Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Approaches to film history

£9.99

Product description

This is an introduction to the course and to the methods of film historians. Each unit looks at a different approach to the study of film history.
Unit 1 Aesthetic film history Using Citizen Kane as a case study, you will focus on the history of film as an art form. Historically this approach has privileged a few film 'masterpieces' with a select number of filmmakers being canonized as great artists of the medium. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) is widely regarded as 'the best film ever made' and is a prime candidate for this approach to film history.
Unit 2 Social film history You will watch two versions of Cape Fear and make a comparative exploration of the relationship between film and society in the sixties and the nineties. The films, directed by J. Lee Thompson (1962) and Martin Scorsese (1991), are studied in terms of production, censorship and reception.
Unit 3 Economic film history This unit focuses on the organization of the film industry and the performance of films at the box office. Titanic (James Cameron, 1997) 'the most expensive film ever made', but also the most commercially successful will be the culmination of your study of the history of film as a business.
Unit 4 Technological film history You will look at the major technological developments in cinema sound, colour and widescreen and at the different ways historians have interpreted these developments. No set film is used here, but film technology is discussed in relation to the films you have already studied.
This book is a fairly nice condition but there is slight curling to the front corners of the book.

Item details

Author(s):
Chapman james
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
9.75inches x 7.5inches
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
074923976X
Number of pages:
132
Publisher:
The open university
Title:
Approaches to Film History

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

This is an introduction to the course and to the methods of film historians. Each unit looks at a different approach to the study of film history.
Unit 1 Aesthetic film history Using Citizen Kane as a case study, you will focus on the history of film as an art form. Historically this approach has privileged a few film 'masterpieces' with a select number of filmmakers being canonized as great artists of the medium. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) is widely regarded as 'the best film ever made' and is a prime candidate for this approach to film history.
Unit 2 Social film history You will watch two versions of Cape Fear and make a comparative exploration of the relationship between film and society in the sixties and the nineties. The films, directed by J. Lee Thompson (1962) and Martin Scorsese (1991), are studied in terms of production, censorship and reception.
Unit 3 Economic film history This unit focuses on the organization of the film industry and the performance of films at the box office. Titanic (James Cameron, 1997) 'the most expensive film ever made', but also the most commercially successful will be the culmination of your study of the history of film as a business.
Unit 4 Technological film history You will look at the major technological developments in cinema sound, colour and widescreen and at the different ways historians have interpreted these developments. No set film is used here, but film technology is discussed in relation to the films you have already studied.
This book is a fairly nice condition but there is slight curling to the front corners of the book.

Author(s):
Chapman james
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
9.75inches x 7.5inches
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
074923976X
Number of pages:
132
Publisher:
The open university
Title:
Approaches to Film History

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.70

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Exeter

The Oxfam Bookshop in Exeter sells ... books (and a few cards). Our shelves are packed with a wide range of books - we hope always to have something for everyone, from the most serious bibliophile to the more casual customer, and we're always happy to help you if you can't find what you want.

View Shop