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Doing Film Studies.

Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia; Claire Mortimer
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Doing ... Series.
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Doing Film Studies examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. This book provides an overview of the construction of film studies - including its history and evolution - and examines the application of theories to film texts. Important questions discussed include:Why does film studies need a canon?What is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Casey Benyahia; Claire Mortimer
ISBN: 9781136170065 1136170065
OCLC Number: 823386917
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages).
Contents: Introduction 1. The Canon in Practice 2. The History of the Discipline or How it Became Possible to Study Film 3. The History of the canon: The Development (and deconstruction) of the film studies canon 4. Key Approaches: Genre Theory 5.Competing Approaches: Screen Theory 6.Reading a film 7. Film Studies and Narrative Theories 8. Spectatorship and Audience Studies 9. Creative Engagement 10. Film and Identity 11. Postmodernism and Cultural studies 12. Film as Industry Index
Series Title: Doing ... Series.

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Doing Film Studies examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. This book provides an overview of the construction of film studies - including its history and evolution - and examines the application of theories to film texts. Important questions discussed include:Why does film studies need a canon?What is the relationship between authorship and genre theory?What is screen theory?How do we read a film text?Why is the concept.

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