This engaging and accessible introduction explores the intricacies of the film world to show how anyone can gain a broader understanding and a more pleasurable experience of film.
Addressing general questions about why and how to study film, topics discussed include:
• *the movie industry, from Hollywood to Bollywood
• *who does what on a film set
• *the history, the technology and the art of cinema
• *theories of stardom, genre and film-making.
Including illustrations and examples from an international range of films drawn from over a century of movie-making and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, Film Studies: The Basics is a must-have guide for any film student or fan.