Film theory and criticism: introductory readings /​ edited by Leo Braudy, Marshall Since publication of the first edition in , Film Theory and Criticism has. Get this from a library! Film theory and criticism: introductory readings. [Leo Braudy; Marshall Cohen;] — “Since publication of the first edition in , Film Theory. Since publication of the first edition in , Film Theory and Criticism has been the most widely used and cited anthology of critical writings about film.

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The essays contained in Film Theory and Criticism testify not only to the diversity of topics that make up the study of film, but to their increasing relevance in our globalized, digitized age. Among other books, he is author of Criticsm Informant: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity.

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Since publication of the first edition inLeo Braudy and Marshall Cohen’s Film Theory and Criticism has been the most widely used and cited anthology of critical writings about film. Now in its eighth edition, this landmark text continues to offer outstanding coverage of more than a century of ajd and writing about the movies. Incorporating classic texts by pioneers in film theory and cutting-edge essays by contemporary cgiticism, the text examines both historical and theoretical viewpoints on the subject.

Building upon the wide range of selections and the extensive historical coverage that marked previous editions, this new compilation stretches from the earliest attempts to define the cinema to the most recent efforts to place film in the contexts of psychology, sociology, and philosophy, and to explore issues of gender and race. Reorganized into brausy sections-each comprising the major fields of critical controversy and analysis-this new edition features reformulated introductions and biographical headnotes that contextualize the readings, making the text more accessible than ever to students, film enthusiasts, and adn readers alike.


A wide-ranging critical and historical survey, Film Theory and Criticism remains the leading text for undergraduate courses in film theory.

Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings

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Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, 7th Edition – Leo Braudy

Review “A near-exhaustive collection of essential film writing. Oxford University Press; 8 edition February 15, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.

Showing of 3 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It is true that no other collection can offer the range of material included here, and that Braudy and Cohen provide admirably lucid introductions to the individual sections.

However, one waits in vain, in this eighth edition, for the correction of the numerous egregious typos, missing or added words, etc. For example, one throws up one’s hands to see “Preconscious” rendered “Proconscious. It is not simply that old errors are left to stand.

The appearance of new essays in this eighth edition also means the proliferation of errors. I was heartened to see bell hooks’ “The Oppositional Gaze,” until I saw the way that sloppy editing had transformed two passages on p. When is inclusion of an author also an insult? Does Oxford UP assume no responsibility for the quality of its editing? We are, I am afraid, stuck with this flawed monolith.


Each edition of the book has a different addition so if you are looking for a particular braduy you may want to peruse the book in person as the table of contents goes by article not film title.

However the basic nature of the book stays the same from one edition to the next. Talk about looking at clouds form both sides now, here is a short list of what is covered. Theory of film What is Fklm The face of Garbo Technology and ideology and cinema Film and visual pleasure.

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