Film Studies For Dummies



Film Studies

From Hollywood to Bollywood, explore the fantastic world of film

Whether you’re preparing to study film at university or you simply have a passion for cinema, you’re bound to enjoy this book. Here’s where you’ll learn how people communicate ideas in films, how the industry works and who’s on the team, the impact of film on popular culture, the different genres and styles, film theory, the joys of animation and so much more.

  • Explore far-reaching effects – examine the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic and political implications of cinema
  • Compare and contrast film and reality – explore conceptual frameworks for a film’s relationship to reality
  • Find out just how they do it – discover how stories are developed in movies and how a storyline is related to broader issues in society
  • Work out what it’s all about – get to grips with avant-garde cinema and find out what such films really offer
  • Take the incredible world tour – sample the unique styles of cinema in Europe, Japan, India and other countries
  • Go larger than life – learn about greats in the industry, venture into film analysis and look at the transitions into 21st century cinema

Open the book and find:

  • How people tell stories in film
  • Ways film is used to explore current issues and attitudes
  • Responsibilities of cinema tographers and producers
  • The mysteries of mise-en-scene
  • All about digital-age animation
  • Auteurs from the 1930s to today
  • What poststructuralism and postmodernism really mean
  • Ten must-watch movies

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