The field of Film Studies is already large but is still growing in popularity. An increasing number of colleges and universities have adopted fi lm as an area of degree study. Numerous courses are devoted to the study of aspects of film, film theory and film history, and many disciplines are also actively integrating the use of film, among them Media Studies, English, Historical Studies, American Studies and Cultural Studies, to name just a few.
But do we need yet another book on Film Studies? While there are any number of academic texts covering many different areas of Film Studies, there are relatively few textbooks which explain basic concepts in a lucid manner suitable for students at the very beginning of their tertiary studies. This new, updated and revised version of Studying Film provides an alternative core text with breadth of coverage and depth of analysis. Since its first publication the text has proved to be a useful tool for undergraduate students both in Film Studies and cognate degree courses. It has also assisted both lecturers in Film Studies and those with a general interest in film alike, providing additional information for those wishing to learn more.