6th Edition

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts

By Susan Hayward Copyright 2023
    682 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    682 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in its sixth edition, this essential guide for students provides accessible definitions of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, world cinemas, theories and production terms.

    This fully revised and updated book includes new topical entries that explore areas such as film and the environmental crisis; streaming and new audience consumption; diversity and intersectionality; questions related to race and representation; the Black Lives Matter movement; and New Wave Cinemas of Eastern European countries. Further new entries include accented/exilic cinema, border-cinema, the oppositional gaze, sonic sound and Black westerns. Existing entries have been updated, including discussion of #MeToo, and more contemporary film examples have been added throughout.

    This is a must-have guide for any student starting out on this fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times.

    Preface, how to use the book and acknowledgements

    List of key concepts



    Index of films

    Name index

    Subject index


    Susan Hayward is Emerita Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Exeter. Her publications include Luc Besson (1998), French National Cinema (second edition, 2005), Simone Signoret: The Star as Cultural Sign (2004), Les Diaboliques (2005), Nikita (2010), French Costume Drama of the 1950s: Fashioning Politics (2010), Film Ecology: Defending the Biosphere – Doughnut Economics and Film Theory and Practice (2020) and Ecology Documentaries: Their Function and Value Seen Through the Lens of Doughnut Economics (2021).