This text outlines what sociologists need to know of the nature of communication and of mass culture, while also looking in some empirical detail at the workings of the Hollywood community and the psychology of the star system. It explores trends such as attempts to adapt semiology and psycholinguistics to our understanding of film ‘language’, using them to develop a paradigm for film analysis. The book goes on to offer a guide to comprehension of the relation between cinema and society through detailed analysis of the relation between the German silent cinema and its social context and extensive discussion of popular genres like the western, gangster movie and horror movie. Seeing movies in terms of meaning, as reservoirs of culture which audiences may use for a variety purposes, this book uses a combination of sociological perspective and critical method to present a unique intriguing perspective.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1974. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. Rebound by the library.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3845589
Book Description George Allen and Unwin, London, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback with dustjacket. This copy was previously owned by cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and his signature is on the front endpaper. The book is almost fine; the dustjacket has a few light scratches and small bumps, but generally it is very good. Bookseller Inventory # 029721
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. 260 pp. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 26451
Book Description Allen & Unwin, London 1974, 1974. 22.5 x 14.5cms, 260pp, very good hardcover & dustwrapper ( a few ink markings) The chapters are: patterns of communication; movie communicators; movie audiences; movie languages; patterns of culture; cinema & society (eg German expressionism); popular genres such as westerns, gangster, horro movies); patterns of change. Bookseller Inventory # 114502