In my attempt to learn more about film and the studies therein I decided to give this book a go, with the main idea being that I would understand a graphic novel much easier than an overpowering, daunting pure text book.
I have to say that this is a very accessible book. Everything is nicely laid out, it doesn’t try to cram too much information into its pages but does explore the chapters in a decent amount of depth.
It breaks the book down into 7 chapters focused on:
Sets & Architecture
Voice & Language
Power & Ideology
Technology & technophobia
All of which are explored via Edward’s graphic persona interweaving into the scenes of the movies that he is talking about. It’s a nice touch.
I’m sure there is plenty more to learn about in this field but this has been a good first step for me to grasp some of the more common concepts that are discussed within film