Film Fourth Edition

A Critical Introduction



ISBN: 9781786275776 Category:

Maria Pramaggiore, Tom Wallis


Updated and expanded for a new edition, this is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. Packed full of visual examples from all periods of film history up to the present, Film:A Critical Introduction illustrates film concepts in context and in depth, addressing techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, and emphasising thinking and writing critically and effectively.

With reference to 450 new and existing images, the authors discuss contemporary films and film studies scholarship, as well as recent developments in film production and exhibition, such as digital technologies and new modes of screen media.

New features in the fourth edition:
Expanded discussion of changing cultural and political contexts for film and media industries, including #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #OscarsSoWhite
Updated examples drawing from both contemporary and classic films in every chapter highlight that film studies is a vibrant and growing field
New closing chapter expands the book’s theoretical framework, linking foundational concepts in cinema studies to innovative new scholarship in media and screen studies
Thoroughly revised and updated discussions of auteur theory, the long-take aesthetic, ideology in the superhero film and more

Additional information

Weight 1619 g
Dimensions 20.6 x 25.6 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 13 January 2020
Number of pages 472
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.6 x 25.6 cm
Weight 1619 g
Maria Pramaggiore is Professor of Media Studies and Dean of Graduate Studies at Maynooth University in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Her publications explore topics in gender and sexuality, documentary, Irish film, and animal studies. Tom Wallis has taught film and media studies at North Carolina State University and University College Dublin. He is part of the Communications team at the University of North Carolina System Office and serves on the Selection Committee for Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina.