How to Read a Film: Movies, Media and Beyond is a detailed account on reading and appreciating screenplays.
Summary of the Book
This book teaches readers how to read screenplays. It helps readers understand the methods of appraising a screenplay, and how to critically analyze them. The author explains how viewers are swept into the mythos of film through the screenplay, and how stories are translated from the board onto the script. Including discussion of both digital and classical topics in film, this is a valuable text for all amateur filmmakers and anyone who loves films.
About James Monaco
James Monaco is a writer, academic and film critic. He has also written American Film Now and The New Wave: Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette.
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