|Nathan Abrams, Ian F. A. Bell & Jan Udris|
Bloomsbury USA | 2001 | ISBN: 9780340761342 | 336 p. | PDF | OCR | 19mb
This accessible introduction to the study of film aims to stimulate students' enjoyment and understanding of a wide range of different types of film, and to give them an awareness of the nature of cinema as a medium, as an art form, and as a social and economic institution. Contemporary film is seen in context by tracing its development from 1895 to the present, exploring film production in a variety of countries in a range of styles, and placing film next to other media.