A free and open-source introduction to the art and science of cinema. From the earliest iterations to the latest innovations, this introductory text explores the tools and techniques of mise-en-scene, narrative form, cinematography, editing, sound and acting, how each has contributed to the evolution of cinematic language, and how that evolution implicates critical issues of representation in mass media. Moving Pictures offers in-depth examination of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download Moving Pictures ebook for free in PDF format (25.5 MB).
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Cinema
A Brief History of Cinema
How to Watch a Movie
Representation in Cinema
Women in Cinema
African Americans in Cinema
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