cutting on the action

photography and film – facts, ideas, values

FILM E-BOOK How to Read a Film by James Monaco [in chapter sections]

How to Read a Film

By James Monaco (First published 1977)

Chapter 1. Film as Art

Chapter 2. Technology: Imagine and Sound

Chapter 3. The Language of Films: Signs and Syntax

Chapter 4. The Shape of Film History

Chapter 5. Film Theory: Form and Function

Chapter 6. Media: In the Middle of Things

Chapter 7. Multimedia: The Digital Revolution


June 19, 2011 Posted by | film music, film narratology, film production, film stock, film techniques, film theory, film [its techniques], film-maker, James Monaco | 4 Comments

Glossary of film terms from

Film Term Glossary

March 20, 2011 Posted by | cinéma-vérité, cinematography, Classical American cinema, film analysis, film editing, film narrative, film narratology, film postproduction, film production, Film script/screenplay, film still, film techniques, film theory, film [its techniques] | Leave a comment

FILM LITERATURE ACADEMIC PAPER Unreliable Narration in Cinema

From Thivai Abhor at Dialogic: a link to

Unreliable Narration in Cinema –
Facing the Cognitive Challenge Arising from Literary Studies
Per Krogh Hansen


Amersterdam Electronic Journal for Cutural Narratology

September 30, 2010 Posted by | film narratology, film [its techniques] | , | Leave a comment