Film Studies: The Basics

2nd Edition

By Amy Villarejo

© 2013 – Routledge

190 pages

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About the Book

Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments in the industry and the explosive impact of new technologies. Core topics covered include:

  • The history, technology and art of cinema
  • Theories of stardom, genre and film-making
  • The movie industry from Hollywood to Bollywood
  • Who does what on a film set

Complete with film stills, end-of-chapter summaries and a substantial glossary, Film Studies: The Basics is the ideal introduction to those new to the study of cinema.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Film Studies: What Is Cinema? The Language of Film. The history of Film. The Production and Exhibition of Film. The Reception of Film. The Future of Film

About the Author

Amy Villarejo is Professor in Film at Cornell University, USA. She won the 2005 Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies for her book Lesbian Rule: Cultural Criticism and the Value of Desire.

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Subject Categories

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