Essential reading for anyone interested in film, provides accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms. Now fully revised and updated for its 5th edition.
Succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film. Both an introduction to film study and a writing guide, this brief text introduces you to major film theories as well as film terminology.
Comprehensive guide to the study of film. Provides an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the core concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the major issues in the study of film.
In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to colour, and considers its genres from intellectual art house to mass market entertainment.
This Second Edition provides a concise and accurate overview of the history of world cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from 1896 through 2012. Accompanied by more than 250 rare color and black-and-white stills, the new edition conveys a sense of cinema's sweep in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies.