Each assignment will be discussed more fully in class. All late assignments in that time frame will receive one grade deduction.
Description Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas.
A range of theories and theorists are presented from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to Deleuze. Each chapter is written by a subject specialist, including two new authors for the fifth edition.
A wide range of films are analysed and discussed. It is lavishly illustrated with film stills and production shots, in full colour throughout.
Reviewed widely by teachers in the field and with a foreword by Bill Nichols, it will be essential reading for any introductory student of film and media studies or the visual arts worldwide.
Key features of the fifth edition are: The book has definitely evolved from its first edition and has a more comprehensive feel, with more detailed summaries of academic arguments and developed references to fields of study that make it useful to return to as your studies advance. Reading the book I was struck by how things have changed since the appearance of the first edition, and how the editor and contributors have kept up with those changes without losing touch with the rich history of cinema that informs contemporary developments.
We will continue to recommend Introduction to Film Studies to our advanced students and it will be required reading at entry level. Its balance between defining film form terminology and providing a history of film with more current film theories is perfect for the course I teach, which includes film studies concentrators and many generally interested students from other disciplines looking for an elective.
More practically, each chapter serves as a model of analysis and the questions for discussion, and suggested further readings and viewings as well as related internet resources allow me to construct assignments that engage the students more fully in the areas they are interested.
The case studies are perfect for smaller assignments, and the broader theoretical models can be turned into term projects. First Edition "Simply the best introductory volume in the field so far. The revised edition keeps up with changes in technology and the discussions of Hollywood are particularly illuminating…I highly recommend this text.
I encourage students to make it their top priority reading. The extended range of chapters, which are carefully chosen, display up-to-date scholarship using many recent films and provide a fully rounded and extended introduction to film studies.
It offers a fresh perspective on the subject and in an age saturated by the moving image helps us to navigate some difficult terrain. The fourth edition furthers this study through revising existing chapters and adding critical new research of this compelling medium.
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"Auteur Theory" Auteur = "author" François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer. Robert Stam, “Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Adaptation”, in Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation, ed. Robert Stam & Alessandra Raengo, (USA, UK, and Australia: Blackwell Publishing, ), 4.
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Therefore, the New Hollywood was defined by the entrance of "auteurism" into American filmmaking. The Auteur Theory (which was invented by French film scholars) was based on the idea that "directors are to movies what poets are to poems" (Biskind 16).