Understanding Movies

audiobook (Unabridged) The Art and History of Film · The Modern Scholar

By Raphael Shargel

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Why does the cinema have the power to move the heart, stimulate the mind, and dazzle the imagination? The Story in Pictures covers the history and aesthetics of motion pictures from the United States and from around the world. Professor Raphael Shargel analyzes specific movies from each era in film history, including the films' importance, aspects of cinematic technique, and why each film is worthy of study.
Understanding Movies