Readership: General readers interested in films and their history, students of media studies, film studies, journalism, and sociology.
Michael Wood, Charles Barnwell Start Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
"This is an excellent short guide that manages to cram in a vast amount of information into a very small space. It never pretends to offer a history of film but is a superb resource for getting students to think about film as a medium, and to think about what makes film distinct as a means of conveying information, emotion, ideas at the same time as generating wonder, admiration, controversy, or ire. An unrivalled introduction to thinking about film as a medium. / Matthew Woodcock, University of East Anglia"
1: Frame after Frame
2: Life in the Dark
3: Story Time
4: Digital Dreams