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The Elements of Cinema

The Elements of Cinema
Author: Stefan Sharff
ISBN 13: 9780231054775
ISBN 10: 231054777
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1982-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 187
List Price: $32.00

Beginning with the proposition that there exist uniquely cinematic elements of meaning and structure, Stefan Sharff clearly and systematically lays the foundation for "literacy" in cinema -- a sensitivity to the aesthetic elements intrinsic only to film. Sharff presents the basic elements of structure, modes of expression, and rules which he argues create a specific "language" and "syntax" of cinema.