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Introducing Film

ISBN-10: 0340762284
ISBN-13: 9780340762288
Edition: 2001
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Description: How do we study a film? What is meant by "mise en scene" or "genre" and how can we use these terms to develop a deeper understanding of films? This book takes the study of film seriously without forgetting that it is an entertainment medium.  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 8/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

How do we study a film? What is meant by "mise en scene" or "genre" and how can we use these terms to develop a deeper understanding of films? This book takes the study of film seriously without forgetting that it is an entertainment medium. Assuming no previous knowledge of film theory, it provides an introduction to the methods and terminology used in the study of films. It covers the main topics encountered on film courses, such as narrative, cinematography, stardom, the auteur, spectatorship, the film industry and much else. Drawing on examples ranging from Stagecoach and Casablanca to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Pulp Fiction, it encourages the reader to start actively studying films from the outset and to develop an understanding not only of the text but also of the institutional and social context within which it is situated.

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Why study film?
Mise en sc`ene
Cinematography
Editing
The development of narrative
Classical Hollywood (as form and as institution)
The film industry outside of the Hollywood
Institutional mode
Genre
Stardom
Auteur
The medium and the message: representation
Audience and spectatorship
Bringing it all together
Recommended reading and viewing
Index of films, personalities and movements

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