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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. 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 8/3/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: Why study film?|
|Mise en sc`ene|
|The development of narrative|
|Classical Hollywood (as form and as institution)|
|The film industry outside of the Hollywood|
|The medium and the message: representation|
|Audience and spectatorship|
|Bringing it all together|
|Recommended reading and viewing|
|Index of films, personalities and movements|