Film as Social Practice

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Routledge, Jan 1, 1988 - Cinéma - Aspect social - 187 pages
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This fourth edition of our bestselling text has been comprehensively updated and revised to include contemporary film analysis and recent films. With a focus on contemporary popular cinema and examples from Classical Hollywood, Graeme Turner examines the social and cultural aspects of film from audiences and ideologies to exhibition and technology. This fourth edition now includes: new sections dealing with debates about spectacle and special effects an extended treatment of sound and its contribution to cinema film theorya (TM)s discussion of the representation of race and ethnicity a thorough update of individual film references a revised applications chapter that includes new contemporary examples new illustrations from contemporary popular cinema. Students of film studies, film practice and film theory will find this a welcome addition to their degree course studies.

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not a bad little introduction of film appreciation. has a progressive component to it, as title might imply. useful for apprehending film as a rhetoric, with a grammar and suchlike. Read full review

Review: Film as Social Practice

User Review  - Goodreads

not a bad little introduction of film appreciation. has a progressive component to it, as title might imply. useful for apprehending film as a rhetoric, with a grammar and suchlike. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Graeme Turner is ARC Federation Fellow, Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies. He is one of the key figures in the development of cultural and media studies in Australia and has an outstanding international reputation in the field. His work is used in many disciplines cultural and media studies, communications, history, literary studies, and film and television studies and it has been translated into eight languages.

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