How To Read A Film: Movies Media Multimedia

Author(s): James Monaco


Looking at film from many vantage points, this book discusses the elements necessary to understand how a film conveys its meaning, and, more importantly, how the audience can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate. It includes material on multimedia as well as virtual reality and cyberspace and their relationship to film.

Product Information

*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 and undidactic, and he is painstakingly scrupulous."--Samson Raphaelson, Film Comment
"An astute and thoroughgoing analysis....Monaco is cuts above the popular 'criticism' of Reed, Kael, et al. He is lucid and sophisticated."--Publishers Weekly

General Fields

  • : 9780195038699
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : 0.997
  • : April 1999
  • : 232mm X 164mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Monaco
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : very good
  • : 672
  • : numerous halftones and line drawings