This fourth edition of a best selling classic text has been comprehensively updated and revised to bring it up to date with contemporary film analysis and new material published.
Film as Social Practice follows on the heels of the still wide-selling third edition, and presents an introduction to cinema as an industry and entertainment form.
Primarily focusing on contemporary popular cinema with examples from Classical Hollywood cinema too, Graeme examines the social and cultural aspects of film culture such as audiences, exhibition (where people watch films), technology (how they watch them), and issues including race and gender.
This fourth edition now includes:
* an expanded treatment of special effects and spectacle
* inclusion of film theories discussion of the representation of race and ethnicity
* a thorough updating of individual film references
* a revised applications chapter that includes new contemporary examples
* added new illustrations from contemporary popular cinema.