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Film studies : the essential resource

Author: Peter Bennett; Andrew Hickman; Peter Wall
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Essentials series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing together a wide array of accessible and contemporary source material, Film Studies is the ideal companion for students studying film studies at university and pre-university level. From printed media to the views of actual individuals involved in the film-making process, the sources cover all areas to illustrate key topics in film studies. They include: academic articles; advertising; websites; interviews  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bennett; Andrew Hickman; Peter Wall
ISBN: 9780415365680 0415365686 9780415365673 0415365678
OCLC Number: 67870497
Description: xvii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. British film history: new perspectives / Raymond Williams --
2. Why do you make films? / Wim Wenders --
3. What a Carve Up! / Jonathan Coe --
Part 1. Codes --
1. Film language --
4. Against Interpretation / Susan Sontag --
5. How to Read a Film / James Monaco --
6. How to Read a Film / James Monaco --
7. Notes on sound / Robert Bresson --
8. Teaching Analysis of Film Language / David Wharton and Jeremy Grant --
9. Manual of Film Editing / Roger Crittenden --
10. Film Form and Culture / Robert Kolker --
2. Production --
11. Trash, art and the movies / Pauline Kael --
12. Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher / James Swallow --
13. Fight Club / Jim Uhl --
14. On Directing Film / David Mamet --
15. Film Art: An Introduction / David Bordwell and Kristen Thompson --
16. A cry in the dark / Gianluca Sergi --
17. Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner / Paul M. Sammon --
3. Narrative --
18. Introduction to the structural analysis of narratives / Roland Barthes --
19. Narrative, Comprehension and Film / Edward Branigan --
20. Film Art: An Introduction / David Bordwell and Kirsten Thompson --
21. Realism and Tinsel / Robert Murphy --
22. Why do you make films? / Wim Wenders --
4. Canon --
23. Key Film Texts / Graham Roberts and Heather Wallis --
24. Sight and Sound ten-yearly polls 1952-2002 --
25. Millennium masterworks: Citizen Kane / Simon Callow --
26. 'What will be the ultimate film?' --
27. Why do some films survive and others disappear? / Peter Wollen --
Part 2. Concepts --
5. Genre --
28. Media Studies: The Essential Introduction / Philip Raynor, Peter Wall and Stephen Kruger --
29. The notion of genre / Tom Ryall --
30. Genre and Hollywood / Steve Neale --
31. Filmsite / Tim Dirks --
32. http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/intgenre/ intgenre5.html / Daniel Chandler --
33. Entertainment and Utopia / Richard Dyer --
34. Film noir introduction / Michael Walker --
35. Notes on film noir / Paul Schrader --
36. The terror of pleasure / Tanya Modleski --
6. Auteur --
37. Against Interpretation / Susan Sontag --
38. Wikipedia Internet Encyclopedia: Auteur theory --
39. An Introduction to Film Studies / Patrick Phillips --
40. Signs and Meaning in the Cinema / Peter Wollen --
41. How Movies Work / Bruce Kawin --
42. Film as Film / Victor Perkins --
7. Star --
43. Stars as cinematic phenomenon / John Ellis --
44. Star studies / Paul MacDonald --
45. Stars / Richard Dyer --
46. Spectacular Bodies / Yvonne Tasker --
47. Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry / Arthur de Vany --
48. Hollywood Babylon II / Kenneth Anger --
8. Realism --
49. Key Terms in Cinema Studies / Susan Haywood --
50. An aesthetic of reality: neorealism / Andre Bazin --
51. The question of realism / Robert Stam --
52. Realism in the Cinema / Christopher Williams --
53. The totalising quest for meaning / Trinh T. Minha-ha --
54. Realism and Popular Cinema / J. Hallam and M. Marshment --
55. Cinema and Cultural Modernity / Gill Branston --
Part 3. Contexts --
56. The Films of John Ford / Joseph McBride and Michael Wilmington --
57. The skeptical eye / Jurgen Muller --
58. Notes on narrative aspects of the new Hollywood blockbuster / Warren Buckland --
59. City of God / Roger Ebert --
60. Exorcist --
the beginning / Mark Kermode --
61. Adolescence both savage and innocent / Peter Brunette --
10. Theoretical perspectives --
62. Lights, camera, action: Marxism, semiotics, narratology / David Weddle --
63. Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture / Dominic Strinati --
64. A Spanish Labyrinth: The Films of Pedro Almodovar / Mark Allinson --
65. The Eyes of Laura Mulvey: Subjects, Objects and Cinematic Pleasures / Matthew Henry --
66. Postcolonialism and cinema: from difference to relationships / Olivier Barlet --
67. Towards a non-bourgeois camera style / Brian Henderson --
11. Industry --
68. The Genius of the System / Thomas Schatz --
69. The Dialectic of Enlightenment / Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer --
70. Film as Social Practice / Graham Turner --
71. Holy commodity fetish Batman! / Eileen R. Meehan --
72. High Concept / Justin Wyatt --
73. The Chronic Crisis of British Cinema / Michael Chanan --
12. Audience --
74. All Time World Box Office --
75. Screaming for release / Brigid Cherry --
76. Film As Social Practice / Graham Turner --
77. The best place to see a film / Mark Jancovich and Lucy Faire --
78. Global Television and Film: An Introduction to the Economics of the Business / C. Hoskins, S. McFadyen and A. Finn --
Part 4. Cinemas --
13. Hollywood --
79. Hollywood Cinema / Richard Maltby --
80. Narrative and the spectacular Hollywood blockbuster / Geoff King --
81. BBC News 20 October 2005: Countries turn backs on Hollywood --
14. British cinema --
82. Nul Britannia / Nick James --
83. Sex, Class and Realism / John Hill --
84. Grim realities / Alex Collins --
85. Re-presenting the national past: nostalgia and pastiche in the Heritage film / Andrew Higson --
86. From underworld to underclass / Claire Monk --
87. University of Glasgow Media website: Tartanry --
15. National cinemas (or world cinema exploded) --
88. The concept of national cinema / Andrew Higson --
89. Contemporary Spanish Cinema / Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas --
90. Weimar Cinema and After / Thomas Elsaesser --
91. The montage of film attractions / Sergei Eisenstein --
92. What is Neorealism? / Bert Cardullo --
93. That breathless moment / David Thomson --
94. Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions / Stephen Teo --
95. The Japanese Film: Art and Industry / Joseph L. Anderson and Donald Richie --
16. Alternative takes --
96. Godard interviewed by Henri Behar at the 1995 Montreal Film Festival --
97. Review of Godard's Every Man for Himself / Lars Penning --
98. Derek Jarman / Tony Peake --
99. My Last Breath / Luis Bunuel --
100. Un Chien Andalou --
original shooting script / Luis Bunuel --
101. The Discreet Art of Luis Bunuel / Gwynne Edwards --
102. Dali and un chien andalou: the nature of a collaboration / Haim Finkelstein --
103. Foreword to New Readings / Juan Luis Bunuel.
Series Title: Essentials series.
Responsibility: Peter Bennett, Andrew Hickman and Peter Wall.
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