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Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film (Paperback)
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Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film (Paperback)

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Paperback 199 Pages / Published: 12/11/2015
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Edinburgh-based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. In Filmish, Ross's cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme - the body, architecture, language - and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Trip to the Moon to Aliens. Sitting within the tradition of bestselling non-fiction graphic novels like Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and the Introducing...series, Filmish tackles serious issues - sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda - with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.

Publisher: SelfMadeHero
ISBN: 9781910593035
Number of pages: 199
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 237 x 171 x 15 mm

"Highly recommended to anyone interested in cinema (and who isn't?); it's informed enough to be an introductory film studies textbook."--Library Journal online (starred review)
"Film historians and comic enthusiasts, meet your new favorite book."--Entertainment Weekly
"It's probably the first graphic novel in history to include the phrase, 'As James Naremore posits . . . ' or, 'As cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek puts it . . . '"--Flavorwire

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“A unique overview into the powerful potential of film”

With the use of some wonderful illustrations, Edward Ross uses the art of graphic novels to broadly explore the medium of film.

To begin, Ross offers a solid introduction into film history and its inception as an... More

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