Teach Yourself Film Studies is an invaluable reference book for both Film Studies students and film buffs.
It gives a chronological history of cinema and film with an analysis of the different genres of films and directors, from Westerns to Sci-Fi and from Hitchcock to Tarantino. Techniques and effects are fully discussed and explained to give an insight and understanding of this fascinating media.
The book gives an overview of the key areas in film studies which includes aesthetics, narrative, genres and documentary films. It also ends by uncovering the secrets of film reviewing and the conventions reviewers adopt when they write about and evaluate films.
This new edition also includes an expanded section concerning film studies on the internet.
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Warren Buckland is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Chapman University in Southern California, and former lecturer in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He is co-author of Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis (Arnold, 2002)
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