Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 8, 2006 - Performing Arts - 592 pages
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Ranging from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to Quentin Tarantino, and from auteur theory to the Hollywood Blockbuster, Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts has firmly established itself as the essential guide for anyone interested in film.

Covering an impressive range of key genres, movements, theories and production terms, this third edition includes a fully updated bibliography, and has been revised and expanded to include new topical entries such as:

  • female masquerade
  • silent cinema
  • exploitation cinema
  • art direction
  • national cinema
  • political cinema.

Authoritative yet accessible, Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is undoubtedly a must-have guide to what is both a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times.

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A good all-around guide to film study. Some of the entries tend to drag toward ramblings about feminism, body and desire, which is good and annoying at the same time. Good, because it gives the book's ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. Her recent publications include French National Cinema (second edition, Routledge, 2005) and Les Diaboliques (2005).

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