Engaging Cinema : An Introduction to Film Studies

Engaging Cinema : An Introduction to Film Studies

Book Title: Engaging Cinema : An Introduction to Film Studies

Author: Jeffrey Geiger

Format: Paperback | 576 pages

Publication Date: 28 Jan 2010

ISBN-13: 9780393934915

In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce-and sometimes overturn-social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered 'great' slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on.

Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field-a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.