Film Studies

Film Studies


  • Author: Ed Sikov
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Film
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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 crit...

Film Studies

Film Studies


  • Author: Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti & Amy Villarejo
  • Release Date : 2015-02-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 28237236 Bytes


Film Studies: A Global Introduction reroutes film studies from its Euro-American focus and canon in order to introduce students to a medium that has always been global but has become differently and insistently so in the digital age.Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti and Amy Villarejo’s approach encourages readers to think about film holistically by looking beyond the textual analysis of key films. In contrast, it engages with other vital areas, such as financing, labour, marketing, distribution, exhibition, preservation, and politics, reflecting contemporary aspects of cinema production and consumption worldwide.Key features of the book include: clear definitions of the key terms at the foundation of film studies coverage of the work of key t...

Film Studies

Film Studies


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


Film Studies Book Description :

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 crit...

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies


  • Author : Karen Hollinger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415575263


Feminist Film Studies Book Description :

Feminist Film Studies is a readable, yet comprehensive textbook for introductory classes in feminist film theory and criticism. Karen Hollinger provides an accessible overview of women’s representation and involvement in film, complemented by analyses of key texts that illustrate major topics in the field. Key areas include: a brief history of the development of feminist film theory the theorization of the male gaze and the female spectator women in genre films and literary adaptations the female biopic feminism and avant-garde and documentary film women as auteurs lesbian representation women in Third Cinema. Each chapter includes a "Films in Focus" section, which analyzes key texts related to the chapter’s major topic, including examples from c...

An Introduction to Film Studies

An Introduction to Film Studies


  • Author : Jill Nelmes
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415262690


An Introduction to Film Studies Book Description :

An Introduction to Film Studies has established itself as the leading textbook for students of cinema. This revised and updated third edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, and introduces some of the world's key national cinemas including British, Indian, Soviet and French. Written by experienced teachers in the field and lavishly illustrated with over 122 film stills and production shots, it will be essential reading for any student of film.Features of the third edition include:*full coverage of all the key topics at undergraduate level*comprehensive and up-to-date information and new case studies on recent films such as Gladiator , Spiderman , The Blair Witch Project, Fight Club , Shrek and The Matrix*annotated...

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Kurosawa


  • Author : Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0822325195


Kurosawa Book Description :

The films of Akira Kurosawa have had an immense effect on the way the Japanese have viewed themselves as a nation and on the way the West has viewed Japan. In this comprehensive and theoretically informed study of the influential director's cinema, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto definitively analyzes Kurosawa's entire body of work, from 1943's Sanshiro Sugata to 1993's Madadayo. In scrutinizing this oeuvre, Yoshimoto shifts the ground upon which the scholarship on Japanese cinema has been built and questions its dominant interpretive frameworks and critical assumptions. Arguing that Kurosawa's films arouse anxiety in Japanese and Western critics because the films problematize Japan's self-image and the West's image of Japan, Yoshimoto challenges widely circulat...

AS Film Studies

AS Film Studies


  • Author : Sarah Casey Benyahia
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415393102


AS Film Studies Book Description :

AS Film Studies: The Essential Introductiongives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC AS level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition follows the new WJEC syllabus for 2008 teaching onwards and has a companion website with additional resources for students and teachers. Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than 100 colour photographs and is jam packed with features such as: Case studies relevant to the 2008 specification Activities on...

Film Studies

Film Studies


  • Author : John Hill
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028619398


Film Studies Book Description :

This is a guide to the study of film, covering the significant theories, debates and approaches to the subject. Contributors provide an overview of the main disciplinary approaches, explaining the concepts and methods involved in film analysis....

Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies


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


Cinema Studies Book Description :

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...

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies


  • Author : Janet McCabe
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231503006


Feminist Film Studies Book Description :

An introduction to feminist film theory as a discourse from the early seventies to the present. McCabe traces the broad ranging theories produced by feminist film scholarship, from formalist readings and psychoanalytical approaches to debates initiated by cultural studies, race and queer theory....

Post Theory

Post Theory


  • Author : David Bordwell
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: ART
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299149437


Post Theory Book Description :

Since the 1970s, the academic study of film has been dominated by Structuralist Marxism, varieties of cultural theory, and the psychoanalytic ideas of Freud and Lacan. With Post-Theory, David Bordwell and Noel Carroll have opened the floor to other voices challenging the prevailing practices of film scholarship. Addressing topics as diverse as film scores, national film industries, and audience response. Post-Theory offers fresh directions for understanding film....

Inventing Film Studies

Inventing Film Studies


  • Author : Lee Grieveson
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822388678


Inventing Film Studies Book Description :

Inventing Film Studies offers original and provocative insights into the institutional and intellectual foundations of cinema studies. Many scholars have linked the origins of the discipline to late-1960s developments in the academy such as structuralist theory and student protest. Yet this collection reveals the broader material and institutional forces—both inside and outside of the university—that have long shaped the field. Beginning with the first investigations of cinema in the early twentieth century, this volume provides detailed examinations of the varied social, political, and intellectual milieus in which knowledge of cinema has been generated. The contributors explain how multiple instantiations of film study have had a tremendous inf...