This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Approximately 200 entries cover specific topics, including acting, censorship, editing, lighting and others. Also included are more than 230 career profiles, placing individual achievements in the context of specific topics (for example, Robert Altman is featured in the article on "Sound"). Additional features include a comprehensive index; a list of further reading sources; 350 black-and-white and 150 full color photographs; and more.
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Barry Keith Grant, a professor of film studies and popular culture at Brock University in St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada, is the author of "Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman", co-author of "The Film Studies Dictionary", and editor of "The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film", "Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video", and "Film Genre Reader".Synopsis:
A comprehensive guide to film contains entries discussing genres, the impact of motion pictures on society, studios, the technical processes involved in film production, and the history of the format.
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