The Short Story of Film

Ian Haydn Smith. Orion. (224p) ISBN 9781786275639

The Short Story of Film
The Short Story of Film
The Short Story of Film is a brilliantly concise review of film and film theory that explains quite a lot I didn’t know about this area of the arts.

Broken into four areas covering genres, key films, movements, and techniques with each section giving a bite-sized explanation of the area being covered this is another great book from Laurence King Publishing.

Each article is an easily digested read, the perfect book to dip in and out of, a great bedside book. Though I didn’t do that this time as I really wanted to read through and it’s also a great read as a single sitting.

Though I would have liked a bit more explanation in some areas there was enough information to explain the aspect of film theory being written about and enough direction for you to explore further if you wanted to.

Really enjoyed this clear and compact book on film theory.

I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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