Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts

4th Edition

By Susan Hayward

© 2013 – Routledge

576 pages

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About the Book

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide 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 fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as:

  • CGI
  • Convergence
  • Cult cinema
  • Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema
  • Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image
  • Quota quickies
  • 3-D technology


'This book has - since the first edition in the nineties - stood as an unequivocal feat of strength…For those in need of a good, extensive, and thorough insight into film studies, Hayward's fourth edition of Cinema Studies will be a priceless piece of work.' Kim Toft Hansen, Kulturkapellet, Denmark

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Key Concepts Key Concepts Bibliography Index of Films Name Index Subject Index

About the Author

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), French Costume Drama of the 1950s: Fashioning Politics (2010).

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Subject Categories

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