This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
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Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Schirmer G Books
Category: Motion pictures
Roll the credits... here's what you get: - Exhaustive coverage of more than 200 topics, such as Costume, Experimental Films, Film Noir, Production Design, Sound, Publicity and Promotion, Marxism, Direction, Criticism, and many others- More than 230 career profiles including Robert Alman, Ingmar Bergman, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn, Steven Spielberg and many other notables- 500 photos/illustrations, 150 of which are full color.- Articles organized by category, ranging in length from 1,500 to 8,000 words- Coverage of international cinemasReaders get all this...This encyclopedia is a critical resource for film studies, or interdisciplinary approaches in English, American Studies, Women's Studies, History, Social Studies, Art, Art History and other fields, featuring articles in the following areas: Disaster Films, Merchandising, Third Cinema, Academy Awards, Cartoons, B Films, Twentieth Century Fox, Expressionism, Festivals, Queer Theory.Each signed essay is organized within a logical category - production, national traditions, studios, genre, critical theory, history and culture - and ranges in length from 1,500 to 8,000 words. Other features include a helpful list of additional resources, an index and 500 photographs/illustrations, 150 of which are full color.This ground-breaking work is as easy to use as it is comprehensive. In the eBook version, hyperlinks to individual entries are provided right from the table of contents, book index and list of illustration, making navigation and lookup fast and easy. Additionally, the eBook is fully searchable by commonly used search terms, such as keyword, entry title, full-text and imagecaptions.Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film has considerable international appeal, given the popularity of film studies worldwide and its coverage of national cinemas, including Australian cinema, Danish cinema, Italian cinema, Indian cinema, Southeast Asian cinema and many others. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film is available in different media formats - choose from four hardcover volumes (set) or purchase it as an eBook for your Gale Virtual Reference Library.