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5th Edition

Cinema Studies
The Key Concepts

ISBN 9781138665774
Published August 23, 2017 by Routledge
630 Pages

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Book Description

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times.

Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as:

  • Acting
  • Audience
  • CGI
  • Convergence
  • Cult cinema
  • Digitisation and globalization
  • Distribution
  • Experimental film
  • Transnational cinema
  • World cinemas

Table of Contents

Preface, how to use the book and acknowledgements List of key concepts THE KEY CONCEPTS Bibliography Index of films Name index Subject index

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Susan Hayward is Emeritus Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Exeter. Her publications include Luc Besson (1998), French National Cinema (second edition, Routledge, 2005), Simone Signoret: The Star as Cultural Sign (2004), Les Diaboliques (2005), Nikita (2010) and French Costume Drama of the 1950s: Fashioning Politics (2010).


‘Every film student would be well advised to have a copy of the revised and updated version of Susan Hayward’s Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts next to them as they progress through their course. It offers succinct and well-informed definitions of key terms within the field as well as providing a range of further sources for readers to pursue their own research interests.’

Dr Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK