Introduction to Film Studies by Jill Nelmes

By Jill Nelmes

Introduction to movie Studies is a accomplished textbook for college kids of cinema.

This thoroughly revised and up-to-date 5th variation courses scholars throughout the key concerns and ideas in movie reviews, lines the old improvement of movie and introduces a few of the worlds key nationwide cinemas. quite a number theories and theorists are awarded from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to Deleuze. every one bankruptcy is written by means of an issue expert, together with new authors for the 5th variation. a variety of motion pictures are analysed and mentioned. it really is lavishly illustrated with 150 movie stills and construction photographs, in complete color all through. Reviewed largely through academics within the box and with a foreword via Bill Nichols, will probably be crucial studying for any introductory pupil of movie and media stories or the visible arts worldwide.

Key gains of the 5th version are:
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Individual chapters include: the commercial Contexts of movie construction · movie and expertise · attending to the larger · photo movie shape and Narrative · Spectator, viewers and reaction · Cinematic authorship and the movie auteur · Stardom and Hollywood Cinema · style, idea and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary shape · The Language of Animation · Gender and picture · Lesbian and homosexual Cinema · Spectacle, Stereotypes and movies of the African Diaspora · British Cinema · Indian Cinema · Latin American Cinema · Soviet Montage Cinema of the Twenties

Contributors: Linda Craig, Lalitha Gopalan, Terri Francis, Chris Jones, Mark Joyce, Searle Kochberg, Lawrence Napper, Jill Nelmes, Patrick Phillips, Suzanne Speidel, Paul Ward, Paul Watson, Paul Wells and William Wittington

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