Books (or documentaries) to teach me to watch films intelligently?
January 18, 2014 2:24 PM Subscribe
I want to learn how to watch movies with more of a critical eye. I want to know what to pay attention to - technically, narratively, and so on -- and how to judge these things, so I can better appreciate what's going on. I'm looking for books or maybe documentaries that will help me do this.
posted by Tin Man to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I've started reading How to Read a Film
by James Monaco, and it's good but long. I don't mind reading a long book if it's useful. Does anyone know anything about this book?
I'm also intrigued by Film Studies: An Introduction
by Ed Sikov but I don't know anything about it.
Someone in another thread recommended the documentary Visions of Light, about cinematography.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?