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Film Theory

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, 1st Edition

Edited by K. J. Shepherdson, Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson


1,552 pages

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Hardback: 9780415259712
pub: 2003-11-27
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This major new collection:

  • identifies the critical and theoretical concepts which have been most significant in the study of film
  • presents chronologically the most influential and important writing on these concepts
  • provides an historical and intellectual context for the material presented.

New introductions by the editors guide the reader through the work, and make this an essential source of ideas and insights for students and researchers in the field of Film Studies.

Table of Contents

Volume I Part 1: Essence and Specificity Part 2: Language Part 3: Technologies Volume II Part 4: Authorship Part 5: Genre Part 6: Narrative and Narration Volume III Part 7: Audiences and Spectatorship Part 8: Personal Identities and Representation Part 9: Cultural Identities, Colonialism and Postcolonialism Volume IV Part 10: Realism and the Real Part 11: Modernism and Postmodernism Part 12: Economics and Globalisation

About the Editors

Philip Simpson is a researcher and writer. His previous positions include Head of Education at the British Film Institute and Head of the Department of Radio Film and Television Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University College, UK

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

This extensive series from Routledge Major Works draws upon a broad range of academic interest within the diverse field of Media and Cultural Studies. The series explores key areas of research, such as Advertising and Radio and shines a spotlight on the study of Cinema, with collections analyzing the cinema of various geographic areas, including French Cinema and Chinese Cinema.

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Subject Categories

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