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Introduction to Film Studies

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Title: Introduction to Film Studies
Author: Nelmes, Jill
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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.

CONTENTS
Foreword, 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

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415582599
Publishing status: AU In-stock Distributor
Introduction to Film Studies