Understanding Film Theory
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Understanding Film Theory

Ruth Doughty, Christine Etherington-Wright

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Understanding Film Theory

Ruth Doughty, Christine Etherington-Wright

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About This Book

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

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. List of illustrations
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. 1. Auteur Theory
  9. 2. Adaptations
  10. 3. Genre Theory
  11. 4. Formalism
  12. 5. Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
  13. 6. Marxism
  14. 7. Realism
  15. 8. Postmodernism
  16. 9. Psychoanalysis
  17. 10. Feminism
  18. 11. Masculinity
  19. 12. Queer Theory
  20. 13. Race and Ethnicity
  21. 14. Postcolonial and Transnational Cinemas
  22. 15. Stars
  23. 16. Audience Research and Reception
  24. Conclusion
  25. Filmography
  26. Index
Citation styles for Understanding Film Theory

APA 6 Citation

Doughty, R., & Etherington-Wright, C. (2017). Understanding Film Theory (2nd ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/2996928/understanding-film-theory-pdf (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

Doughty, Ruth, and Christine Etherington-Wright. (2017) 2017. Understanding Film Theory. 2nd ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://www.perlego.com/book/2996928/understanding-film-theory-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Doughty, R. and Etherington-Wright, C. (2017) Understanding Film Theory. 2nd edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/2996928/understanding-film-theory-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Doughty, Ruth, and Christine Etherington-Wright. Understanding Film Theory. 2nd ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.