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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing; 01 edition (4 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940411271
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940411276
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.2 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Superb book. I have asked the library to make multiple purchases.' -- York College, UK.

'Well done, nice combination of theory and analysis. A most interesting film book concerning layout and structure.' --Maastricht University, Netherlands.

'Very good and will be on the first year book list. Lovely, easy to read, contemporary.' --Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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"Basics Film-Making: The Language of Film" explores the means by which film communicates meaning to its audience. It will help you understand how films communicate by considering the stories they tell, the sign systems they deploy, the interpretive contexts the viewer is invited to place them in, and the range of aesthetic elements that contribute to the cinematic image. Each chapter concludes with a case study in which key ideas are seen in context within a particular film, or a specific scene.

"Basics Film-Making: The Language of Film "presents complex ideas in a clear and straightforward style, enabling you to apply these ideas to your own analysis or film-making.

Other titles included in the "Basics Film-Making" series include: "Producing," "Screenwriting "and "Directing Fiction."

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