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    DescriptionCinema has undergone huge changes in the last decade: Asian filmmaking has been making the running; the ne'er do well genre, documentary, has broken through; digitalization and DVD has revived film history and is revolutionizing projection; world cinema has shifted in the direction of the real and the visually grainy; and animation has become more dominant that any time since Disney. Month by month, in the acclaimed journal "Prospect ," critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins has charted and contextualized these changes. Writing from Britain, Europe, Iran, India and Mexico, he has looked at the social trends and aesthetic implications of modern cinema's shifting sands. "Widescreen: Watching. Real. People. Elsewhere" is the result; a skeptical, passionate, eye-witness account of film today, argued originally and written with panache.


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    Title
    Widescreen
    Subtitle
    Watching Real People Elsewhere
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Cousins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905674626
    ISBN 10: 1905674627
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.43, 791
    Abridged Dewey: 791
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: C07010200, C07281000
    Thema V1.0: ATF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    WALLFLOWER PRESS
    Imprint name
    WALLFLOWER PRESS
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Cousins is a filmmaker and producer, film critic, broadcaster and festival director. He is the author of "The Story of Film" (2004), a highly acclaimed volume that has been translated into many languages. His documentary subjects have included neo-Nazism and the history of Iranian cinema. He is presently Honorary Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Stirling.
    Review quote
    A deeply felt, surprisingly personal book and there is something thought-provoking to be found on every page.--Jon Barnes"Times Literary Supplement" (01/01/0001)