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The Oxford Guide to Film Studies

Edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson
Consultant Editors: Richard Dyer, E. Ann Kaplan, and Paul Willemen

February 1998

ISBN: 9780198711247

648 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £49.99

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The Oxford Guide to Film Studies represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date critical guide to the study of film explaining all the significant theories, debates, and approaches to the study of film. Organized in three sections: Approaches; Hollywood and the World; and World Cinema a host of the worlds leading experts outline the major debates in the subject in such topics as diverse as psychoanalysis and film, audience studies and cinema, postmodernism in the cinema, the Hollywood star system, film acting and film music as well as such areas of growing interest as gay and lesbian criticism, cultural studies and audience studies and postcolonial theory. The book also includes `readings illustrating the variety of theoretical approaches, sections on further reading , chapter summaries, and is illustrated throughout.

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date critical guide to the study of film

About the Author(s)

Edited by John Hill, Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Performance Studies, University of Ulster at Coleraine, and Pamela Church Gibson, Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Cultural Studies, The London Institute

Consultant Editors: Richard Dyer, Department of Film Studies, University of Warwick, E. Ann Kaplan, Department of English, Stony Brook, New York, and Paul Willemen, Napier University, Edinburgh

Table of Contents

    General Introduction, John Hill
    PART ONE: CRITICAL APPROACHES
    1:Introduction to Film Studies, Richard Dyer
    STUDYING THE FILM TEXT
    2:The Film Text and Film Form, Robert Phillip Kolker
    3:Film Acting, Paul McDonald
    4:Film Costume, Pamela Church Gibson
    5:Film Music, Claudia Gorbman
    THE FILM TEXT: THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS
    6:Classic Film Theory and Semiotics, Anthony Easthope
    7:Formalism and Neo-formalism, Ian Christie
    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
    13:Feminism and Film, Patricia White
    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, Ray 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
    PART TWO: AMERICAN CINEMA AND HOLLYWOOD: CRITICAL APPROACHES.
    AMERICAN CINEMA: HISTORY, INDUSTRY, AND INTERPRETATION
    1:American Cinema 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
    6:Post-classical Hollywood, Peter ???
    CRITICAL CONCEPTS
    7:Authorship and Hollywood, Stephen Crofts
    8:Genre and Hollywood, Tom Ryall
    9:The Star System and Hollywood, Jeremy G. Butler
    POLITICS AND SOCIETY
    10:Hollywood Film and Society, Douglas Kellner
    11:Film Policy: Hollywood and Beyond, Albert Moran
    12:Hollywood and the World, Toby Miller
    PART THREE: WORLD CINEMA: CRITICAL APPROACHES
    REDEFINING CINEMA: INTERNATIONAL AND AVANT-GARDE ALTERNATIVES
    1:Concepts of National Cinema, Stephen Crofts
    2:Modernism and the Avante-Gardes, Murray Smith
    3:Realism, Modernism, and Post-Colonial, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
    REDEFINING CINEMA: OTHER GENRES
    4:The Documentary Film, John Izod & Richard Kilborn
    5:The Animated Film, Michael OPray
    EUROPEAN CINEMA
    6:Iss ues in European Cinema, Ginette Vincendeau
    CASE-STUDIES: MOVEMENTS, MOMENTS, AND FILMMAKERS
    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 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 Almodóvar, José Arroyo
    (e) Luc Besson, Susan Hayward
    (f) Brigitte Bardot: A Star Case Study:, Ginette Vincendeau
    ANGLOPHONE NATIONAL CINEMAS
    CASE-STUDIES
    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
    CASE-STUDIES: CINEMAS OF THE WORLD
    19:Indian Cinema, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
    20:Chinese Cinema, Berenice Reynaud
    21(a):Hong Kong Cinema: Discovery and Pre-Discovery, Stephen Teo
    21(b):China, and 1997, N. K. Leung
    22:Taiwanese New Cinema, Kuan-Hsing Chen
    23:Japanese Cinema, Freda Freiberg
    24 Zc African Cinema:, N. Frank Ukadike
    25:South American Cinema, Julianne Burton-Carvajal
    FILM IN A CHANGING AGE
    26:Film and Changing Technologies, Laura Kipnis
    27:Film and Television, John Hill

Reviews

""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