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Scabrous Birdseed
21-12-2003, 20:44:08
No, not on film, you stupid, on film.

I've come to the realisation that I'll never be a film student so I've gone for being a half-baked autodidact instead. Currently reading James Monaco's How to Read a Film, which is quite good so far (not really entered the semiotic bit yet) but a bit out of date, from 1976. Thankfully an updated version is available on-line here (http://www.readfilm.com/) in pictureless PDF format, so I skim through each chapter after I've read it in the book. It's still vague on the new stuff which has quite obviously been spliced in with the minimum amount of work, but it's nice nevertheless.

So anyway do people have books to recommend me? I don't mind heavy text books and I like theoretical argumentation so an Aesthetics text would be nice.

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-12-2003, 23:01:17
There's a fantastic one on British horror movies of the 1970's that's got loads of tits and chuff in it.

Vincent
22-12-2003, 23:23:36
Hey, I did read a book. Forgot title and author, but it was quite ... I don't know how to say