Secret Language of Film, The by Jean-Claude Carriere

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Carriere, whose screenwriting credits include The Tin Drum, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Cyrano de Bergerac, explores the vocabulary of the visual language of film. Filled with anecdote and insight, this book provides readers with an illuminating new way to see and enjoy the movies.
 

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JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIRE is a writer, playwright, and screenshy;writer. He is the coauthor of Conversations About the End of Time (with Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, and others). He has worked closely with Peter Brook, Luis Buuel, and Jean-Luc Godard on prize-winning films, including Belle du Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and The Tin Drum. He lives in Paris. John Brownjohn is a prize-winning translator and works with Roman Polanski.
 
Published September 20, 1994 by Pantheon. 232 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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 One of Europe's most distinguished screenwriters offers a philosophical rumination on his chosen medium, but those led by the title to expect a glimpse into the hidden world of filmmaking will be disappointed.

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French screenwriter Carriere, whose screenplays include The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Tin Drum , complains that contemporary filmmakers' pictorial vocabulary--dominated by editing, jerky action and a dizzying proliferation of shots--seems designed to prevent the audience from thin...

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