Film Studies: The Essential Resource, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Film Studies

The Essential Resource, 1st Edition

By Peter Bennett, Andrew Hickman, Peter Wall


448 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415365680
pub: 2006-12-13
Hardback: 9780415365673
pub: 2006-12-14

FREE Standard Shipping!


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 with directors and actors
  • magazines and newspapers.

With each extract introduced and contextualized by the editors, and suggestions for further activities and further reading included, Film Studies is the perfect resource to kick-start students' autonomy.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section A: Codes 1. Film Language 2. Production 3. Narrative 4. Canon Section B : Concepts 5. Genre 6. Auteur 7. Star 8. Realism Section C: Contexts 9. Textual Analysis 10. Perspectives 11. Industry 12. Audience 13. Hollywood Section D: Cinemas 14. British 15. National 16. Alternative

About the Series


Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Guides & Reviews
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies