Film Studies: An Introduction: Teach Yourself

Teach Yourself

Author: Warren Buckland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473608805

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films. Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will gain a critical understanding of legendary directors and the techniques and skills that are used to achieve cinematic effects. Whether you are a film studies student or just a film buff wanting to know more, this book will give you an invaluable insight into the exciting and incredibly fast-moving world of film. Understand Film Studies includes: Chapter 1: Film aesthetics: formalism and realism Chapter 2: Film structure: narrative and narration Chapter 3: Film authorship: the director as auteur Chapter 4: Film genres: defining the typical film Chapter 5: The non-fiction film: five types of documentary Chapter 6: The reception of film: the art and profession of film viewing
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Media Studies: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Joanne Hollows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473618991

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
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Jung: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Phil Goss

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473601789

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Jung: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Jung is taught on many university and counselling courses. Chapters include individuation and the archetypal power of the unconscious, Jung's early life, Jung's early career and key influences, Freud and Jung, the self and ego, the dark side, anima and animus, archetypes, typology, Jungian analysis, working with dreams, active imagination, developmental approaches, application of Jungian analysis to mental health needs, and Jung's legacy in culture, spirituality and therapy. Jung employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studying for an exam or just for your own interest. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
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The Dolby Era

Film Sound in Contemporary Hollywood

Author: Gianluca Sergi

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719070679

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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This book tells the story of the arrival of Dolby onto the film scene in the early 70s, and its profound impact on Hollywood filmmakers and audiences worldwide.
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Introduction to Film Studies

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136777156

Category: ART

Page: 564

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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 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 Dagenham and 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 · Film and Technology · Getting to the Bigger · Picture Film Form and Narrative · Spectator, Audience and Response · Cinematic authorship and the film auteur · Stardom and Hollywood Cinema · Genre, Theory and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary Form · The Language of Animation · Gender and Film · Lesbian and Gay Cinema · Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora · British Cinema · Indian Cinema · Latin American Cinema · 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
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A2 Film Studies

The Essential Introduction

Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Freddie Gaffney,John White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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Building on the groundwork laid by the AS Film Studies syllabus, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introductionintroduces students to the diversity of cinematic styles and to different film cultures as well as positioning film within wider political, cultural and artistic debates. The book is designed to support students through the transition from a focus on textual analysis to the consideration of the wider contexts that inform any study of Film. Individual chapters cover the following key areas: The Small Scale Research Project Practical Application of Learning Studies in World Cinema The Film Text and Spectator Producers and Audiences – Issues and Debates Messages and Values – Critical Approaches Specially designed to be user-friendly, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introductionincludes: activities sample exam questions further reading a glossary of key terms and resources case studies
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Film Study

An Analytical Bibliography

Author: Frank Manchel

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4

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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.
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Teaching Film at GCSE

Author: James Baker,Patrick Toland

Publisher: Teaching Film and Media Studie

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 150

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This book is for teachers of Media Studies and English who are responsible for delivering this exciting and demanding area of the curriculum. Suitable for both new and experienced teachers, it provides a range of approaches from the focused teaching of film in Media Studies to the use of film as support material in English courses. Clear explanations of the key concepts and ideas for film study are accompanied by a series of case studies, providing practical advice and exercises for every classroom environment. It includes: different approaches to using film in the classroom; an introduction to key concepts for studying film; an overview of influential critical and academic perspectives; a survey of historical and industrial contexts for production and consumption of film; and case studies of films within particular genres, Action films, Comic book adaptations and Teen movies. The guide is supported by extensive online resources to help the busy teacher get the most out of their students.
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In the Name of the Father

Director, Jim Sheridan

Author: Kate Domaille

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 76

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"I am an innocent man, so is my son. We shouldn't even be here."- Pete Postlethwaite as Giuseppe Conlon, In The Name of the Father Includes excerpts of original reviews and provides a background to the film. Provides biographies of key cast and crew and provides a cultural context for the movie. Looks at the production, casting, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the film. Go behind the scenes of In the Name of the Father. with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. In 1974 a bomb exploded in a Guildford pub, five people were killed and many injured. In The Name of the Father is the story of a father and son, convicted of the crime and how they spend the next 15 years trying to prove their innocence. Discover why Jim Sheridan's film created a tidal wave of controversy on its release in 1994 and what part he played in the overall look of the film and how did he represent the relationship between the truth and real life. Consider the importance of film style and key scenes, and learn how the film engages the audience by the use of narrative. Discover how, by the use of stylistic features, the themes in the film have been elaborated and understand what role lighting, camera shots and music had on building emotions. Get short biographies of the director Jim Sheridan, Scriptwriter Terry George, and actors Emma Thompson, Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite and Corin Redgrave. Included is a bibliography of articles and books pertaining to the film and a listing of cinematic terms. Written in an accessible style, In the Name of the Father is excellent reading for movie fans and film students alike. Kate Domaille is a lecturer in Media Studies and a freelance writer and works with the Film Education and Associate Tudor scheme at the British Film Institute.
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