This concise introduction to the study of film offers an overview of the issues and perspectives that contribute to a full understanding of the medium. The book addresses all the important areas encountered by students studying film for the first time, ranging from a history of Hollywood and British Cinema to an analysis of the key theories of different genres and narratives. It draws on a fund of diverse examples, handled as extended case studies or briefer vignettes, that offer a sensitive mix of the familiar, classic and more unusual aspects of films. With its original narrative line and student-centred philosophy, this book makes for an essential and engaging read for all film enthusiasts approaching the subject for the first time.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Film Language - Genre and Narrative - Film and Industry - Film and Theory - Film and History - Film and Representation - Film and Technology - Bibliography
After graduating in film and literature from Warwick University, NICK LACEY worked in a variety of media institutions including Times Newspapers, EMAP and Yorkshire Television. He has been teaching media studies since 1991 and is currently Head of Media Studies at Benton Park School in West Yorkshire, UK.