A good general "cover all" book is Louis Gianetti's UNDERSTANDING MOVIES.
It's very clear, and at times can be more approachable than Bordwell and
Thompson for beginners.  And to top it off, it stays pretty current for
"TREMBLE, ye lycra-clad children...thus begins the night of lumber equipment and
minor surgery!"
            -Ben Edlund and Zander Cannon's 'Chainsaw Vigilante'
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