In this second edition essential guide some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analysed with depth and clarity.
An in-depth glossary that Hayward (French, U. of Exeter) intends to provide students and teachers of film studies, and other people interested in cinema with a useful reference on key theoretical terms and various debates surrounding them. She also provides historical overviews of key genres, film theory, and film movements. The cross-references are extensive. Films and names are each indexed separately from general subjects. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)