How to Read a Film
In Chapter 2, Technology: Image and Sound, read the sections titled, "The Lens," "The Camera," and "The Filmstock."
In Chapter 4, The Shape of Film History, read the section titled, "'Cinema': Esthetics" (only from pp. 284-300).
In Chapter 6, Media: In the Middle of Things, read the section titled, "The Technology of Mechanical and Electronic Media."
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Without lights, cameras, lenses, and filmstock—what’s left? Just people, scenery, dialogue, and sounds. It’s the technology that filters the reality and turns it into (we hope) art. Most of the time we go to the movies for the reality (or unreality) that film captures for us. But sometimes, it’s the "filter" itself that catches our attention.
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