The Spoken Image

This book by Clive Scott and published by Reaktion Books Ltd ISBN: 1-86189-032-X is a book left over from my reading for my last course which was Context and Narrative.  It wasn’t on the reading list but it covered the subject matter of my course but in the end I read over 30 books for … More The Spoken Image


Basics Film-Making published by AVA written by Charlotte Worthington, ISBN: 13: 978-2-940373-57-4. I guess I am a bit of a bookworm, as the Basics, Film-Making series of books were not listed on my course as required or even recommended reading.  I guess I am not too bright as only a small fraction of what I … More Producing


As my course progresses I am now required to start writing screenplays as part of my assignment work and I thought it would be a good idea to find a book that covers this subject to help me.  I have just read a good student text book called Screenwriting from the Basics Film-Making series, published … More Screenwriting

The Language of Film

This is a very good book to read from the series of books called Basics Filmmaking, this volume is by Robert Edgar, John Marland and Steven Rawle, published by Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978 -1-4725-7524-1. Divided into seven chapters, Semiotics, Narrative, Intertextuality, Ideology, Frames and Images, Sound and the last chapter is Constructing Meaning.  Each chapter provides … More The Language of Film

Hollywood Portraits, Classic Shots And How To Take Them.

Hollywood Portraits, Classic Shots And How To Take Them.  By Roger Hicks and Christopher Nisperos, photographs from The Kobal Collection.  ISBN: 1-85585-787-1. My last book that I read was about pictures from this collection and this book has taken a selection of photographs from the Kobal Collection of the 1920’s, 1930’s 1940’s  and 1950’s and … More Hollywood Portraits, Classic Shots And How To Take Them.

Hollywood Glamour Portraits Edited by John Kobal

Hollywood Glamor Portraits, edited by John Kobal, published by Dover Publication, ISBN: 13: 978-0-486-23352-9  ISBN: 10: 0-486-23352-9 This book was inspired by a picture exhibition at the V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) in 1972.  The exhibition was so successful it went on to tour the UK and USA.  Show-piecing the work of the portrait photographers … More Hollywood Glamour Portraits Edited by John Kobal