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Film Studies: the Basics by Film Studies: The Basic 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. Film Studies: The Basics is the ideal introduction to those new to the study of cinema.
History of Film by In this lively and up-to-date analysis, David Parkinson traces theevolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows tothe digital filmmaking of the twenty-first century. Covering the keyelements and players that have contributed to its artistic and technicaldevelopment, the book offers a concise overview of film throughoutthe world.Beginning with the origins of the movies, it assesses the achievementsof an international body of filmmakers. A new chapter mapsthe developments in form and technology across the world fromthe mid-1990s to today, examining among other things experimentsin three-dimensionality, the revival of animation, the democratizationof filmmaking following the digital revolution, and the impact ofDVDs and the download market in exponentially widening accessand audiences.
Introduction to Film Studies by Introduction to Film Studiesis 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 150 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: updated coverage of a wide range of concepts, theories and issues in film studies in-depth discussion of the contemporary film industry and technological changes new chapters on Film and Technology and Latin American Cinema new case studies on films such as District 9, Grizzly Man, Amores Perros, Avatar, Made in Dagenhamand many others marginal key terms, notes, cross-referencing suggestions for further reading, further viewing and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography a new, improved companion website including popular case studies and chapters from previous editions (including chapters on German Cinema and The French New Wave), links to supporting sites, clips, questions and useful resources. Individual chapters include:The Industrial Contexts of Film Production #65533; Film and Technology #65533; Getting to the Bigger #65533; Picture Film Form and Narrative #65533; Spectator, Audience and Response #65533; Cinematic authorship and the film auteur #65533; Stardom and Hollywood Cinema #65533; Genre, Theory and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary Form #65533; The Language of Animation #65533; Gender and Film #65533; Lesbian and Gay Cinema #65533; Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora #65533; British Cinema #65533; Indian Cinema #65533; Latin American Cinema #65533; Soviet Montage Cinema of the 1920s Contributors:Linda Craig, Lalitha Gopalan, Terri Francis, Chris Jones, Mark Joyce, Searle Kochberg, Lawrence Napper, Jill Nelmes, Patrick Phillips, Suzanne Speidel, Paul Ward, Paul Watson, Paul Wells and William Wittington
The Story of Film by The Story of Film is the most accessible and compelling history of the medium yet published. Film critic, producer and presenter, Mark Cousins shows how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example, how Douglas Sirk's Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s influenced Rainer Werner Fassbinder's despairing visions of 1970s Germany; and how George Lucas' Star Wars epics grew out of Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress. Sound (1928-1990) and Digitial (1990-Present), and within this structure films are discussed within chapters reflecting both the stylistic concerns of the film-makers and the political and social themes of the time. Film is an international medium, so as well as covering the great American films and film-makers, the book explores cinema in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America, and shows how cinematic ideas and techniques cross national boundaries. Avoiding jargon and obscure critical theory, the author constantly places himself in the role of the moviegoer watching a film, and asks: 'How does a scene or a story affect us, and why?' In so doing he gets to the heart of cinematic technique, explaining how film-makers use lighting, framing, focal length and editing to create their effects. Clearly written, and illustrated with over 400 stills, including numerous sequences explaining how scenes work, The Story of Film is essential reading for both film students and the general moviegoer.
Books to support A Level Film Studies
Blade Runner by This text details the making of Blade Runner and its steadily improving fortunes after its indifferent reception in 1982. The film is situated in terms of the debates about postmodernism which have informed the large body of criticism devoted to it.
Film Architecture by Film Architecture examines movies with respect to the architecture of the created worlds.
Pulp Fiction by Dana Polan sets out to unlock the style and technique of "Pulp Fiction". He shows how broad Tarantino's points of reference are, and analyzes the narrative accomplishment and complexity. In addition, Polan argues that macho attitudes celebrated in film are much more complex than they seem.
The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo Del Toro by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro is one of the most prolific artists working in film. His directorial work includes Cronos (1993), Mimic (1997), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy II (2008) and Pacific Rim (2013). He has also worked extensively as a producer, with several screenwriting credits to his name. As a novelist he coauthored The Strain Trilogy (2009-2011), which he also developed into a television series for FX in 2014. Del Toro has spoken of the "primal, spiritual function" of his art, which gives expression to his fascination with monsters, myth, archetype, metaphor, Jungian psychology, the paranormal and religion. This collection of new essays discusses cultural, religious and literary influences on del Toro's work and explores key themes of his films, including the child's experience of humanity through encounters with the monstrous.
Guillermo del Toro's Pan's labyrinth : inside the creation of a modern fairy tale by As well as the complete story of the making of Pan's Labyrinth. this book showcases incredible visuals from del Toro's initial musings in his famed journals to exquisite concept art and rare photography from the set, alongside removable items, including script pages and call sheets.
Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing brings together essays, specially written for this edition, that analyse this controversial film from a variety of methodological perspectives. Among the issues examined in this volume are the production history of the film, the use of music, and the urban sociology of New York in the 1980s. Collectively, these essays connect the inter-racial strife of New York as treated in Do the Right Thing with the contemporary social climate and racism in America. Also included are reviews of the film by influential critics, a large selection of production stills, and a complete bibliography.