Introduction to Film (2nd New edition)

Introduction to Film (2nd New edition)

By: Nick Lacey (author)Paperback

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Movie watching has never been so wide-ranging or so popular. The rise of Internet-based video on demand has transformed the way films are distributed and exhibited, with many previously unobtainable and obscure films becoming available for global audiences to view instantly. The second edition of this concise yet complete introduction to film responds to these shifts in the medium, while continuing to address all of the main approaches that continue to inform film studies. This new edition also: * reflects the increasing importance of production contexts in chapters that focus exclusively on the film business, distribution and exhibition * represents the significance of transnational cinema, moving away from Western-centric perspectives of film and drawing on a more global, non-Hollywood range of film examples and case studies from Europe, Asia and Latin America * is now illustrated with a wider variety of film stills, representing world cinema from the classics to the latest in contemporary cinema. Interweaving historical and current theoretical approaches, Nick Lacey presents a tightly-focused and coherent overview of a discipline in transition. With its original narrative line and student-oriented philosophy, the second edition continues to enrich students' appreciation of cinema, while equipping them with the essential skills and vocabulary to succeed in film studies. This is an ideal foundational text for all students and enthusiasts of cinema.

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Nick Lacey is a freelance media educator with experience working in a variety of media institutions, including Times Newspapers, EMAP and Yorkshire Television. He is also the author of Narrative and Genre, Media, Institutions and Audiences and Image and Representation.


Introduction 1. Film Language 2. Film Narrative and Genre 3. Film as Business 4. Exhibition and Distribution 5. Film Theory 6. Transnational Cinema 7. Film Movements and Waves 8. Representation and Film 9. Film and Technology Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781137463838
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781137463838
  • weight: 892
  • ISBN10: 113746383X
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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