The Oxford Guide to Film Studies

The Oxford Guide to Film Studies

By: Pamela Church Gibson (editor), John Hill (editor)Paperback

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Comprehensive, authoritative, and unique, The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is the up-to-date critical volume on the theories, debates, and approaches to the study of film. A host of international experts provide an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the main concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the main issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas. The Guide features: * Comprehensive coverage suitable for any course on cinema or film studies * Organized into three sections: Approaches; Hollywood and the World; World Cinema * An emphasis throughout on critical concepts, methods, and debates * Specially commissioned chapters on such varied topics as film music, the Hollywood Star System, and the idea of national cinema * Coverage dedicated to important new areas in film studies: gay and lesbian criticism, postcolonial theory, audience studies, post-classical Hollywood cinema, and cultural studies * Chapters discussing exciting new developments in classical topics, such as Early Hollywood Cinema, Film History, and the avant-garde * Illustrated throughout, and complete with 'readings' designed to demonstrate the variety of theoretical approaches, chapter headings and summaries, guides to further reading, and 'highlight' quotes With its uniquely comprehensive coverage, The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is an indispensable aide and reference source for the student of film and media, and anyone interested in the study of cinema.

About Author

John Hill is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Performance Studies at the University of Ulster at Coleraine Pamela Church Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, a constituent college of the London Institute CONSULTANT EDITORS: Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick E. Ann Kaplan teaches in the Department of English at the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, New York Paul Willemen is Professor, Department of Media Studies, Napier University, Edinburgh


General Introduction ; PART ONE: CRITICAL APPROACHES ; 1. Introduction to Film Studies ; STUDYING THE FILM TEXT ; 2. The Film Text and Film Form ; 3. Film Acting ; 4. Film Costume ; 5. Film Music ; THE FILM TEXT: THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS ; 6. Classic Film Theory and Semiotics ; 7. Formalism and Neo-formalism ; 8. Impressionism, Surrealism, and Film Theory ; 9. Film and Psychoanalysis ; 10. Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction ; 11. Film and Postmodernism ; FILM TEXT AND CONTEXT: GENDER, IDEOLOGY, AND IDENTITIES ; 12. Marxism and Film ; 13. Feminism and Film ; 14. Gay and Lesbian Criticism ; 15. Queer Theory ; 16. Pornography ; 17. Race, Ethnicity, and Film ; 18. Film and Cultural Identity ; FILM TEXT AND CONTEXT: CULTURE, HISTORY, AND RECEPTION ; 19. Film and History ; 20. Sociology and Film ; 21. Cultural Studies and Film ; 22. Film Audiences ; 23. Hermeneutics, Reception Aesthetics, and Film Interpretation ; PART TWO: AMERICAN CINEMA AND HOLLYWOOD: CRITICAL APPROACHES. ; AMERICAN CINEMA: HISTORY, INDUSTRY, AND INTERPRETATION ; 1. American Cinema and Film History ; 2. History and Cinema Technology ; 3. Hollywood as Industry ; 4. Early American Film ; 5. Classical Hollywood Film and Melodrama ; 6. Post-classical Hollywood ; CRITICAL CONCEPTS ; 7. Authorship and Hollywood ; 8. Genre and Hollywood ; 9. The Star System and Hollywood ; POLITICS AND SOCIETY ; 10. Hollywood Film and Society ; 11. Film Policy: Hollywood and Beyond ; 12. Hollywood and the World ; PART THREE: WORLD CINEMA: CRITICAL APPROACHES ; REDEFINING CINEMA: INTERNATIONAL AND AVANT-GARDE ALTERNATIVES ; 1. Concepts of National Cinema ; 2. Modernism and the Avante-Gardes ; 3. Realism, Modernism, and Post-Colonial ; REDEFINING CINEMA: OTHER GENRES ; 4. The Documentary Film ; 5. The Animated Film ; EUROPEAN CINEMA ; 6. Iss ues in European Cinema ; CASE-STUDIES: MOVEMENTS, MOMENTS, AND FILMMAKERS ; 7. The Avant-Gardes and European Cinema before 1930 ; 8. Italian Post-War Cinema and Neo-Realism ; 9. The French Nouvelle Vague ; 10. New German Cinema ; 11. East-Central European Cinema ; 12. European Film Policy and the Response to Hollywood ; 13. Directors and Stars ; (a) Jean Renoir ; (b) Ingmar Bergman ; (c) Chantal Akerman ; (d) Pedro Almodovar ; (e) Luc Besson ; ANGLOPHONE NATIONAL CINEMAS ; CASE-STUDIES ; 14. British Cinema ; 15. Ireland and Cinema ; 16. Australian Cinema ; 17. Canadian Cinema ; WORLD CINEMA ; 18. Issues in World Cinema ; CASE-STUDIES: CINEMAS OF THE WORLD ; 19. Indian Cinema ; 20. Chinese Cinema ; 21(a) Hong Kong Cinema: Discovery and Pre-Discovery ; 21(b) China, and 1997 ; 22. Taiwanese New Cinema ; 23. Japanese Cinema ; 25. South American Cinema ; FILM IN A CHANGING AGE ; 26. Film and Changing Technologies ; 27. Film and Television

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  • ISBN13: 9780198711247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
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  • ISBN10: 0198711247

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