Film and Television Analysis: An Introduction to Methods, Theories, and Approaches

1st Edition

Harry Benshoff

Routledge
Published October 23, 2015
Textbook - 318 Pages
ISBN 9780415674812 - CAT# Y119500

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Summary

Film and Television Analysis is especially designed to introduce undergraduate students to the most important qualitative methodologies used to study film and television.

The methodologies covered include:

  • ideological analysis
  • auteur theory
  • genre theory
  • semiotics and structuralism
  • psychoanalysis and apparatus theory
  • feminism
  • postmodernism
  • cultural studies (including reception and audience studies)
  • contemporary approaches to race, nation, gender, and sexuality.

With each chapter focusing on a distinct methodology, students are introduced to the historical developments of each approach, along with its vocabulary, significant scholars, key concepts and case studies.

Other features include:

  • Over 120 color images throughout
  • Questions for discussion at the end of each chapter
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • A glossary of key terms.

Written in a reader-friendly manner Film and Television Analysis is a vital textbook for students encountering these concepts for the first time.

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