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Oxford Guide to Film Studies

Oxford Guide to Film Studies - 98 edition

Oxford Guide to Film Studies - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780198711247

ISBN10: 0198711247

Oxford Guide to Film Studies by John Hill and Pamela Church  Eds. Gibson - ISBN 9780198711247
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
International: No
Oxford Guide to Film Studies by John Hill and Pamela Church  Eds. Gibson - ISBN 9780198711247

ISBN13: 9780198711247

ISBN10: 0198711247

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, this volume is an indispensable guide to the study of film. Top international contributors provide 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 and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas.

Author Bio

Hill, John : University of Ulster at Coleraine

Gibson, Pamela Church : The London Institute

Dyer, Richard : University of Warwick

Kaplan, E. Ann : State University of New York at Stony Brook

Willemen, Paul : Napier University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
General Introduction


1. Introduction to film studies, Richard Dyer

Studying the film text

2. The film text and film form, Robert P. Kolker

Readings: Written on the Wind, Robin Wood
Citizen Kane, Peter Wollen

3. Film acting, Paul McDonald
4. Film costume, Pamela Church Gibson
5. Film music, Claudia Gorbman

The film text: theoretical frameworks

6. Classic film theory and semiotics, Antony Easthope
7. Formalism and neo-formalism, Ian Christie

Reading: Poetry and prose in cinema, Viktor Shklovsky

8. Impressionism, surrealism, and film theory, Robert B. Ray
9. Film and psychoanalysis, Barbara Creed
10. Post-structuralism and deconstruction, Peter Brunette
11. Film and postmodernism, John Hill

Film text and context: gender, ideology, and identities

12. Marxism and film, Chuck Kleinhans

Reading: The political thriller debate, John Hill

13. Feminism and film, Patricia White

Readings: Rebecca, Mary Ann Doane
Rebecca, Tania Modleski

14. Gay and lesbian criticism, Anneke Smelik
15. Queer theory, Alexander Doty
16. Pornography, Laura Kipnis
17. Race, ethnicity, and film, Robyn Wiegman
18. Film and cultural identity, Rey Chow

Film text and context: culture, history, and reception

19. Film and history, Dudley Andrew
20. Sociology and film, Andrew Tudor
21. Cultural studies and film, Graeme Turner
22. Film audiences, Jostein Gripsrud
23. Hermeneutics, reception aesthetics, and film interpretation, Noel King


American cinema: history, industry, and interpretation

1. American cineam and film history, John Belton
2. History and cinema technology, Duncan Petrie
3. Hollywood as industry, Douglas Gomery
4. Early American film, Tom Gunning
5. Classical Hollywood film and melodrama, E. Ann Kaplan

Readings: Casablanca, Richard Maltby
Casablanca, Rick Altman

6. Post-classical Hollywood, Peter Kramer

Critical concepts

7. Authorship and Hollywood, Stephen Crofts

Reading: John Ford, Peter Wollen

8. Genre and Hollywood, Tom Ryall

Reading: Body Genres, Linda Williams

9. The star system and Hollywood, Jeremy G. Butler

Politics and society

10. Hollywood film and society, Douglas Kellner

Reading: Hollywood and ideology, Robert B. Ray

11. Film policy: Hollywood and beyond, Albert Morgan
12. Hollywood and the world, Toby Miller


Redefining cinema: international and avant-garde alternatives

1. Concepts of national cinema, Stephen Crofts
2. Modernism and the avant-gardes, Murray Smith
3. Realism, modernism, and post-colonial theory, Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Redefining cinema: other genres

4. The documentary, John Izod and Richard Kilborn
5. The animated film, Michael O'Pray

European cinema

6. Issues in European cinema, Ginette Vincendeau


7. The avant-gardes and European cinema before 1930, Ian Christie
8. Italian post-war cinema and Neo-Realism, Simona Monticelli
9. The French Nouvelle Vague, Jill Forbes
10. New German Cinema, Ulrike Sieglohr
11. East Central European cinema, Daniel J. Goulding
12. European film policy and the response to Hollywood, Armand Mattelart
13. Directors and stars

(a) Jean Renoir, Keith Reader
(b) Ingmar Bergman, Chris Darke
(c) Chantal Akerman, Cathy Fowler
(d) Pedro Almodovar, Jose Arroyo
(e) Luc Besson, Susan Hayward
(f) Brigitte Bardot, Ginette Vincendeau

Anglophone national cinemas

14. British cinema, Andrew Higson
15. Ireland and cinema, Martin McLoone
16. Australian cinema, Elizabeth Jacka
17. Canadian cinema, Will Straw

World cinema

18. Issues in world cinema, Wimal Dissanayake
19. Indian cinema, Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Reading: Popular Hindi cinema, Rosie Thomas

20. Chinese cinema, Berenice Reynaud
21. Hong Kong cinema
(a) Discovery and pre-discovery, Stephen Teo
(b) China and 1997, N.K. Leung
22. Taiwanese New Cinema, Kuan-Hsing Chen
23. Japanese cinema, Freda Freiberg
24. African cinema, N. Frank Ukadike

Reading: Hyenas, Richard Porton

25. South American cinema, Julianne Burton-Cavajal

Redefining cinema: film in a changing age

26. Film and changing technologies, Laura Kipnis
27. Film and television, John Hill

List of Picture Sources and Readings
Index of Selected Names and Film Titles