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1st Edition

Film Theory
Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

ISBN 9780415259712
Published December 16, 2003 by Routledge
1552 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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