How to Read a Film
Chapter 1, Film as an Art
1 1/2 hours
Movies summarize all the other, older arts. They have elements of painting, photography, narrative, theatre, music—even architecture. This conglomeration of arts leads us to the question: What makes a human activity an artform? Is it enough simply to declare yourself an artist? Is whatever work you do then considered art?
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