Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies
Author: Karen Hollinger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136509209

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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 classical Hollywood, world cinema, and the contemporary period. This book provides students in both film and gender/women’s studies with a clear introduction to the field of feminist film theory and criticism.

Introduction to Film Studies

Introduction to Film Studies
Author: Jill Nelmes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2012-03-12
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136777158

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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.

An Introduction to Film Studies

An Introduction to Film Studies
Author: Jill Nelmes
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2003
Genre: Film criticism
ISBN: 0415262690

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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 key readings, further viewing, website resources, study questions, a comprehensive bibliography and indexes, and a glossary of key terms will help lecturers prepare tutorials and encourage students to undertake independent study.Individual chapters include:*Film form and narrative*Spectator, audience and response*Critical approaches to Hollywood cinema: authorship, genre and stars*Animation: forms and meaning*Gender and film*Lesbian and gay cinema*British cinema*Soviet montage Cinema*French New Wave*Indian Cinema

Doing Film Studies

Doing Film Studies
Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Claire Mortimer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2012
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780415602709

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This title examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. The book provides an overview of the construction of film studies and examines the application of theories to film texts.

Film Studies second edition

Film Studies  second edition
Author: Ed Sikov
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-06-09
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780231551564

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Film Studies is a concise and indispensable introduction to the formal study of cinema. Ed Sikov offers 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. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. 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. Film Studies is designed for courses on film history, film theory, and popular culture. Its straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects anchor the reader’s understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film and the techniques of film analysis. The second edition of this best-selling textbook adds two new chapters: “Film and Ideology,” which covers how to read a film’s political and social content, and other key topics in film theory, and “Film Studies in the Age of Digital Cinema,” which explores the central problems of studying film when “film” itself is no longer the medium.

Film Studies The Basics

Film Studies  The Basics
Author: Amy Villarejo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2013-07-18
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135011772

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Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments in the industry and the explosive impact of new technologies. Core topics covered include: The history, technology and art of cinema Theories of stardom, genre and film-making The movie industry from Hollywood to Bollywood Who does what on a film set Complete with film stills, end-of-chapter summaries and a substantial glossary, Film Studies: The Basics is the ideal introduction to those new to the study of cinema.

The Film Studies Reader

The Film Studies Reader
Author: Joanne Hollows,Peter Hutchings,Mark Jancovich
Publsiher: Hodder Education
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0340692782

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Ranging from the mass culture critics to post-colonial and queer theory, this film reader provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the main theoretical approaches within film studies. It provides students with an opportunity to engage with primary sources in the form of edited extracts from the key critics. It also provides a general introduction and chapter introductions which help to locate the extracts in historical context, and explains their contribution to, and interventions in, debates within the study of film. The intervention of cultural studies is important to much contemporary work in film, and the editors lay particular stress on an awareness of current transformations in approaches to film.

Inventing Film Studies

Inventing Film Studies
Author: Lee Grieveson,Haidee Wasson
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-11-03
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780822388678

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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 influence on the methodologies, curricula, modes of publication, and professional organizations that now constitute the university-based discipline. Extending the historical insights into the present, contributors also consider the directions film study might take in changing technological and cultural environments. Inventing Film Studies shows how the study of cinema has developed in relation to a constellation of institutions, technologies, practices, individuals, films, books, government agencies, pedagogies, and theories. Contributors illuminate the connections between early cinema and the social sciences, between film programs and nation-building efforts, and between universities and U.S. avant-garde filmmakers. They analyze the evolution of film studies in relation to the Museum of Modern Art, the American Film Council movement of the 1940s and 1950s, the British Film Institute, influential journals, cinephilia, and technological innovations past and present. Taken together, the essays in this collection reveal the rich history and contemporary vitality of film studies. Contributors: Charles R. Acland, Mark Lynn Anderson, Mark Betz, Zoë Druick, Lee Grieveson, Stephen Groening, Haden Guest, Amelie Hastie, Lynne Joyrich, Laura Mulvey, Dana Polan, D. N. Rodowick, Philip Rosen, Alison Trope, Haidee Wasson, Patricia White, Sharon Willis, Peter Wollen, Michael Zryd