Cinema Studies Book

Cinema Studies


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415538138

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Cinema Studies Excerpt :

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as: CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image Quota quickies 3-D technology

Cinema Studies  The Key Concepts Book

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134587902

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Cinema Studies The Key Concepts Excerpt :

In this second edition essential guide some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analysed with depth and clarity.

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Cinema Studies


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0415227399

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Cinema Studies Excerpt :

In this second edition essential guide some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analysed with depth and clarity.

Introduction to Film Studies Book

Introduction to Film Studies


  • Author : Jill Nelmes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136777158

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Introduction to Film Studies Excerpt :

This is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. It provides a guide to the main concepts used to analyse the film industry and film texts, and also introduces some of the world's key national cinemas.

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema Book

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema


  • Author : Gábor Gergely
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000512298

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The Routledge Companion to European Cinema Excerpt :

Presenting new and diverse scholarship, this wide-ranging collection of 43 original chapters asks what European cinema tells us about Europe. The book engages with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power; seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres); and interrogate Europe’s various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. It explores the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films, taking in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Chapters cover numerous topics, including individual films, film movements, filmmakers, stars, scholarship, representations and identities, audiences, production practices, genres and more, all analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe’s film corpus. The Companion opens the study of European cinema to a broad readership and is ideal for students and scholars in film, European studies, queer studies and cultural studies, as well as historians with an interest in audio-visual culture, nationalism and transnationalism, and those working in language-based area studies.

Cultural Theory  The Key Concepts Book

Cultural Theory The Key Concepts


  • Author : Andrew Edgar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134149063

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Cultural Theory The Key Concepts Excerpt :

Now in its second edition, Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of over 350 of the key terms central to cultural theory today. This second edition includes new entries on: colonialism cybercultur globalisation terrorism visual studies. Providing clear and succinct introductions to a wide range of subjects, from feminism to postmodernism, Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts continues to be an essential resource for students of literature, sociology, philosophy and media and anyone wrestling with contemporary cultural theory.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory Book

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory


  • Author : Edward Branigan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136472626

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory Excerpt :

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often confronted with a dense, interlocking set of texts full of arcane terminology, inexact formulations, sliding definitions, and abstract generalities. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory challenges these first impressions by aiming to make film theory accessible and open to new readers. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland have commissioned over 50 scholars from around the globe to address the difficult formulations and propositions in each theory by reducing these difficult formulations to straightforward propositions. The result is a highly accessible volume that clearly defines, and analyzes step by step, many of the fundamental concepts in film theory, ranging from familiar concepts such as ‘Apparatus’, ‘Gaze’, ‘Genre’, and ‘Identification’, to less well-known and understood, but equally important concepts, such as Alain Badiou’s ‘Inaesthetics’, Gilles Deleuze’s ‘Time-Image’, and Jean-Luc Nancy’s ‘Evidence’. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an ideal reference book for undergraduates of film studies, as well as graduate students new to the discipline.

Ecology Documentaries Book

Ecology Documentaries


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000478792

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Ecology Documentaries Excerpt :

This companion piece to Susan Hayward’s Film Ecology focuses on ecology documentaries produced in the first 20 years of the new millennium (2000–19). Using Kate Raworth’s regenerative economic theoretical model as set out in Doughnut Economics, this book examines 57 films emanating from Europe and the 4 areas of concern they raise about energy production, pollution and waste management, agribusiness, disrupted ecosystems and the migratory f low. These ecology documentaries make explicit the damage done to our planet thanks to growth capitalism and neoliberal globalisation. But they also provide the evidence that solutions to this planetary abuse exist. The book demonstrates how these documentaries reveal the process of humankind’s planetary plundering and explores the structuring of the eco-doc as a new generic type in the domain of documentary practice. Using Raworth’s model allows us to measure the tentacular extent of the planetary harm growth economics induces and, too, by way of contrast, perceive how regenerative economics can work to redress this harm, heal the Earth and make it a safe place for humanity. This book is ideal for film studies scholars and students, including those teaching or studying film practice, documentary film, European cinema and environmental studies, as well as economists interested in regenerative economic models. It also has general appeal to all who are concerned about some of the major causes of planetary degradation and its impact on humanity and Earth.

Film Theory  The Basics Book

Film Theory The Basics


  • Author : Kevin McDonald
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317632436

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Film Theory The Basics Excerpt :

Film Theory: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the key theorists, concepts, and debates that have shaped the study of moving images. It examines film theory from its emergence in the early twentieth century to its study in the present day, and explores why film has drawn special attention as a medium, as a form of representation, and as a focal point in the rise of modern visual culture. The book emphasizes how film theory has developed as a historically contingent discourse, one that has evolved and changed in conjunction with different social, political, and intellectual factors. To explore this fully, the book is broken down into the following distinct sections: Theory Before Theory, 1915-1960 French Theory, 1949-1968 Screen Theory, 1969-1996 Post-Theory, 1996-2015 Complete with questions for discussion and a glossary of both key terms and key theorists, Film Theory: The Basics is an invaluable resource for those new to film studies and for anyone else interested in the history and significance of critical thinking in relation to the moving image.

Religious Studies  The Key Concepts Book

Religious Studies The Key Concepts


  • Author : Carl Olson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136902062

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Religious Studies The Key Concepts Excerpt :

An accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject.

A Dictionary of Film Studies Book

A Dictionary of Film Studies


  • Author : Annette Kuhn
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-06-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191034657

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A Dictionary of Film Studies Excerpt :

Written by experts in the field, this dictionary covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries. Most entries also feature recommendations for further reading and a large number also have web links. The web links are listed and regularly updated on a companion website that complements the printed book. The dictionary is international in its approach, covering national cinemas, genres, and film movements from around the world such as the Nouvelle Vague, Latin American cinema, the Latsploitation film, Bollywood, Yiddish cinema, the spaghetti western, and World cinema. The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, this is a must-have for all students of film studies and ancillary subjects, as well as an informative read for cinephiles and for anyone with an interest in films and film criticism.

Film Theory  Rational Reconstructions Book

Film Theory Rational Reconstructions


  • Author : Warren Buckland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136501111

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Film Theory Rational Reconstructions Excerpt :

In Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions, Warren Buckland asks a series of questions about how film theory gets written in the first place: How does it select its objects of study and its methods of inquiry? How does it make discoveries and explain filmic phenomena? And, How does it formulate and solve theoretical problems? He asks these questions of film theory through a rational reconstruction and a classical commentary. Both frameworks clarify and reformulate vague and inexact expressions, redefine obscure concepts, and examine the underlying logic of film theory arguments. This not only subjects film theory to rigorous examination; it also teaches students how to write theory, by enabling them to question and critically interrogate the logic of previous film theory arguments. The book consists of nine chapters that closely examine a series of canonical film books and essays in great detail, by Peter Wollen, Laura Mulvey, Thomas Elsaesser, Stephen Heath, and Slavoj Žižek, among others.

French National Cinema Book

French National Cinema


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134933556

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French National Cinema Excerpt :

This examination of France's national cinema takes its primary artefact, the feature film and discusses both popular cinema and the `avant garde' cinema that contests it. Susan Hayward argues that writing on French national cinema has tended to focus on either `great' film-makers or on specific movements, addressing moments of exception rather than the global picture. Her work offers a thorough and much-needed historical textualisation of those moments and relocates them them in their wider political and cultural context. Beginning with an `ecohistory' of the French film industry, she then traces the various movements in French cinema and the directors associated with them, including the avant-garde, Poetic-Realist, New Wave and today's postmodern cinema. Her analysis includes, amongst other considerations, the social and political concerns these cinemas reflect.

Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies Book

Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies


  • Author : Mark Dixon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000413588

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Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies Excerpt :

This comprehensive revision guide contains everything students need to know to succeed on their A Level Film Studies course. Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies features engaging and accessible chapters to help learners develop a deeper understanding of the key elements of film form, including cinematography, mise en scène, performance, lighting, editing and sound. The book offers detailed explanations of the specialist study areas required for the A Level course, including auteur theory, spectatorship, genre, key critical debates, narrative and ideology, as well as overviews of key film movements like French New Wave cinema, German Expressionism and Soviet Montage. Also included are practical exercises designed to help students apply essential concepts to film set texts, sample exam responses for both Eduqas and OCR exam boards, and challenge activities designed to help students secure premium grades. With its practical approach and comprehensive scope, Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies is the ideal resource for students and teachers. The book also features a companion website at EssentialFilmRevision.com, which includes a wide range of supporting resources including revision flashcards and worksheets, a bank of film set text applications for exam questions for all film specifications, and classroom-ready worksheets that teachers can use alongside the book to help students master A Level Film exam content.

Film Studies Book

Film Studies


  • Author : Ed Sikov
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0231142935

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Film Studies Excerpt :

Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader's understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.