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Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

Authors and Auteurs: The Uses of Theory
Authors and auteurs: The uses of theory
JohnCaughie

You know there's a lot of detail in this movie; it's absolutely essential because these little nuances enrich the over-all impact and strengthen the picture …At the beginning of the film we show Rod Taylor in the bird shop. He catches the canary that has escaped from its cage, and after putting it back, he says to Tippi Hedren, ‘I'm putting you back in your gilded cage, Melanie Daniels’. I added that sentence during the shooting because I felt it added to her characterization as a wealthy, shallow playgirl. And later on, when the gulls attack the village, Melanie Daniels takes refuge in a glass telephone booth and I show her as ...

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