The most comprehensive and up-to-date critical guide to the study of filmComprehensive, authoritative, and unique, The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is the up-to-date critical volume on the theories, debates, and approaches to the study of film. A host of international experts provide an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the main concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the main issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas. The Guide features: * Comprehensive coverage suitable for any course on cinema or film studies * Organized into three sections: Approaches; Hollywood and the World; World Cinema * An emphasis throughout on critical concepts, methods, and debates * Specially commissioned chapters on such varied topics as film music, the Hollywood Star System, and the idea of national cinema * Coverage dedicated to important new areas in film studies: gay and lesbian criticism, postcolonial theory, audience studies, post-classical Hollywood cinema, and cultural studies * Chapters discussing exciting new developments in classical topics, such as Early Hollywood Cinema, Film History, and the avant-garde* Illustrated throughout, and complete with `readings' designed to demonstrate the variety of theoretical approaches, chapter headings and summaries, guides to further reading, and `highlight' quotes With its uniquely comprehensive coverage, The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is an indispensable aide and reference source for the student of film and media, and anyone interested in the study of cinema.
""One of the first things that strikes you about The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is the number of contributors, nearly 70 in all representing a fair cross-section of leading scholarship mainly (though not exclusively) from the United Kingdom and the United States. This is a great strength."" - The Times Higher Education Supplement, May 1999 ""Prominence is given to the politics of gender and sexuality, an accurate reflection of the balance of debates within the discipline over the past two decades at least."" - The Times Higher Education Supplement, May 1999 ""In its coverage of major theoretical issues, provides a sound introduction for undergraduate film-studies students and perhaps even more usefully, for students on courses on which film is only a part."" - The Times Higher Education Supplement, May 1999 ""Featuring entries from most of the reigning luminaries in the field, this solid, exhaustive volume is possibly the best all-in-one guide currently available. The contributors supply skilful overviews of the major critical approaches, and there are a few surpises --- for instance, pornography is firmly ensconced as a respectable academic subject."" - Sight and Sound, May 1998 "substantial book that, particularly in its coverage of major theoretical issues, provides a sound introduction for undergraduate film-studies students and, perhaps even more usefully, for students on courses of which film is only a part." - Steve Blandford, The Times Higher Education Supplement
John Hill: General IntroductionPART ONE: CRITICAL APPROACHES1: Richard Dyer: Introduction to Film StudiesSTUDYING THE FILM TEXT2: Robert Phillip Kolker: The Film Text and Film Form3: Paul McDonald: Film Acting4: Pamela Church Gibson: Film Costume5: Claudia Gorbman: Film MusicTHE FILM TEXT: THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS6: Anthony Easthope: Classic Film Theory and Semiotics7: Ian Christie: Formalism and Neo-formalism8: Robert B Ray: Impressionism, Surrealism, and Film Theory9: Barbara Creed: Film and Psychoanalysis10: Peter Brunette: Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction11: John Hill: Film and PostmodernismFILM TEXT AND CONTEXT: GENDER, IDEOLOGY, AND IDENTITIES12: Chuck Kleinhans: Marxism and Film13: Patricia White: Feminism and Film14: Anneke Smelik: Gay and Lesbian Criticism15: Alexander Doty: Queer Theory16: Laura Kipnis: Pornography17: Robyn Wiegman: Race, Ethnicity, and Film18: Rey Chow: Film and Cultural IdentityFILM TEXT AND CONTEXT: CULTURE, HISTORY, AND RECEPTION19: Dudley Andrew: Film and History20: Andrew Tudor: Sociology and Film21: Graeme Turner: Cultural Studies and Film22: Jostein Gripsrud: Film Audiences23: Noel King: Hermeneutics, Reception Aesthetics, and Film InterpretationPART TWO: AMERICAN CINEMA AND HOLLYWOOD: CRITICAL APPROACHES.AMERICAN CINEMA: HISTORY, INDUSTRY, AND INTERPRETATION1: John Belton: American Cinema and Film History2: Duncan Petrie: History and Cinema Technology3: Douglas Gomery: Hollywood as Industry4: Tom Gunning: Early American Film5: E. Ann Kaplan: Classical Hollywood Film and Melodrama6: Peter Kramer: Post-classical HollywoodCRITICAL CONCEPTS7: Stephen Crofts: Authorship and Hollywood8: Tom Ryall: Genre and Hollywood9: Jeremy G. Butler: The Star System and HollywoodPOLITICS AND SOCIETY10: Douglas Kellner: Hollywood Film and Society11: Albert Moran: Film Policy: Hollywood and Beyond12: Toby Miller: Hollywood and the WorldPART THREE: WORLD CINEMA: CRITICAL APPROACHESREDEFINING CINEMA: INTERNATIONAL AND AVANT-GARDE ALTERNATIVES1: Stephen Crofts: Concepts of National Cinema2: Murray Smith: Modernism and the Avante-Gardes3: Ashish Rajadhyaksha: Realism, Modernism, and Post-ColonialREDEFINING CINEMA: OTHER GENRES4: John Izod & Richard Kilborn: The Documentary Film5: Michael OPray: The Animated FilmEUROPEAN CINEMA6: Ginette Vincendeau: Iss ues in European CinemaCASE-STUDIES: MOVEMENTS, MOMENTS, AND FILMMAKERS7: Ian Christie: The Avant-Gardes and European Cinema before 19308: Simona Monticelli: Italian Post-War Cinema and Neo-Realism9: Jill Forbes: The French Nouvelle Vague10: Ulrike Sieglohr: New German Cinema11: Daniel Goulding: East-Central European Cinema12: Armand Mattelart: European Film Policy and the Response to Hollywood13: Directors and StarsKeith Reader: (a) Jean RenoirChris Darke: (b) Ingmar BergmanCathy Fowler: (c) Chantal AkermanJosé Arroyo: (d) Pedro AlmodóvarSusan Hayward: (e) Luc Besson(f) Brigitte Bardot: A Star Case Study: Ginette Vincendeau: ANGLOPHONE NATIONAL CINEMASCASE-STUDIES14: Andrew Higson: British Cinema15: Martin McLoone: Ireland and Cinema16: Elizabeth Jacka: Australian Cinema17: Will Straw: Canadian CinemaWORLD CINEMA18: Wimal Dissanayake: Issues in World CinemaCASE-STUDIES: CINEMAS OF THE WORLD19: Ashish Rajadhyaksha: Indian Cinema20: Berenice Reynaud: Chinese Cinema21(a): Stephen Teo: Hong Kong Cinema: Discovery and Pre-Discovery21(b): N. K. Leung: China, and 199722: Kuan-Hsing Chen: Taiwanese New Cinema23: Freda Freiberg: Japanese Cinema24 Zc African Cinema: N. Frank Ukadike: 25: Julianne Burton-Carvajal: South American CinemaFILM IN A CHANGING AGE26: Laura Kipnis: Film and Changing Technologies27: John Hill: Film and Television