Filmish

Filmish

A Graphic Journey Through Film

Book - 2015
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"In Filmish, cartoonist Edward Ross takes us on an exhilarating ride through the history of cinema, using comics to uncover the magic and mechanics behind our favorite movies. Exploring everything from censorship to set design, Ross spotlights the films and film-makers that embody this provocative and inventive medium, from the pioneers of early cinema to the innovators shaping the movies of today, from A Trip to the Moon to Inception and beyond"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: London : SelfMadeHero, 2015.
ISBN: 9781910593035
1910593036
Characteristics: 199 pages :,chiefly illustrations ;,25 cm.

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AL_LESLEY Jul 08, 2017

Film theory class in a short book with pictures.

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ericlarsh
Mar 02, 2017

As a fan of cinema, film theory and general film trivia, I thought this was great. There are great tidbits of knowledge, great illustrations (placing the author on famous sets and even in famous scenes). It showcases very basic film theory, and Filmish very easy to comprehend if you're coming to cinema history totally ignorant. Ross clearly has done his research - there are many citations of different works on film theory and film history. This is a great blend of education and fun. Overall, it is a very satisfying experience for a film nerd.

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mclarjh
Aug 29, 2016

While I'm a film fan, this book didn't amuse, inform, or entertain me. The narrative is often pompous, and the story bland. Endnotes are in too small type.

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