do u ever play loud sad music and lie down on your bed and stare at the ceiling because life is fuckin hard man what’s up with that
xx of the week / six: 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED FILM (David Parkison, 2011)
so in my quest to read something new every week / borrow as many books from the library as I can before I graduate, I came upon this: “100 ideas that changed film”. basically the title tells you everything you need to know… but other than that, it’s a really neat book that both looks good on your coffee table and is a great, great read.
it more or less covers every major and minor ‘idea’ that influenced film as we know it today, including the obvious ones like the invention of the cinematograph itself or the emergence of Hollywood as a cultural centre, but also things like the invention of movie trailers or certain shot types - basically, things that might seem so commonplace now that you forget they were once revolutionary. one thing I found particularly interesting was that more than a few out of the hundred ideas mention movements like Italian Neo-realism and third cinema, so if you’ve never really looked into that stuff before, this book would be a great introduction.
long story short: if you’re into that kind of thing - you’ll love it - and if you think you’re not into this kind of thing - you’ll probably still enjoy it.
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