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  • Author:
    Toby Miller,Robert Stam
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    0631206450
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    978-0631206453
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    Wiley-Blackwell (May 21, 2004)
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    436 pages
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Toby Miller, Robert Stam. This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field.

Toby Miller, Robert Stam. 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.

His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell Publishing, 1999); Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture (1997); Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media, with Ella Shohat (1994), which won the Katherine Singer Kovocs Best Film Book Award ; and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism, and Film (1992).

Robert Stam is a Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University. It is very "heady" and requires serious breakdown of most you will read. However there is great knowledge within the intellectual writing of those featured in the book. In my opinion, this is the second best book on the market for film theory. Braudy's book a little better in my opinion, but also a little more "heady.

A lively & provoking introduction to film theory, the author examines genres & issues central to the study of both media, realism, illusionism, narration, point of view, style, semiotics, psychoanalysis & multiculturalism.

Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). A lively & provoking introduction to film theory, the author examines genres & issues central to the study of both media, realism, illusionism, narration, point of view, style, semiotics, psychoanalysis & multiculturalism.

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Robert Stam is Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University.

Robert Stam (born October 29, 1941) is an American film theorist working .

Robert Stam (born October 29, 1941) is an American film theorist working on film semiotics. He is a University Professor at New York University, where he teaches about the French New Wave filmmakers. Stam has published widely on French literature, comparative literature, and on film topics such as film history and film theory.

A Companion to Film Theory book.

A companion to film theory. Stam, Robert, 1941-; Miller, Toby. Motion pictures - Social aspects, Motion pictures. Malden, Mass ; Oxford : Blackwell. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control).

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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the fieldof film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Itsinternational and interdisciplinary approach will have a broadappeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work byexperts in the field of film studies.Represents material under a variety of headings, includingclass, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography,authorship, and spectatorship.Offers an international approach to the subject, includingcoverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, cultureindustries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations andtechnology.Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the backgroundand current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognosticationon the future.Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms ofknowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, andliterature.

Querlaca
Very good.
Vertokini
The book is really interesting especially if you do not have any background in film theory.
Great price. In good condition
Goldenfang
There's not too much to tell here. Of course, on one level one could talk for days upon topics raised in this book, but on the other hand, one could neglect it all with a wave of his hand. What will you think about this book, depends much on the way how you answer these questions? Is film (just) entertainment or is it perchance an art. Does it hold any kind of inherent value, or is it just an aspect of human work that doesn't need deeper evaluation? How do you discern between good and bad film? Does (narrative) film have an important part in any kind of education, does it have some kind of social responsibility and can it provide answer to questions of modern time?

These questions, each in their own way reveal aspects on film, the layers that lay beneath the moving pictures manufactured in some studio somewhere in the world, and the way reception of certain film can vary in different background and different populace. There has been much hate spilled over many of the films and it is but impossible to shut one's own ears and eyes, and pretend just not to see. Sooner or later, every movie lover out there will come with some sort of an answer to these questions. This book provides an example, the way in which these topics have been addressed by a various authors from different fields of study, different backgrounds and different intellectual preoccupations. In a way, it is useful in few aspects.

For film theorist who are just entering this field of study it provides nice summary of problems, solutions and referent literature on subject, so one can easily pick and choose amongst the perspectives that interests him. For those who are just browsing around film territory with inquisitive look in their eyes, this book will turn out to be great introductionary course. There are relatively few texts of complicated nature, and these concern themselves mainly on psychoanalysis and gender topics which one can easily leave for later, to dwell upon when time comes right. Others are written in more approachable manner, and shouldn't provide any difficulties in their understanding and upgrading.

I'm guessing that this is a standard textbook for many courses on film theory and reception, but don't let that frighten or bore you. Despite what you may expect from theoretical texts, ones in this book are fairly interesting, thought-provoking and challenging to provide an interesting read. In a way, one's journey trough film theory may a well begin from here.