Introducing the reader to definitions of the founding concepts in film studies, this guide covers such ideas as authorship and genre, technological impacts and the rise of digital cinema, social influences and notions of the avant-garde, and cinema’s emergence as a major art form that reflects and shapes the world. In concise and clear sections, it explores how major works?from the classic French realist La Regle de Jeu to the dazzling animation of Norman McLaren and the memorial documentary of Shoah?were conceived, developed, and produced, and eventually received by the public, critics, and film history. Offering a concise overview of a vast and compelling subject, it is a resource for both the film enthusiast and the film student.
About the author
James Clarke is a justice of the Ontario Court of Justice–General Division and the author of seven books of poetry, including Flying Home Through the Dark, Forced Passage, and How to Bribe a Judge. He is the author of the memoir A Mourner’s Kaddish: Suicide and the Rediscovery of Hope.
Other titles by James Clarke
A Guide to the Films, Film-Makers and Cinemas of Worthing and Shoreham
The Films of Pixar Animation Studio
The Kid from Simcoe Street
A Memoir and Poems
New and Selected Poems
A Short History of Hanging
How to Bribe a Judge
Poems From the Bench