Introduction to Film Studies (5th Revised edition)

Introduction to Film Studies (5th Revised edition)

By: Jill Nelmes (editor)Hardback

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Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas. A range of theories and theorists are presented from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to Deleuze. Each chapter is written by a subject specialist, including two new authors for the fifth edition. A wide range of films are analysed and discussed. It is lavishly illustrated with 150 film stills and production shots, in full colour throughout. Reviewed widely by teachers in the field and with a foreword by Bill Nichols, it will be essential reading for any introductory student of film and media studies or the visual arts worldwide. Key features of the fifth edition are: * updated coverage of a wide range of concepts, theories and issues in film studies * in-depth discussion of the contemporary film industry and technological changes * new chapters on Film and Technology and Latin American Cinema * new case studies on films such as District 9, Grizzly Man, Amores Perros, Avatar, Made in Dagenham and many others * marginal key terms, notes, cross-referencing * suggestions for further reading, further viewing and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography * a new, improved companion website including popular case studies and chapters from previous editions (including chapters on German Cinema and The French New Wave), links to supporting sites, clips, questions and useful resources. Individual chapters include: The Industrial Contexts of Film Production * Film and Technology * Getting to the Bigger * Picture Film Form and Narrative * Spectator, Audience and Response * Cinematic authorship and the film auteur * Stardom and Hollywood Cinema * Genre, Theory and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary Form * The Language of Animation * Gender and Film * Lesbian and Gay Cinema * Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora * British Cinema * Indian Cinema * Latin American Cinema * Soviet Montage Cinema of the 1920s Contributors: Linda Craig, Lalitha Gopalan, Terri Francis, Chris Jones, Mark Joyce, Searle Kochberg, Lawrence Napper, Jill Nelmes, Patrick Phillips, Suzanne Speidel, Paul Ward, Paul Watson, Paul Wells and William Wittington

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Jill Nelmes is a senior lecturer at the University of East London. Her research interests include gender and film and screenwriting. She recently spent two years studying screenwriting at UCLA and working in the film industry in Los Angeles.


Foreward, Bill Nicholls Introduction to the 5th Edition, Jill Nelmes PART I : CINEMA AS INSTITUTION: TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRY AND AUDIENCE 1. The Industrial contexts of film production, Searle Kochberg 2. Film and Technology, Bill Whittington PART II: APPROACHES TO STUDYING FILM - FORM AND TEXT 3. Getting to the Bigger Picture, Patrick Phillips 4. Film Form and Narrative, Susan Spiedel 5. Spectator, Audience and Response, Patrick Phillips 6. Approaches to Cinematic Authorship, Paul Watson 7. Stardom and Hollywood Cinema, Paul Watson PART III: STUDYNG GENRE 8. Genre theory and Hollywood Cinema, Paul Watson 9. The Documentary Form, Paul Ward 10. The Language of Animation, Paul Wells PART IV: CINEMA, IDENTITY AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION 11. Gender and Film, Jill Nelmes 12. Lesbian and Gay Cinema, Chris Jones 13. Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora, Terri Francis PART V : CINEMA, NATION AND NATIONAL IDENTITY 14. British Cinema, Lawrence Napper 15. Indian Cinema, Lalitha Gopalan 16. Latin American Cinema, Linda Craig 17. The Soviet Montage Cinema of the 1920's, Mark Joyce

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  • publication date: 01/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780415582575
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 564
  • ID: 9780415582575
  • weight: 1348
  • ISBN10: 0415582571
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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