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Oxford Guide to Film Studies

ISBN-10: 0198711247
ISBN-13: 9780198711247
Edition: 1998
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List price: $107.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is an indispensable guide to the study of film. Top international contributors provide an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the core concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the major issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas. Uniquely comprehensive, this book is suitable for any course on cinema or film studies.

Pamela Church Gibson is Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion. She is the co-editor of the "Oxford Guide to Film Studies."

List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
General Introduction
Critical Approaches
Introduction to film studies
The film text and film form, Robert P. Kolker Readings: Written on the Wind
Film acting
Film costume
Film music
Classic film theory and semiotics
Formalism and neo-formalism Ian Christie Reading: Poetry and prose in cinema
Impressionism surrealism and film theory
Film and psychoanalysis
Post-structuralism and deconstruction
Film and postmodernism
Marxism and film
Feminism and film
Gay and lesbian criticism
Queer theory
Pornography
Race ethnicity and film
Film and cultural identity
Film and history
Sociology and film
Cultural studies and film
Film audiences
Hermeneutics reception aesthetics and film interpretation
American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches
American cinema: history industry and interpretation
American cinema and film history
History and cinema technology
Hollywood as industry
Early American film
Classical Hollywood film and melodrama, E. Ann Kaplan Readings: Casablanca
Post-classical Hollywood
Authorship and Hollywood, Stephen Crofts Reading
Genre and Hollywood
The star system and Hollywood
Hollywood film and society, Douglas Kellner Reading: Hollywood and ideology
Film policy: Hollywood and beyond
Hollywood and the world
World Cinema: Critical Approaches
Redefining cinema: international and avant-garde alternatives
Concepts of national cinema
Modernism and the avant-gardes
Realism modernism and post-colonial theory, Ashish Rajadhyaksha Redefining cinema: other genres
The documentary
The animated film
Issues in European cinema
Case-studies: Movements Moments and Filmmakers
The avant-gardes and European cinema before 1930
Italian post-war cinema and Neo-Realism
The French
New German Cinema
East Central European cinema

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