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The most up-to-date critical guide available, Film Studies: Critical Approaches covers all the significant theories, debates, and approaches to the subject. A team of international experts provides a clear and comprehensive overview of all the major theoretical and critical approaches involved in film analysis, including detailed coverage of established critical traditions—such as semiotics, feminism, and psychoanalysis—as well as important new areas of study such as film audiences and reception, queer theory, and identity politics. Chapter summaries and further reading lists help students to assimilate the material. Ideal for courses in film criticism and textual analysis, Film Studies: Critical Approaches guides students through the maze of theory to the heart of the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198742807
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/17/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 612,008
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Ulster at Coleraine

London Institute

University of Warwick

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Napier University, Edinburgh

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Table of Contents

Introduction, John Hill
Part One: Critical Approaches
1. Introduction to Film Studies, Richard Dyer
Studying the Film Text
2. The Film Text and Film Form, Robert Phillip Kolker
Written on the Wind, Robin Wood
Citizen Kane, Peter Wollen
3. Film Acting, Paul McDonald
4. Film Costume, Pamela Church Gibson
5. Film Music, Claudia Gorbman
The Film Text: Theoretical Developments
6. Classic Film Theory and Semiotics, Anthony Easthope
7. Formalism and Neo-formalism, Ian Christie
Poetry and Prose in Cinema, Victor Schlovsky
8. Impressionism, Surrealism, and Film Theory, Robert B. Ray
9. Film and Psychocanalysis, Barbara Creed
10. Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction, Peter Brunette
11. Film and Postmodernism, John Hill
Film Text and Context: Gender, Ideology, and Identities
12. Marxism and Film, Chuck Kleinhans
The Political Thriller Debate, John Hill
13. Feminism and Film, Patricia White
Rebecca, Mary Anne Doane
Rebecca, Tania Modleski
14. Gay and Lesbian Criticism, Anneke Smelik
15. Queer Theory, Alexander Doty
16. Pornography, Laura Kipnis
17. Race, Ethnicity, and Film, Robyn Wiegman
18. Film and Cultural Identity, Rey Chow
Film Text and Context: Culture, History, and Reception
19. Film and History, Dudley Andrew
20. Sociology and Film, Andrew Tudor
21. Cultural Studies and Film, Graeme Turner
22. Film Audiences, Jostein Gripsrud
23. Hermeneutics, Reception Aesthetics, and Film Interpretation, Noel King

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