Bob Moss builds his book around the words of the great filmmakers. Through them he introduces readers to the elements of film filmmakers' techniques and how to find the meanings portrayed. This dynamic guide also provides an understanding of how various people involved in making a film think about their craft.
From these glimpses the viewer gains better insight into recognizing the themes communicated through the images and sounds of a film. The proven result is greater film enjoyment.
"Vibes From The Screen is a must for all filmgoers. Neophytes and professionals alike will benefit..."
-Penelope Steiner Peneflix.com and Board Chair Cinema/Chicago - presenter of the Chicago International Film Festival
"Reading this book will alter the way you view movies. Bob Moss offers insight into the moviemaking process while doing a great job detailing how (and why) film has evolved to become one of the world's most important and influential art forms." -Buzz Hirsch Producer
Bob Moss is a graduate of Northwestern University (Ph.B. 1966) and I.I.T. Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D. 1973). Following a career as a social worker lawyer and state district judge Bob retired and began studying about film-his passion. Bob is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Northwestern University in Chicago. Over the past several years he has coordinated several film-study groups at OLLI on topics such as The Art of Watching Films Scene by Scene which features directors and actors discussing their famous scenes and The Story of Film. In addition Bob leads a number of biweekly movie-discussion groups in which the members analyze current feature films and conducts monthly post-screening discussions at his favorite "art" movie theatre in Chicago. This book came about due to the positive response Bob received from the discussion group members who learned how to use the film-analysis technique to which he had guided them.