A Film Theorist's Companion
The selections are organized into three sections: The Way We Feel; The Way We Look; and The Way We Decide. Students learn about the thought process that goes into creating individual shots in a film including the composition, staging, and lighting. They study the history of film sound and the motivation for adding sound to images. They reflect on gender identities and relations in screwball comedies, female detectives in film noir, and feminism and film form.
Designed for students who want to engage in thoughtful film analysis and are looking for an appropriate entry point, A Film Theorist's Companion is an ideal supplemental reader for a wide range of film courses including those on New Wave cinema, classic Hollywood film analysis, Asian cinema, seminars that focus on directing, and world cinema courses.