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:
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.
An in-depth glossary that Hayward (French, U. of Exeter) intends to provide students and teachers of film studies, and other people interested in cinema with a useful reference on key theoretical terms and various debates surrounding them. She also provides historical overviews of key genres, film theory, and film movements. The cross-references are extensive. Films and names are each indexed separately from general subjects. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
'This book has - since the first edition in the nineties - stood as an unequivocal feat of strength...For those in need of a good, extensive, and thorough insight into film studies, Hayward's fourth edition of Cinema Studies will be a priceless piece of work.' Kim Toft Hansen, Kulturkapellet, Denmark