- Author : Bill Nichols
- Release Date : 28 January 2010
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
- Genre : Performing Arts
- Pages : 545
- ISBN 13 : 9780393934915
Download or read book entitled Engaging Cinema written by Bill Nichols and published by W. W. Norton & Company online. This book was released on 28 January 2010 with total pages 545. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.