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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

 
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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

The Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film is intended as a standard reference work in the field of film studies. Designed to meet the needs of general readers, university students, high school students and teachers, it offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of film history and theory with an American emphasis.

Readers will find in the Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film the major facts about film history, clear explanations of the main theoretical concepts and lines of scholarly interpretation, and guidance through important debates. Approaching cinema as art, entertainment, and industry, the Encyclopedia features entries on all important genres, studios, and national cinemas, as well as entries on relevant technological and industrial topics, cultural issues, and critical approaches to film.

Accompanying the main entries are more than 230 sidebars profiling important figures in film history. More than career summaries, each profile places the subjects achievements within the context of the particular entry it accompanies, offering a historical or theoretical perspective on the person profiled.



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