This engaging and accessible introduction explores the intricacies of the film world to show how any reader can gain a broader understanding and a more pleasurable experience of film. Addressing general questions about why and how to study film, topics discussed include:
- film language
- film analysis
- film history
- the production/exhibition/reception of cinema
- the future of film in the world of digital media.
Lively, provocative and supported by a bibliography, chronology and glossary of terms, "Film Studies: The Basics" is an essential introduction to this culturally pivotal discipline.