First published in 1985, The Cinema Book was hailed as a landmark film studies text, presenting in accessible form two decades of intellectual activity on the subject. The second edition (1999) consolidated The Cinema Book's international reputation as the leading guide to film studies.
This new edition has been extensively revised, expanded, and updated to include brand new chapters together with original essays and case studies written by leading scholars from around the globe. It provides comprehensive coverage of seven major areas - Hollywood Cinema and Beyond; Stars; Technologies; World Cinemas; Genre; Authorship; and Developments in Theory.
New topics include Global Hollywood; Contemporary Women Directors; Queer Theory; and Post-modernism. All sections are supported by in-depth analyses of films from the earliest days to the present.
About the Author
Pam Cook worked at the British Film Institute, later being appointed the UK's first Professor of European Film and Media at the University of Southampton in 1998. She retired in February 2006 to become Professor Emeritus in Film.
"With excellent essays, close textual analysis of films and further reading lists from some of the leading lights in the area, the book has proved an invaluable asset for those negotiating their way through the minefield of ideas and conflicting theories that make up the study of film...This weighty, yet still surprisingly succinct tome also has an excellent sense of design allowing the reader to dip in and out and pull out the relevant information as they wish...obvious must for any student of film...excellent resource." Laurence Boyce Films and Festivals
|Hollywood cinema and beyond|
|The star system|
|Authorship and cinema|
|Developments in theory|
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Series: Bfi Cinema
Number Of Pages: 610
Published: 1st January 2007
Publisher: British Film Institute
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 19.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.63
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised