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Post by Coryn » December 1st, 2019, 8:20 pm

Hi guys

I am looking for books on movies, especially books which go broad. I am for example not looking for books on a single director, a single movie, camera techniques, ...
The books I like to read on movies are for example:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3893006-film

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/783 ... re_You_Die


They especially help me in my 2nd hobby which is quizzing. Any recommendations I could ask for christmas ?
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » December 2nd, 2019, 10:43 am

Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell is sure recom. It gives a great explanation about the different aspects of filmmaking, which helps to understand and analyse movies beter. And it uses all kind of example from movies for this so it’s easier to understand.

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Post by Carmel1379 » December 2nd, 2019, 2:23 pm

Mark Cousins' The Story of Film (and the 15 hour long mini-series), Cook's A History of Narrative Film, or the Bordwell+Thompson book Lonewolf suggested are safe bets for general coverage of 20th century narrative film history and world cinema

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Post by Traveller » December 2nd, 2019, 4:58 pm

Sorry for hijacking, but has anyone read The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film by Stanley Cavell? Also, does anyone have recommendations for books similar to Deleuze' books on cinema?
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Post by Lilarcor » December 2nd, 2019, 10:07 pm

A new book that I found enjoyable (mostly light) read is Unwatchable. 50 short essays reflecting on what is "unwatchable" around us, so not only talking about films, but should be interesting to most I think. Not the kind of book you read start to finish, but one for which I have picked an essay to read here and there.

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/39983410

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