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Film Studies: A Global Introduction reroutes film studies from its Euro-American focus and canon in order to introduce students to a medium that has always been global but has become differently and insistently so in the digital age.
Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti and Amy Villarejo’s approach encourages readers to think about film holistically by looking beyond the textual analysis of key films. In contrast, it engages with other vital areas, such as financing, labour, marketing, distribution, exhibition, preservation, and politics, reflecting contemporary aspects of cinema production and consumption worldwide.
Key features of the book include:
Films Studies: A Global Introduction will appeal to students studying film today and aspiring to work in the industry, as well as those eager to understand the world of images and screens in which we all live.
Part 1: Why Are Movies Made? Introduction1. Cinema As Entertainment2. Cinema as Self-Expression3. Cinema as Informative4. Film and Politics5. Film as a Commodity Part 2: How Do Movies Get Made? Introduction6. Starting Points7. Film Production Practices8. Film Labour. Interlude on Film Form Part 3: Where Do Movies Go? Introduction9. Marketing10. Distribution11. Exhibition12. Evaluative Contexts13. The Longevity of Films Part 4: How Are Movies Experienced? 14. Pleasure and Desire15. Identification and Identity 16. TransformationWriting about Cinema