This unique reference work is designed to bridge the gap between guides and dictionaries that are primarily academic and theoretical and those that deal mainly in technical jargon. Above all, it is aimed at students of film and media who are likely to encounter a wide range of specialist language in a variety of places--in film reviews, critical essays, interviews with filmmakers and stars, and academic and Internet publications. The Film Studies Dictionary contains around 1,000 entries ranging from terms that have always puzzled audiences such as "best boy" and "gaffer" to those required by specialist students of film such as "post-colonial theory" and "third cinema." It uses a system of careful cross-referencing and concise and up-to-date references to further reading for exploration.
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Steve Blanford teaches film at the University of Glamorgan, Wales. Barry K. Grant teaches film at Brock University in Canada. Jim Hillier teaches film at the University of Reading in England.
"A wide yet balanced representation of film language.... This glossary has a place in any library wishing to serve students of cinema."--Choice
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