This book examines how films communicate. It discusses the stories they tell, the sign-systems they deploy, the interpretive contexts we are invited to place them in, and the range of aesthetic elements which contribute to the cinematic image. Each chapter concludes with a case study, in which key ideas are seen in context within a particular film, or a specific scene. "Basics Film-Making: The Language of Film" presents complex ideas in a clear and straightforward style, enabling students to apply these ideas to their own analysis or film-making.
"Well done, nice combination of theory and analysis. A most interesting film book concerning layout and structure." - Jack Post, Maastricht University, Netherlands. "Very good and will be on the first year book list. Lovely, easy to read, contemporary." - Vanessa Cuthbert, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.