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Film and Cinema Spectatorship provides a clear and wide--ranging introduction to different debates and traditions of viewing cinema. In this new book, Jan Campbell offers a comprehensive account of the different theoretical perspectives on film and cinema spectatorship, situating these in their cultural and historical contexts. Among the perspectives covered are those of feminism, modernism and cultural studies, with chapters dedicated to important topics such as early film, stars and film aesthetics. Campbell also provides accessible explorations of the importance of key themes to film and cinema spectatorship, such as mimesis, melodrama, performance and time. The timely and comprehensive text will be essential reading for anyone interested in debates on film theory, psychoanalysis and film, and the history of cinema. This book will be of special interest to students of film studies, media studies and cultural studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745629292
ISBN-10: 0745629296
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jan Campbell

Jan Campbell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Birmingham.

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