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  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 29 November 2022
  • ISBN : 0205770770
  • Page : 468 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Film: A Critical Introduction provides readers with the skills needed to successfully critique and analyze film and teaches strategies for translating ideas about film into written criticism and analysis. Intricate discussions of the current issues in film theory, from sound production to documentaries, keep readers' perspectives on film fresh and informed. Part I introduces readers to the importance of film analysis, offering helpful strategies for discerning the way films produce meaning. Part II examines the fundamental elements of film, including narrative form, mise en scène, cinematography, editing, and sound, and shows how these concepts can be used to interpret films. Part III frames the debates around ideological criticism, national and transnational cinema, and genre and auteur theory that animate contemporary film scholarship.

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Film

Film
  • Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 0205770770
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Film: A Critical Introduction provides readers with the skills needed to successfully critique and analyze film and teaches strategies for translating ideas about film into written criticism and analysis. Intricate discussions of the current issues in film theory, from sound production to documentaries, keep readers' perspectives on film fresh and informed. Part I introduces readers to the importance of film analysis, offering helpful strategies for discerning the way films produce meaning. Part II examines the fundamental elements of film, including

Film Fourth Edition

Film Fourth Edition
  • Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • ISBN : 1786275775
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Updated and expanded, this new edition is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. The book illustrates basic film concepts in context and in depth. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively. With reference to 460 new and existing images, the authors discuss contemporary films and film studies scholarship, as well as recent developments in film production and exhibition, such as digital technologies and new modes of screen

Historical Film

Historical Film
  • Author : Jonathan Stubbs
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • ISBN : 9781472520029
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Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a

Horror Film

Horror Film
  • Author : Murray Leeder
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 9781501314438
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An introduction to the horror film genre.

Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film
  • Author : Keith M. Johnston
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781847884763
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A student overview of one of the most popular film genres.

New Documentary

New Documentary
  • Author : Stella Bruzzi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • ISBN : 9781134739455
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New Documentary: A Critical Introduction provides a comprehensive account of the last two decades of documentary filmmaking in Britain, the US and Europe. Stella Bruzzi's engaging textbook discusses key genres, filmmakers, and issues for the study of non-fiction film and television, including: * key texts such as the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination, Shoah, Hoop Dreams and Michael Apted's 7 Up series * documentary genres, from current affairs programming to 'fly on the wall' documentaries to 'reality tv' series * the work of documentary

World Cinema

World Cinema
  • Author : Shekhar Deshpande,Meta Mazaj
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 0415783577
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World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalisation have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from the large scale of India, Hollywood and Asia to the small productions in Bhutan and Morocco. They are seen in multiplexes, palatial art cinemas in Cannes, traveling theatres in rural India, and on millions of hand-held mobile screens.

Horror Film

Horror Film
  • Author : Murray Leeder
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 9781501314445
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Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward

Teen Film

Teen Film
  • Author : Catherine Driscoll
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781847888440
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What makes a film a teen film? And why, when it represents such powerful and enduring ideas about youth and adolescence, is teen film usually viewed as culturally insignificant? Teen film is usually discussed as a representation of the changing American teenager, highlighting the institutions of high school and the nuclear family, and experiments in sexual development and identity formation. But not every film featuring these components is a teen film and not every teen film is American. Arguing that

Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film
  • Author : Keith M. Johnston
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2013-05-09
  • ISBN : 9780857850560
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Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre. Science Fiction Film goes beyond a textual exploration of these films to place them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a

Film Noir

Film Noir
  • Author : Ian Brookes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • ISBN : 9781780933245
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What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account

Historical Film

Historical Film
  • Author : Jonathan Stubbs
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • ISBN : 9781472520012
GET THIS BOOKHistorical Film

Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a

Fantasy Film

Fantasy Film
  • Author : James Walters
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781847888426
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Fantasy Film proposes an innovative approach to the study of this most popular cinematic genre. Engaging with the diversity of tones, forms and styles that fantasy can take in the cinema, the book examines the value and significance of fantasy across a wide range of key films. This volume extends critical understanding beyond the often narrowly defined boundaries of what is seen as "fantasy". Fantasy Film uses key concepts in film studies - such as authorship, representation, history,genre, coherence

Anime

Anime
  • Author : Rayna Denison
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781472576767
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Anime: A Critical Introduction maps the genres that have thrived within Japanese animation culture, and shows how a wide range of commentators have made sense of anime through discussions of its generic landscape. From the battling robots that define the mecha genre through to Studio Ghibli's dominant genre-brand of plucky shojo (young girl) characters, this book charts the rise of anime as a globally significant category of animation. It further thinks through the differences between anime's local and global genres:

The Art of Record

The Art of Record
  • Author : John Corner,Professor at the School of Politics and Communication Studies John Corner
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-11-15
  • ISBN : 0719046874
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This is an overview of the theoretical issues and critical debates around documentary, whose attempts to depict reality and to comment on it have provoked disagreement from the 1920s to the present day.