Buku Reading The Silver Screen oleh Thomas C. Foster
From the comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film.
No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we‚Äôre being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts‚Äîvisual, linguistic, auditory, spatial‚Äîto collaborate in the construction of meaning.
Thomas C. Foster‚Äôs of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules.
Using the investigative approach readers love in Foster examines this grammar of film through various classic and current movies both foreign and domestic, with special recourse to the ‚ÄúAFI 100 Years-100 Movies‚Äù lists. The categories are idiosyncratic yet revealing.
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