Cinematics

Cinematics

Cinematics

Cinematics

Synopsis

Paul Weiss continues the brilliant analysis of art he began in The World of Art and Nine Basic Arts - herein the medium of film, at which he takes a close and independent look.

Writing in a vigorous, jargon-free style, and covering all aspects of films and film making, Mr. Weiss presents a fresh, new approach to the study of our newest art. During the course of writing Cinematics,Mr. Weiss asked various writers, critics, scholars, and producers long involved with film to read and remark on what he had written. Five of them- Eric Sherman, Joseph Williman, Arthur Knight, David Slavitt, and Robert Thom- provided comments which are incorporated in the text. Their remarks are often trenchant, and perceptively provocative. These men frequently comment on lines of inquiry suggested in the book and often take issue with what has been said. The result is a kind of dialogue crisscrossed with stimulating insights.

While this book is aimed at the general reader, Mr. Weiss hopes that experts and practitioners of film making will benefit from this fresh, independent, and philosophically based inquiry. Readers already familiar with Mr. Weiss's writings will delight in this distillation of his thought on an art so intimately a part of our culture.

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