An Introduction to Film Studies by Jill Nelmes

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An Introduction to Film Studies has established itself as the leading textbook for students of cinema. This revised and updated third edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, and introduces some of the world's key national cinemas including British, Indian, Soviet and French. Written by experienced teachers in the field and lavishly illustrated with over 122 film stills and production shots, it will be essential reading for any student of film.
Features of the third edition include:
*full coverage of all the key topics at undergraduate level
*comprehensive and up-to-date information and new case studies on recent films such as Gladiator, Spiderman, The Blair Witch Project, Fight Club, Shrek and The Matrix
*annotated key readings, further viewing, website resources, study questions, a comprehensive bibliography and indexes, and a glossary of key terms will help lecturers prepare tutorials and encourage students to undertake independent study.

Individual chapters include:
*Film form and narrative
*Spectator, audience and response
*Critical approaches to Hollywood cinema: authorship, genre and stars
*Animation: forms and meaning
*Gender and film
*Lesbian and gay cinema
*British cinema
*Soviet montage Cinema
*French New Wave
*Indian Cinema

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Published June 19, 2003 by Routledge. 528 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction