Teaching Film

by criticalhit009

A collection of essays written by the best in the field, Teaching Film (Eds. Lucy Fisher and Patrice Petro) offers a beginner’s introduction to most basic topics of film, from elements of films, to styles, to genres, to theories, to geographic film cultures. Many essays name keys texts in each specific discipline and outline the history of teaching that element. I find it an essential addition to my collection as an accessible text acting as an introduction to many specialties, and as a launching point for my own explorations.