The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures: 25 Movies To Make You Film Literate

Praeger: ABC-CLIO. Oct. 2019. 287p. ISBN 9781440839184. $50. REF
Rather than compiling a “best of” list, LoBrutto (film history, Sch. of Visual Arts; Martin Scorsese: A Biography) has found exceptional examples of concepts key to great films. King Kong (1933) represents fantasy as reality, while Lobrutto uses Pulp Fiction (1994) to analyze linear structure. The entries are academic but not inaccessible to the lay reader. A helpful glossary, notes, and further reading aid newbies and serious film buffs alike.
VERDICT Consider for academic arts libraries or collections where filmmaking and film criticism are popular.
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