Film Studies Books Hub Page
Film Studies Books Hub Page
This page will provide internal links to film studies book reviews from Kinoeye it will also provide external links to good quality film studies reviews when these are discovered.
Kinoeye Film Studies Book Reviews
Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City. 2006. Mark Shiel. Wallflower Press Short Cuts. Review
External Film Studies Book Reviews
History on Film/Film on History R. A. Rosenstone.California Institute of Technology Pearson Education, Harlow, 2006 .James Chapman
Scope Magazine. The Flash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan. Eric Cazdyn.
Scope Magazine. Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan In Hollywood and Out (Revised Edition). Slavoj Zizek
Scope Magazine. Review by Graeme Harper. Hollywood and Europe: Economics, Culture and National Identity 1945-1995. By Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Steven Ricci (eds.). London: BFI
Scope Magazine review by David Inglis: Matthew Tinkcom and Amy Villarejo (eds.). Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies. London and New York: Routledge, 2001.
Scope Magazine Review by Karen Boyle. The Film Studies Dictionary By Steven Blandford, Barry Keith Grant & Jim Hillier. London: Arnold
Scope Magazine. Jean Vigo by Michael Temple
Film Philosophy Review by Davina Quinlivan: Caroline Bainbridge (2007). The Cinema of Lars von Trier: Authenticity and Artifice. Wallflower Press: London
Film Philosophy by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein Review by : Stacy Gillis. Ed. (2005). The Matrix Triology: Cyberpunk Reloaded. Wallflower Press: London and New York
Robert Baird. Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic by Dan Auiler. St. Martin's Press
Review by David Seed. Fredric Jameson. Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. Verso Books, 2007
(Although not strictly film studies Jameson's criticism is very interdisciplinary. Given the importance of SF as a genre in film as well as fiction it seems sensible to include it here.)
Reviewed by Nathan Abrams. Linda Ruth Williams and Michael Hammond, eds., Contemporary American Cinema. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2006.
Review by Yannis Tzioumakis. The End of Cinema as we Know it: American Film in the Nineties. Jon Lewis. Pluto Press, 2002.
Review by Jan Uhde. The Film Studies Dictionary. By Steve Blandford, Barry Keith Grant, Jim HillierStud.
Arnold Publishers (London) and Oxford University Press (New York), 2001
Film Studies Textbooks
Personally I have a distinct dislike of the 'Textbook' they frequently treat the reader like a a complete idiot and do bitesize spoonfeeding with little exercises which seem artificial but are a publishing staple. If more blogs and websites like this one were developed they could become a thing of the past however teachers in the UK at least like to cling to the textbooks. It means you can set studnets something to do when you've run out of ideas I think. Nevertheless they are in common useage. I came across a very usefult blog page which had decided to do an overview of the availble film studies textbooks.