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Film Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0340692790
ISBN-13: 9780340692790
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 4/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Ranging from the mass culture critics to postcolonial and queer theory, this reader is 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 extracts from key critics while also offering a general introduction and chapter introductions that help to locate the extracts in historical contexts and explain their contributions to, and interventions in, debates within the study of film. Among the distinguished contributors are Tom Gunning, Steven Cohan, Janet Staiger, James Naremore, Jim Kitses, Carol Clover, and Jane Gaines.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Political Economy and Mass Culture Theory
Editors' Introduction
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
A Theory of Mass Culture
Concepts of Culture: Public Policy and the Cultural Industries
"Holy Commodity Fetish, Batman!": The Political Economy of a Commercial Intertext
Hooray for Hollywood: Moving into the Twenty-First Century
Film and Authorship
Editors' Introduction
The Filmwright and the Audience
A Playwright Looks at the "Filmwright"
A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema
Films, Directors and Critics
Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962
The Auteur Theory
Hawks de-Wollenized
Genre Criticism
Editors' Introduction
Authorship and Genre: Notes on the Western
Critical Method ... Genre
Extract from Genre
The Woman's Film
American Film Noir: The History of an Idea
Star Studies
Editors' Introduction
Stars as Images
Stars and "Character"
Living Stars
Stars and the Star System: The Case of Bete Davis
Cary Grant in the Fifties: Indiscretions of the Bachelor's Masquerade
Feminine Fascinations: Forms of Identification in Star-Audience Relations
The Historical Poetics of Cinema
Editors' Introduction
The Cinema of Attractions: Early Film, Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde
The Classical Hollywood Cinema
Post-Classical Hollywood
Taboos and Totems: Cultural Meanings of The Silence of the Lambs
Screen Theory I: From Marxism to psychoanalysis
Editors' Introduction
Cinema/Ideology/Criticism
Realism and the Cinema: Notes on Some Brechtian Theses
Narrative and Realism
The Imaginary Signifier
The Tutor-Code of Classical Cinema
Screen Theory II: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Film
Editors' Introduction
The Place of Woman in the Cinema of Raoul Walsh
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator
Her Body, Himself
Cultural Studies
Editors' Introduction
Gramsci Goes to Hollywood
Texts, Readers, Subjects
Technology and Tradition: Audio-Visual Culture among South Asian Families in West London
Post-Feminism and Shopping Films
Film History Terminable and Interminable: Recovering the Past in Reception Studies
Theorizing Differences
Editors' Introduction
Colonialism, Racism and Representation : An Introduction
White Privilege and Looking Relations: Race and Gender in Feminist Film Theory
Feminism, "The Boyz" and Other Matters Regarding the Male
There s Something Queer Here
On Not Being Lady Macbeth: Some (Troubled) Thoughts on Lesbian Spectatorship
Index

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