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Understanding the film

Johnson, Ron

Understanding the film

an introduction to film appreciation

by Johnson, Ron

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Published by National Textbook Co. in Lincolnwood, IL .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures -- Appreciation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementRon Johnson & Jan Bone.
    ContributionsBone, Jan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1994 .J57 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination294 p. :
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2779329M
    ISBN 100844255408
    LC Control Number86143263
    OCLC/WorldCa13346063

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