A Companion to Film Theory (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

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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.


  • Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies.
  • Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship.
  • 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.
  • Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future.
  • Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.

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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 multifacet.

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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.

This major film theory collection:

  • Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship
  • Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, postmodernism, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology
  • Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future
  • Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.

A Companion to Film Theory provides the ideal reference source for students of film theory in departments of cultural studies, media studies, literature, and sociology.

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