Lavishly illustrated with over 123 up-to-date film stills and productions shots, this is the completely revised and updated fourth edition of the comprehensive leading textbook for students of cinema. Guiding students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, "Introduction to Film Studies" traces the historical development of film, and introduces some of the world's key national cinemas. Each chapter is written by a subject specialist, three new authors contribute to the book, a wide range of films are analyzed and discussed, and a broad spectrum of theories and theorists are presented, from formalism to feminism, and from Eisenstein to Deleuze. Key features of the fourth edition are: full coverage of important topics for introductory level; updated coverage of a wide range of concepts, theories and issues in film studies; in-depth discussion of the contemporary film industry; new chapters on Rediscovering Film, Ethnicity, Race and Cinema, Documentary, Film, Form and Narrative, British Cinema, Approaches to Cinematic Authorship; new case studies on films such as Bamboozled, Wild Strawberries, Run Lola Run, Grey Gardens, Grizzly Man, Boy's Don't Cry, Love Actually, and many others marginal key terms, notes, cross-referencing suggestions for further reading, further viewing and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography website resources including updated popular case studies from previous editions, a chapter on German Cinema and links to supporting sites. Widely reviewed by teachers in the field, and including a foreword by Bill Nichols, it will be essential reading for any introductory student of film, media studies or the visual arts worldwide.
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