9781118886595

Film Studies For Dummies

Paperback / softback by James Cateridge

Make sense of the world of cinema

Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendly guide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinema into a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introduction to different film genres and styles, learn about the history of cinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore global cinema from Hollywood to Bollywood and much more.

Film Studies For Dummies will open your mind to how the film industry works and help you to discover the impact of film on popular culture. You'll get easy-to-read information on analyzing and critiquing film from a range of theoretical, historical and critical perspectives, and learn how people communicate ideas in film. You'll also be able to shine a light on how stories are developed in movies, understand how a storyline is related to broader issues in society and become a well-versed and insightful film student.

  • Covers the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic and political implications of cinema
  • Provides conceptual frameworks for understanding a film's relationship to reality
  • Explores how people tell stories and communicate ideas in film
  • Helps you excel as a student of film

Whether you're planning to study film, a humanities student with a forthcoming module on film or a film enthusiast wondering if this might be the future for you, Film Studies For Dummies has you covered.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 408 pages Language: English
Dimension: 188 x 23 x 231mm ISBN10: 1118886593
Weight: 748g ISBN13: 9781118886595
Publication Date: 03 Feb 2015 Publisher: Wiley

ABOUT AUTHOR

James Cateridge is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. He researches and teaches British cinema, film policy and the international film industry. James has also worked with the Arts Council of England and as a film journalist for the London Film Festival.

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