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Talk About Cinema
Written by Jean-Baptiste Thoret, Series edited by Elisabeth Couturier
About This Book
This fresh, engaging volume provides the key ideas for a better understanding of today’s cinematic style and the reference terms that are crucial to film studies by challenging preconceived ideas and clichés about cinema. It defines the main notions of film, explains major dates in its history, deciphers the leading works, and presents the portraits of thirty great filmmakers. Original photographs of legendary actors and directors both on set and screen provide real insight into their glamorous world, and a glossary of key film terms ensures that the reader is never overwhelmed by jargon.
About the Author
Jean-Baptiste Thoret is a historian and film critic. Elisabeth Couturier, an art critic and journalist, is editorial director of the Talk About series.