Why Are They Still Calling It Film Studies?

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D.A. Ridgely
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Why Are They Still Calling It Film Studies?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 May 2014, 16:53

A thread for those interested in commenting on or discussing film history, technique, etc. As the title indicates, I'm fairly confident the day will come when film, itself, is never or only very rarely used.

I have watched on Netflix most of The Story of Film: An Odyssey, which might more candidly be called A Marxist History of Film by Northern Irish film critic Mark Cousins. However, if you can just ignore the economic and class conscious comments, it's a pretty good survey, especially in its more detailed discussion of World Cinema than most English language film history survey courses would probably cover. Recommended, albeit with the ideological caveat.

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