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The Global Film Book

By Roy Stafford

Routledge – 2014 – 368 pages

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    January 9th 2014
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Description

The Global Film Book is an accessible and entertaining exploration of the development of film as global industry and art form, written especially for students and introducing readers to the rich and varied cinematic landscape beyond Hollywood.

Highlighting areas of difference and similarity in film economies and audiences, as well as form, genre and narrative, this textbook considers a broad range of examples and up to date industry data from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Latin America.

Author Roy Stafford combines detailed studies of indigenous film and television cultures with cross border, global and online entertainment operations, including examples from Nollywood to Korean Cinema, via telenovelas and Nordic crime drama.

The Global Film Book demonstrates a number of contrasting models of contemporary production, distribution and consumption of film worldwide, charting and analysing the past, present and potential futures for film throughout the world.

The book also provides students with:

  • a series of exploratory pathways into film culture worldwide
  • illuminating analyses and suggestions for further readings and viewing, alongside explanatory margin notes and case studies
  • a user friendly text design, featuring over 120 colour images
  • a dynamic and comprehensive blog, online at www.globalfilmstudies.com, providing updates and extensions of case studies in the book and analysis of the latest developments in global film issues.

Contents

Introduction 1. The development of global film 2. The Hollywood studio model 3. Approaching films from different cultures 4. National Cinemas in Europe: contrasting experiences 5. De-centring the Hollywood domination debate: Japan and South Korea 6. Middle East without Borders 7. International art cinema and the festival circuit 8. Cinema that needs to be different? 9. Global television 10. Diverse Indian cinemas 11. Chinese cinemas 12. Looking to the future

Author Bio

Roy Stafford has taught film in further, higher and adult education in the UK. He is now a freelance lecturer working in cinema-based film education. He is co-author of The Media Student’s Book (5th edition, 2010) and has written widely on film including Understanding Audiences and the Film Industry (2007) and study guides on La haine (2000) and Seven Samurai (2001).

Author's Blog

Visit the author's blog which provides support to the textbook.

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Description: By Roy Stafford. The Global Film Book is an accessible and entertaining exploration of the development of film as global industry and art form, written especially for students and introducing readers to the rich and varied cinematic landscape beyond...
Categories: World Cinema, Introductory Film Studies, Film & TV Communication, Film Production, Film Studies, Media & Film Studies