This book is a comprehensive introduction of the methods and terminology used in the study of films. It draws on both contemporary and classic examples to promote an understanding of film theory as well as the social context in which it is situated. Key topics include narrative, cinematography, spectatorship and the film industry.
Introducing Film provides its readers with a comprehensive introduction to film theory, introducing the methods and terminology used in the study and interpretation of films. Main topics that are dealt with on film courses, such as narrative, cinematography, spectatorship and the film industry are given extra attention. The text also draws on many examples from films contemporary and classic, and encourages the reader to hone an understanding of film theory as well as the social context in which it is situated.
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'This book takes the study of film seriously without forgetting that it is an entertainment medium enjoyed by millions.' Bollettino del CIRT
About Graham Roberts
Graham Roberts is Director of the Institute of Communication Studies and Senior Lecturer in Communications at the University of Leeds, UK. Heather Wallis is Teaching Fellow in Cinema at the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.
Table of Contents
Why study film?; mise en scene; cinematography; editing; the development of narrative; classic Hollywood; genre; stardom; the film industry outside of the Hollywood institutional mode; auteur; spectatorship; representation; bringing it all together.
Introducing Film by Graham Roberts
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