Film As Film

Film As Film : Understanding and Judging Movies

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Film making is inevitably based on collaboration and often bogged down by compromise, yet the achievements of the great directors leave no doubt that the cinema is a supreme art form of the 20th century. Detailed analyses of scenes from well-known films, many of them Hollywood classics like "Psycho", show how film makers can tell a story and interpret the events at one and the same time. It is only when we understand the dual role of the camera as a ruthlessly realistic eye and creator of illusions that rational film criticism becomes possible.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 12mm | 151g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140135103
  • 9780140135107

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