|aHow to read a film |bmovies, media, and beyond : art, technology, language, history, theory |cJames Monaco ; with diagrams by David Lindroth.
|a4th ed., completely rev. and expanded.
|aOxford |bOxford University Press|cc2009.
|a729 p. |bill. |c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
|aFilm as an art -- Technology : image and sound -- The language of film : signs and syntax -- The shape of film history -- Film theory : form and function -- Media : in the middle of things -- Multimedia : the digital revolution -- Film and media : a chronology -- Reading about film and media : a select library.
|aJames Monaco 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.