Understanding Film Theory (Paperback)

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This essential core textbook provides an approachable and extensive introduction to film theory, written by two highly experienced senior lecturers. Bringing a fresh, contemporary and accessible approach to what is often perceived to be a challenging and old-fashioned area of film studies that requires time and effort to grasp, the text illustrates why theory is important and demonstrates how it can be applied in a meaningful way. The book's sixteen chapters are clear and comprehensive and provide an insight into the main areas of debate, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly.

The ideal entry point for any student studying film, the book is designed for use on courses on film theory on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes within film, cinema, media and cultural studies.

New to this Edition:
- An expanded introduction, plus a new chapter looking at Adaptation
- Contemporary case studies exploring popular and topical films, such as The Hunger Games (2012), Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) and The Lego Movie (2014)
- An expanded introduction, plus a new chapter looking at Adaptation
- Additional genre-based case study on the British Gangster film
- Additional actor-basedcase study on Ryan Gosling
- A greater focus throughout on the relevance of film theory to students undertaking practical film degrees and units

About the Author


Ruth Doughty is the Programme Leader in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She is one of the co-founding editors of the journal Transnational Cinemas and co-edited Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media (2009). Christine Etherington-Wright is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the BA Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the author of Gender, Professions, Discourse (Palgrave, 2008).Ruth Doughty is the Programme Leader in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She is one of the co-founding editors of the journal Transnational Cinemas and co-edited Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media (2009). Christine Etherington-Wright is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the BA Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the author of Gender, Professions, Discourse (Palgrave, 2008).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781137528230
ISBN-10: 1137528230
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: September 4th, 2017
Pages: 325
Language: English