A Level Film Studies

The Essential Introduction
Routledge (Verlag)
  • 3. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 10. Februar 2020
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  • 420 Seiten
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978-1-000-76989-0 (ISBN)

This essential book covers the key areas for A Level Film Studies students, building confidence through a careful, step-by-step approach.

The first part of the book establishes a basic understanding of the grounding of film analysis in the various elements of film construction, mise en scène, cinematography, editing, sound and performance, developing the knowledge students have of movies whilst challenging them to consider new films and ideas. Key theoretical approaches around narrative, genre, representation, spectatorship and authorship are introduced in part two, before we consider specific national cinemas from around the world in parts three and four. In part five, the book assesses a range of slightly different film experiences, looking at silent cinema, experimental films and documentaries; before, finally, part six shifts to evaluating creative approaches to students' own filmmaking.

Specifically designed to be user-friendly, the book has an easy-to-follow design, includes more than sixty colour images and is packed with features such as:

    1. case studies on a range of films and filmmakers,

      2. activities on such films as Sunrise (Murnau, 1927, US), Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958, US), Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989, US), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay, 2011, UK), Stories We Tell (Polley, 2012, Can),

      3. definitions of key terms,

        4. suggestions for further reading and website resources.

          Matched to the current exam specification, A Level Film Studies: The Essential Introduction covers everything students need to study as part of the course. The book is supported by a companion website at www.alevelfilmstudies.co.uk offering further advice and activities.

          3. Auflage
          • Englisch
          • London
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          • Großbritannien
          Taylor & Francis Ltd
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          978-1-000-76989-0 (9781000769890)
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          Dr.Sarah Casey Benyahia is a film and media teacher in post-16 education. She is the author of Crime (2011), 'Between Place and Non-Place: Disrupting the Categorizations of the Past in Ida' in Allen, S and Møllegaard, K (eds.) Narratives of Place in Literature and Film (2019), and co-author of Doing Film Studies (2012).

          John White teaches Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. He is the author of Westerns (2011), European Art Cinema (2017) and The Contemporary Western: An American Genre Post-9/11 (2019). He is co-editor of The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films (2014).

          Freddie Gaffney is a lecturer, screenwriter and filmmaker. He is co-author of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2nd edition, 2008) and On Screenwriting (2009).

          Introduction: This is Film Studies

          Part I: Film Form and Analysis

          Chapter 1: Mise en scène

          Chapter 2: Cinematography

          Chapter 3: Editing

          Chapter 4: Sound

          Chapter 5: Performance

          Part II: Theoretical Approaches and Critical Debates

          Chapter 6: Narrative and Genre

          Chapter 7: Representation and Ideology

          Chapter 8: Spectatorship and Audience Studies

          Chapter 9: Authorship

          Chapter 10: Historical, Social and Cultural Contexts

          Part III: Hollywood and US Cinema

          Chapter 11: Classic Hollywood, 1930-1960

          Chapter 12: New Hollywood, 1961-1990

          Chapter 13: Contemporary American Cinema

          Part IV: National Cinemas, Global Cinema and Arthouse Film

          Chapter 14: Contemporary British Cinema

          Chapter 15: European Film

          Chapter 16: Global Film

          Part V: Further Varieties of Film Experience

          Chapter 17: Silent Cinema

          Chapter 18: Experimental Film

          Chapter 19: Documentary Film: Theory and Practice

          Part VI: Understanding Film through Creative Practice

          Chapter 20: Conventions of the Screenplay and Shooting Script: Narrative Construction

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