Reinventing Film Studies

The aim of this collection is to reinvent film studies in the light of these new questions, rethinking and refiguring what is most useful from the past.There are four key issues in this reinvention: that film studies can no longer ignore ...

Reinventing Film Studies

Reinventing Film Studies

This anthology of specially commissioned essays introduces students to some of the central questions and debates which have concerned the development of Film Studies. It differs from other readers in that it does not start with the intellectual history of the evolution of film theory, or the history and criticism of film, but with the problems and questions that confront us now. The contributors begin with questions that are central to the field, asking what we need to know and what theories, concepts, and methods help us to know. These questions that confront the discipline at the beginning of a new century, either reframe or depart from the concerns of the 1970s when film first became an academic subject of study. This second century of moving images, new questions, and a new knowledge animate the field. The aim of this collection is to reinvent film studies in the light of these new questions, rethinking and refiguring what is most useful from the past. There are fourkey issues in this reinvention: that film studies can no longer ignore its interdisciplinary invention next to media studies, cultural studies and visual culture, and that film studies thus needs to confront the 'massness' of its existence as mass media; that film studies has a distinctive and historically changing sensory appeal; that since mass mediated culture is the only terrain on which we have to work, we need to re-confront the aesthetic, generic and modal forms of this mass media; and,finally, that the pressure of postmodernity has compelled a new urgency in the understanding of film history, which is never wholly about then and certainly always about now.

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Reinventing Film Studies
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Linda Williams, Christine Gledhill
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01 - Publisher: Hodder Education

This anthology of specially commissioned essays introduces students to some of the central questions and debates which have concerned the development of Film Studies. It differs from other readers in that it does not start with the intellectual history of the evolution of film theory, or the history and criticism
Reinventing Film Studies
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Christine Gledhill, Anne Friedberg, Rajinder Kumar Dudrah
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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From Antz To Titanic
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Martin Barker, Thomas Austin
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Pluto Press

Everybody analyses films. Ordinary viewers, chatting on the way home afterwards. Reviewers, telling us just enough to tempt or put off. Critics, ‘situating’ films for us. Moralists, hunting for the (harmful) message. So what exactly is it that film academics do that’s different?Martin Barker and Thomas Austin provide a jargon-free,
Inventing Film Studies
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Lee Grieveson, Haidee Wasson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-03 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Inventing Film Studies offers original and provocative insights into the institutional and intellectual foundations of cinema studies. Many scholars have linked the origins of the discipline to late-1960s developments in the academy such as structuralist theory and student protest. Yet this collection reveals the broader material and institutional forces—both inside
Beginning film studies
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Andrew Dix
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-01 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Beginning film studies offers the ideal introduction to this vibrant subject. Written accessibly and with verve, it ranges across the key topics and manifold approaches to film studies. Andrew Dix has thoroughly updated the first edition, and this new volume includes new case studies, overviews of recent developments in the

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