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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.

Cinema Studies in Brazil
Cinema studies in brazil

In Brazil, academic research on film developed from the late 1960s on, initially inflected by a particular dialogue with the film culture produced by the tradition of cine-clubs and the cinematheques in Sao Paulo and and Rio de Janeiro.

In its first stage, academic work engaged film critics who became concerned, during the 1950s, with film history, and especially with the national film tradition. After a short period in which research on film developed in close dialogue with literary and historical studies, the rise of the media as a privileged subject matter in the late 1960s made the recently created communication schools the place for cinema studies in universities. This was a time when linguistics and semiotics were establishing ...

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