This title is designed to help students gain an understanding of the nature of personal responses to film and make use of the critical languages that have been developed to understand the ways in which films and spectators construct meanings.
This title offers students an accessible introduction to the study of film. It aims to stimulate students' enjoyment and understanding of a wide range of different types of film, and to give them an awareness of the nature of cinema as a medium, as an art form and as a social and economic institution. It is designed to encourage an understanding of the nature of personal responses to film and help students make use of the critical languages that have been developed to understand the ways in which films and spectators construct meaning. As such, it develops students' sense of the context in which films are produced, disseminated and consumed. Contemporary film is seen in context by tracing its development from 1895 to the present, exploring film production in a variety of countries in a range of styles. Cinema is also placed within the wider context of the media in terms of the growth of multinational conglomerates and increasing globalisation.
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The glossary is worth the purchase price alone, covering succinct and accurate definitions of all the key terms needed in A/S film and higher. The layout is clear and more logical than most. Overall, it manages to cover notoriously difficult areas as thoroughly and accessibly as any other text that I have seen, and better than most - well worth a look for A/S film: two thumbs up! The Lecturer (NATFHE journal) Overall, it manages to cover notoriously difficult areas as thoroughly and accessibly as any other text, and better than most - well worth a look for A/S film: two thumbs up! The Lecturer
About Nathan Abrams
Nathan Abrahms, University of Wales, Bangor, UK Ian Bell, West Hertfordshire College, UK Jan Udris, Middlesex University and Birkbeck College, UK
Table of Contents
Early cinema and film form; the language of film; mainstream and alternative film form; Hollywood cinema; cinema, audiences and society; films, spectatorship and meaning; genre; stars; authorship; British cinema; world cinema and national film movements; alternative cinema and other film styles; film technology; production, distribution and exhibition; cinema, the media and globalisation.
Studying Film by Nathan Abrams
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