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Key Films Texts

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Key Film Texts offers students a stimulating introduction to 50 films which they are likely to encounter during their studies. An introductory chapter outlines the core concepts involved in film study. Each entry then provides a guide to production details, information on the film-makers and the institutional context of the film. It explores issues of genre and stardom, th ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published April 4th 2002 by Arnold Publishers
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Pete daPixie
Jan 01, 2010 Pete daPixie rated it it was ok
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As my reading matter is stuck somewhere in the Christmas post, I've taken to reading my son's Film Studies course books.
Film and tv media is not my domain, so a decent review of this book is not really possible.
Key Film Texts is made up of 50 major/important films from Intolerance (1916) through to Eyes Wide Shut (1999). As I have gone through the book I can honestly say that I've only watched half a dozen of these movies, and then only with repeated showings on tv.
The major films that I would p
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Anna
Required reading in college for a film class, written by the professor itself. Doubt it can be found anywhere, and with good reason.
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