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

How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond
Author: James Monaco
ISBN 13: 9780195321050
ISBN 10: 195321057
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-05-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 736
List Price: $29.95

Imagine an entire film course -- the history of film, the origins of film technology, discussion of films, filmmakers, traditions and genres -- available all on one DVDROM. That s what you get with the multimedia edition of How To Read a Film. James Monaco s book has been a favorite since 1977 -- a standard introduction to film for a generation of readers, viewers, filmmakers, and filmgoers. The DVD-ROM brings the book to life: you can read it, but it also talks to you, plays movie clips, shows you pictures and slide shows, guides you to other references, and lets you play filmmaker by making your own movie.

 The disc is fully loaded with:

Four complete books: the completely revised third edition of How To Read a Film, The Dictionary of New Media, Reading about Film, and Reading about New Media

More than 130 film clips Hollywood classics, cult landmarks, rare finds, famous sequences over four hours of film!

Audio author s notes to give a new dimension to the text

Audio interviews with Hollywood movers and shakers

Animated interactive diagrams to make the technology understandable

Film labs with a short movie shot especially for the disc and users can edit the movie

Virtual Reality tours of Hollywood studios, to take you where the action is

A library of more than 140 reference texts, diagrams, charts, and databases

Completely indexed find references to any subject, person, theme, or film instantly

Linked to the ReadFilm.com website a forum for discussion, help, and updates

Guided tours and multiple linking easy for beginners, challenging for advanced users

And much, much more!