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  1. Film Studies

    A Global Introduction

    By Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti, Amy Villarejo

    Film Studies: A Global Introduction reroutes film studies from its Euro-American focus and canon in order to introduce students to a medium that has always been global but has become differently and insistently so in the digital age. Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti and Amy Villarejo’s...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Film Theory

    An Introduction through the Senses, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Global Film Book

    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 Hollywood. Highlighting areas of difference and similarity in film...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Film Studies: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Amy Villarejo

    Series: The Basics

    Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments in the industry and the explosive impact of new technologies. Core topics covered...

    Published July 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Doing Film Studies

    By Sarah Casey Benyahia, Claire Mortimer

    Series: Doing... Series

    Doing Film Studies examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. This book provides an overview of the construction of film studies - including its history and evolution - and examines the...

    Published November 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Introduction to Film Studies

    5th Edition

    Edited by Jill Nelmes

    Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas....

    Published November 1st 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Companion to Film History

    Edited by William Guynn

    Series: Routledge Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies. The...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Documentary

    By David Saunders

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Dave Saunders’ spirited introduction to documentary covers its history, cultural context and development, and the approaches, controversies and functions pertaining to non-fiction filmmaking. Saunders examines the many methods by which documentary conveys meaning, whilst exploring its differing...

    Published April 21st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Romantic Comedy

    By Claire Mortimer

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Romantic comedy is an enduringly popular genre which has maintained its appeal by constantly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the recent emergence of the bromance. Romantic Comedy examines the history of the genre, considering the social and cultural context for key developments in new genre...

    Published March 26th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Film Theory

    An Introduction Through the Senses

    By Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? That is the central question for film theory, and renowned film scholars Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener use this question to guide students through all of the major film theories – from the classical period to today – in this insightful,...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge