James Monaco




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James Monaco

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James Monaco is a writer and publisher based in Sag Harbor, NY. For more information please see JamesMonaco.com.

Average rating: 3.79 · 819 ratings · 39 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
How to Read a Film: The Wor...

3.81 avg rating — 710 ratings — published 1977 — 25 editions
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The New Wave: Truffaut, God...

4.02 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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How To Read a Film: Technol...

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3.38 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2014
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American Film Now

3.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Alain Resnais

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings3 editions
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The Movie Guide

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1992
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Encyclopedia of Film

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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The Connoisseur's Guide to ...

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Film und Neue Medien. Lexik...

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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How to Read a Film by James Monaco
"Level 1 Bible for all students of Cinema.
Even for those who want to decipher hidden visual metaphors.
Can lull one into believing they know all about Cinema having read this book.
But, as the first line says... LEVEL 1.
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How to Read a Film by James Monaco
"An excellent introduction to film and film theory. Monaco starts with both a brief history of film in the US and with a clear introduction to how film technically works. His application of critical theory is lucid and accessible. (Note: this book..." Read more of this review »
How to Read a Film by James Monaco
"This book has so much information about film. The chapters are very long though, and its a bit hard to read. The author jumps from ideas to ideas and not always in chronological order. Many of its films of reference are French or older films from..." Read more of this review »
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“No sensible person would prefer a computer screen to a well printed page for reading text”
James Monaco, How To Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond

“Poetry is what you can’t translate. Art is what you can’t define. Film is what you can’t explain. But we’re going to try, anyway.”
James Monaco, How To Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond

“…the great thing about literature is that you can imagine; the great thing about film is that you can’t.”
James Monaco, How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory

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