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Film Studies For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-88659-5
408 pages
April 2015
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Film Studies 5

Chapter 1: Becoming a Fantastic Film Student 7

Chapter 2: Putting Words and Pictures into Motion: The Film-Making Team 25

Chapter 3: Watching the Stars Come Out: Film Stars, and Why We Love Them 47

Chapter 4: Building Movie Stories 67

Part II: Taking All Types: Genres, Modes and Style 89

Chapter 5: Distinguishing Films by Type: Genres and Style 91

Chapter 6: Getting Animated about Animation 123

Chapter 7: Leading from the Front: Avant-Garde Film 141

Chapter 8: Getting Real: The Truth about Documentary 157

Part III: Travelling a World of Wonders: Global Cinema 177

Chapter 9: Bringing Hollywood into Focus 179

Chapter 10: Enjoying the British Invasion: From Brit-Grit to Frock Flicks 201

Chapter 11: Admiring European Films: Culture and Commerce 221

Chapter 12: Mixing Monsters, Musicals and Melodrama: World Cinema 241

Part IV: Bringing In the Big Ideas: Theories and Beyond 261

Chapter 13: Theorising about Film: How Movies Work 263

Chapter 14: Praising Great Directors: Auteur Theory 283

Chapter 15: Exploring New Approaches to Film Theory – and Beyond 307

Chapter 16: Outliving Celluloid: Cinema in the 21st Century 325

Part V: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 17: Ten Film Writers You Need to Read 345

Chapter 18: Ten Must-Watch Movies 353

Chapter 19: Ten Film-Makers You Need to Know Better 363

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Becoming a Film Student 371

Index 379

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