Key Film Texts offers students a stimulating introduction to 50 films which they are likely to encounter during their studies. An introductory chapter outlines the core concepts involved in film study. Each entry then provides a guide to production details, information on the film-makers and the institutional context of the film. It explores issues of genre and stardom, the social and historical context, and questions of form and content. The discussion is followed by questions designed to develop students' analytical skills and awareness of the key issues raised by the film. Each entry ends with a list of other similar films to encourage students to broaden their viewing and knowledge of film culture.