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This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensiveintroduction to international film, from the golden age of Europeancinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and thepost World War II emergence of global film culture.

  • Offers an overview of film culture in European countries suchas France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong,China, and India, in a clear and conversational style toengage the student reader
  • Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalizationon international cinema
  • Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategiesbetween Hollywood-influenced movies and internationalcinema 

  • Highlights key words within the text and provides acomprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies

  • Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and acomprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' forinstructors that includes suggested syllabi at www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm
  • Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual filmsand directors, cultural and historical context, selectedfilmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and furtherresearch

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