

 
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