Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The original Movies and Methods volume (1976) captured the dynamic evolution of film theory and criticism into an important new discipline, incorporating methods from structuralism, semiotics, and feminist thought. Now there is again ferment in the field. Movies and Methods, Volume II, captures the developments that have given history and genre studies imaginative new models and indicates how feminist, structuralist, and psychoanalytic approaches to film have achieved fresh, valuable insights. In his thoughtful introduction, Nichols provides a context for the paradoxes that confront film studies today. He shows how shared methods and approaches continue to stimulate much of the best writing about film, points to common problems most critics and theorists have tried to resolve, and describes the internal contraditions that have restricted the usefulness of post-structuralism. Mini-introductions place each essay in a larger context and suggest its linkages with other essays in the volume. A great variety of approaches and methods characterize film writing today, and the final part conveys their diversity--from statistical style analysis to phenomenology and from gay criticisms to neoformalism. This concluding part also shows how the rigorous use of a broad range of approaches has helped remove post-structuralist criticism from its position of dominance through most of the seventies and early eighties. The writings collected in this volume exhibit not only a strong sense of personal engagement but als a persistent awareness of the social importance of the cinema in our culture. Movies and Methods, Volume II, will prove as invaluable to the serious student of cinema as its predecessor; it will be an essential reference work for years to come.

Buy Movies and Methods book by Bill Nichols from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780520054097
ISBN-10: 0520054091
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 50mm)
Pages: 764
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1985
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Movies and Methods book by Bill Nichols and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Bill Nichols

Speaking Truths with Film by Bill Nichols

Speaking Truths with Film

Paperback, May 2016
$44.99
Cinema's Alchemist by Bill Nichols

Cinema's Alchemist

Paperback, January 2012
$30.59
Introduction to Documentary by Bill Nichols

Introduction to Documentary

Paperback, November 2010
$40.52
Engaging Cinema by Bill Nichols

Engaging Cinema

Paperback, March 2010
$27.86