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Building on the groundwork laid by the AS Film Studies syllabus, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction introduces 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:
Specially designed to be user-friendly, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction includes:
1.Introduction 2. Film: Making Meaning 2 (FS4) 3. FS5: Studies in World Cinema Section A: Film Styles and Movements German and Soviet Cinemas of the 1920s. Neo – Realism in Italy and Beyond. Japanese cinema of 1950–1970. Cinematic New Waves. Surrealist and Fantasy Cinema Section B: Close Study Films (Contemporary World Cinema) 4. FS6: Critical Studies Section A: The Film Text and Spectator Early Cinema. Documentary. Experimental Film Making. Shocking Cinema. Section B: Producers and Audiences: Issues and Debates Regulation and Censorship as it Affects Both Film Producers and Audiences. Independent Film and its Audiences. Fandom and its Significance to the Film Industry. 5. Suggestions for Further Research. Sample Essay Questions and Approaches to Plans, Useful Websites, Journals etc. Glossary of Key Terms. Filmography. Bibliography