2009 volume contains hundreds of alphabetically-arranged entries detailing the history of French film from the silent era to the present, covering major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. You may preview the contents.
2012 collection of over 20 essays on modern German film, "the aim of which
is to rehearse while intellectually resituating the critical developments that have occurred in and around this field since the turn of the twenty- first century." You may preview the contents.
This 2004 volume opens with a brief history of Latin American film and then moves to detailed analyses of 25 of the best Latin American films, culminating with City of God (2002). You may preview the contents, including a list of films covered.
2011 volume "explores important genres in the cinema of Eastern and East Central Europe, including war films, new wave, comedies, and surrealist art cinema, with essays on the most prolific filmmakers, in-depth reviews of key titles," and more. You may preview the contents.
2011 volume features "essays establishing the key players and genres in their sociopolitical context, including civil war films, romances, comedies, and the cinema of the transition," with reviews covering individual titles in considerable depth. You may preview the contents.
Second edition (2010) provides signed, biographical and critical, essays on 50 contemporary filmmakers (directors) from the U.S. and elsewhere. Entries are arranged alphabetically. You may preview the contents.
As the Introduction states, "This  book is designed to provide a basic introduction to the academic discipline known as film studies. It covers, in the first eleven chapters, the fundamental elements of formal film analysis... " You may preview the contents.
2010 volume consists primarily of alphabetically-arranged entries on key Spanish film titles, actors, institutes, and directors, but also includes a chronology and bibliography. You may preview the contents.
Comprehensive four-volume resource (4th edition, 2000) provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers through the spring of 2000. Entrants include legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists.
2011 guide covers traditional approaches such as formalism and structuralism, as well as more recent developments in criticism such as evolutionary theory, cognitive studies, ethical criticism, and ecocriticism, with explanations of key works and major ideas in literary criticism, film studies, and gender criticism. You may preview the contents.
2010 volume consists of two parts: a set of 11 essays on various themes, such as film as art and documentary film; an alphabetically-arranged "critical dictionary" that "explains concepts, summarizes debates in film studies, defines technical terms, describes major periods and movements, and discusses historical situations and the film industry." You may preview the contents.
Collection (2008) of about sixty signed essays explores "the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film," arranged in four parts: issues and concepts; authors and trends; genres; film as philosophy. You may preview the contents.
Four-volume set (2007) covers such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory, and film history. Approximately 200 entries cover specific topics, including acting, censorship, editing, lighting, career profiles, etc.
Organized into four chronologically-arranged volumes, this 2012 set contains over 90 original essays offering an "overview of American film history from the intersecting perspectives of industry, audiences, aesthetics, culture, politics, issues, and ideology." You may preview the table of contents.
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