This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. <br><ul><br><li>Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies. <br><li>Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship. <br><li>Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology. <br><li>Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future. <br><li>Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.</li></ul>
"A vital contribution to contemporary studies in film and culture."
Journal of Film and Video
"[Offers] new and diverse directions which film theory can and
must address ? pivotal." Scope: The Online Journal of Film
1. Introduction: Toby Miller.
2. Authorship: James Naremore.
3. Genre: Sarah Berry.
4. Enunciation and Narration: Andre Gaudreault and
5. Film Editing: Lucy Fischer.
6. Film Semiotics: Warren Buckland.
7. Cognitivism: Greg Currie.
8. Psychoanalysis: Richard Allen.
9. Spectatorship and Subjectivity: E. Deidre Pribram.
10. Laura Mulvey Meets Cathrine Tramell Meets the She-Man:
Counter-History, Reclamation, and Incongruity in Lesbian, Gay, and
Queer Film and Media Criticism: Julia Erhart.
11. Is There Class in this Text?: The Repression of Class in
Film and Cultural Studies : David James.
12. Culture Industries: Douglas Kellner.
13. The Political Economy of Film: Janet Wasko.
14. The Work of Theory in the Age of Digital Transformation:
15. Cultural Exchange: Tom O'Regan.
16. Anthropology for the World: Mass Media: Faye Ginsburg.
17. Psycho's Bad Timing: The Sensual Obsessions of Film Theory:
18. Historical Allegory: Ismail Xavier.
19. Every Picture Tells a Story: Jose Guadalupe Posada's
Photocinematic Graphic Art: Charles Ramirez Berg.
20. On "Historical Poetics," Narrative, and Interpretation: Ira