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Film studies : an introduction

Author: Warren Buckland
Publisher: London : John Murray Learning, 2015.
Series: Teach yourself books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will soon gain a critical understanding of legendary directors and the techniques and skills that are used to achieve certain cinematic effects. Whether you are a film studies student or just a film buff wanting  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Buckland
ISBN: 9781473608795 1473608791
OCLC Number: 926094748
Description: xvi, 221 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Film aesthetics: formalism and realism --
Film structure: narrative and narration --
Film authorship: the director as auteur --
Film genres: defining the typical film --
The non-fiction film: five types of documentary --
The reception of film: the art and profession of film reviewing --
Taking it further.
Series Title: Teach yourself books.
Other Titles: Teach yourself film studies
Responsibility: Warren Buckland.

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'A perfect balance between clarity and intellectual complexity' Sight and Sound.Written by a leading expert and practising university teacher, Film Studies gives you all the key knowledge and  Read more...

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'Buckland's pocket-sized volume represents a breakthrough: it's genuinely pitched at novices and succeeds in maintaining a perfect balance between clarity and intellectual complexity' Sight and Sound

 
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