I watch a lot of movies /lit/. I'm looking for good books about cinema. I've read neither Bergman nor Ebert books and I mention them because I know they're popular.
Give me some recommendations /lit/. I'm looking for technical, biographical and historical books.
Tarkovsky is easily the most based director out there I'd want him to be my uncle.
Heretical Empiricism by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cinema 1 and 2 by Gilles Deleuze; if you've seen enough of the references
Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson; out of print now and too small and scatter-brained to drop $100 on but if you can find it for $5
Gunning, Bordwell, Bazin, etc. for specific directors and films.
What is Cinema by Bazin
Cinematography Theory and Practice by Blain Brown
David Bordwell writes shitloads of books that are okay
Gilles Deleuze Cinema I and II
Jonathan Rosenbaum's Movie Wars and Moving Places
I'm So-So by Kryzstof Kieslowski
The Poetics of Cinema by Raul Ruiz
Adorno's Aesthetic Theory
The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime by Zizek
Rudolf Arnheim's Film as Art
pic related is my Cinema ebook collection
I got some links for you familia
If you google 'film studies for free' you can find a blog that compiles free academic books about film
There are 4 volumes of that torrent, tons of books.
>David Bordwell writes shitloads of books that are okay
he co-wrote my class' text with Kristin Thompson: Film Art An Introduction. this was the fifth edition back a million years ago. it's good. my teacher picked it by crowdsourcing all his colleagues and people he went to school with/made films with. this was for a film making class in the art dept, not theory thru the english dept, if it matters.
I also found pic related invaluable and extremely concise,
>going to books to learn about the cinema
That's like going to film school and not to films.
I've watched an incredibly huge amount of films. What's the problem with enjoying reading and wanting to read books that have movies as the main theme?
Also your logic is complete garbage but you should know that already.
>and not to films
>going to film school and not to films.
That thought sickens me.
It's ok anon. I actually got some good suggestions.