Film study : an analytical bibliography /

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Author / Creator:Manchel, Frank
Imprint:Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1990.
Description:4 v. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Motion pictures -- Bibliography
Motion pictures -- Study and teaching
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Study and teaching.
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ISBN:083863186X (v. 1 : alk. paper)
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Manchel (English, University of Vermont), the author of numerous books and articles on film, has produced an enormously expanded new edition of his Film Study: A Resource Guide (CH, Sep'74). Now filling four large volumes, the text has grown both through the inclusion of new material available since 1973 and as a result of the author's decision to offer lengthier film and book annotations and more comprehensive introductory essays at the beginning of each chapter and section. The breadth of Manchel's humanistic scholarship does much to validate the potential richness and academic legitimacy of film study, and availability of this work will encourage and support the proliferation of film scholarship. Following a chapter on "film as film" (the study of film as an independent phenomenon rather than as an adjunct to other disciplines), six different approaches to the study of film are each considered at length in the first three volumes. Unfortunately, the small, fuzzy typeface used for this edition hampers pleasurable reading of Manchel's lengthier essays. However, the set's excellent organization and thorough indexing make it a superb reference guide to a great variety of film topics. Volume 4 consists of nine appendixes (directories, key film industry documents, and bibliographies) and seven indexes (three to authors, three to titles, one to film personalities). The set is an indispensable resource for teachers, advanced students, and critics of film and film literature. Recommended for any library supporting film studies. W. P. Hogan Eastern Michigan University

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