- 242 pages ; 22 cm
- Contents: Are we having fun? -- Screens -- Alone together? -- See it once, watch it twice? -- Watching and seeing -- What is cinematic information? -- What is a shot? -- What is a cut, and does it hurt? -- What do you hear? -- What is a story, and does it matter? -- Who makes these movies? -- What does a hero do? -- Can you see the money? -- The document and the dream -- Where is the screen?Includes index.Summary: A critic shares professional insights into how to derive more from a film experience, analyzing a range of iconic films to reveal metaphorical artistry techniques in the acting, filming, dialogue, and music.