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on 17 November 2015
Good value and reference book.
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on 16 February 2016
good quality for a used book thanks
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on 29 September 2000
This book is a God-send.
Whether you are a film/media student or just interested in cinema this book is for you. Too often are academic essays and textbook inaccessable to anyone other than the author but The Oxford Guide to Film Studies is so easy to read, and take in, that you'll be using it as bedtime reading for children.
It is packed full of everything you need or want to know, from the history of cinema to analysis of individual films and film movement and, at under £20 is incredibly good value for money.
Buy it today!
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on 17 February 2003
The Oxford Guide to Film Studies succeeds where most other film studies textbooks fail, by making the material it is focusing on accessible and engaging. Although clearly aimed at the Undergraduate Film or Media Studies student, there is much here to interest even the casual reader.
The book covers almost every important area of film studies in some detail, ranging from semiotics to feminism, post-modernism to pornography, film and cultural identity to film history. This range is not only exhaustive, but each essay is written by a top lecturer or researcher in the field. Along with informed commentary and well-placed case studies/film readings, this book just can't help but educate you. Quite simply, much more than your average textbook.
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on 25 June 2015
Great book! Really enjoying getting into the deeper aspects of film music, although at times it is unnecessarily wordy, but if you can get past that, the principles are excellent.
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on 11 December 2013
Used it for a lot of my essays as it is filled with an unprecedented amount of knowledge for many different writers. A must have for any film student of enthusiast.
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on 26 September 2014
John Hill, great book, in good conditions even though it is second hand. It worth the price. Delivery slow but at the end was here, which is the point.
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on 21 March 2017
This is the exact kind of book any budding film fan should avoid. Possibly those studying film theory at university may well find sufficient information to further the echo chamber perpetuated by feminists in academia, however most other students of other fields will find the constant referral to feminist hyperbole both exhausting and futile in that there is no evidence for the claims other than other academic's work and while a certain level of credibility can be gained from this perspective, it should be realised that people don't want conjecture, they want evidence and this book provides little, if any, of that.

The political climate now in the mind that being lied to about feminism and it's purported "findings" will only make works like this look like some kind of propaganda from a deceiving state which had no hard evidence to back up it's claims.

I will maintain that the books still has uses although this only highlights the futility of film theory or film production courses as the evidence is plain for all to see that people no longer care what critics think and will pay to watch something no matter how much of a mauling critics give a piece of work. Many will know of the differentiation between film journalists and film academics and while I would argue that there was a large difference between the two professions, books like this only highlight just how deceiving and short-sighted academics are, just like journalists.

On a separate note, if you read this and have already started your film theory course then I would offer my condolences maybe advice swapping to a production course.

Film Production = Deals with facts, how light works, how to use sound, how to direct yourself
Film Theory = A flimsy set of unproven principles which have very little relevance at the time in which authors wrote about them and even less relevance in the subsequent years since their publication.
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on 5 May 2016
Excellent condition. Very useful for AS and A level and general interest.
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on 22 March 2016
Great!, came quick and affordable price for a student!
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