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  • Paperback: 385 pages
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851707262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851707266
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 30.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pam Cook is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton. Along with Laura Mulvey and Claire Johnston, she was a pioneer of 1970s Anglo-American feminist film theory. In the mid-1980s, she co-authored and edited the leading film studies text book The Cinema Book for the British Film Institute (BFI). From 1985 to 1994 she was Associate Editor and contributor on the BFI magazines Monthly Film Bulletin and Sight and Sound, before becoming a lecturer at the University of East Anglia. In 1998 she was appointed the first Professor of European Film and Media at the University of Southampton. Since her retirement in 2005, she continues to publish books and articles on film.



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"It is a joy of a book, visually and textually, and it will delight all who care about film, whether makers, critics, students or plain ticket-buying cinema-goers."--"Multimedia Information & Technology

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Oct 2000
Format: Paperback
I First picked up this book, on the first day of my Film Studies A Level course.I was curious so i took it out of the library, that was a month ago, now its helping me so much with my assignments & it truly is a book that all college & uni students studying film & cinema, should own.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Mar 2001
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This is a great book! I bought it as a student on a film course and found it a wealth of good clear foundation information. It's also got lots of leads about where to do more indepth research. Now two years later I still dip into the book regularly as it is a pleasure to read and look at. If you like cinema then you'll like this book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Dec 2003
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I'm a student whose in my final year at university and find that this book is a must have!!!It breaks everything down into bits that can be understood VERY easily (even the stuff that isn't really meant to be understood!). The book is listed as recommended reading in my course and every lecturer swears by it too! If your a film student then I would definately recommend this book as it has helped me in every assignment I have had!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Iain Quinlan on 19 Nov 2007
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I would agree with the other reviewers that this is a model of its kind.
It's obviously aimed mainly at students on film courses but unlike a lot of those books can be read by 'general readers' (like me!) without any difficulty. Some of the sections appealed to me more than others (the more theoretical parts are surely of less interest to non-academics). But the best part about the book is that the sections you are interested in reference other books and resources on those topics. So it is well worth picking up as a guide to future exploration- especially if you can pick up a reduced copy .

Recommended if you're interested in cinema in general and curious about the more academic way of analysing films. But just because this is mainly for students it does have a bit of a textbook feel and should definitely not be confused with a Film Guide like Halliwells or Time Out!
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By Karl on 1 Jan 2014
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This book is good, the flaw is that the book is large in size. The content are well-written. I recommend it to film studies, cultural studies and literary studies students and laymen who are interested in these three criteria.
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