Annotated Bibliography

Buckland, W 2009, Film theory and contemporary Hollywood movies, Routledge, New York.
This work discusses recent, major Hollywood films in an economic, interpretive and aesthetic framework. It observes them through a lens of film theory and offers essays on the rules that govern new blockbuster franchises, ‘posthumanist realism’ in digital cinema, and the spatial stories of social networks like Youtube.
The sections on Youtube will be potentially useful in my assignment, though the bulk of the book’s work will be irrelevant.

Carroll, N 1996, Theorizing the moving image, Cambridge University Press, New York.
A selection of essays written by one of the leading critics of film over the last two decades, this volume examines theoretical aspects of film and television through analyses of such genres as soap opera, documentary, comedy, and such topics as ‘sight gags’, film metaphor, point-of-view editing, and movie music. Throughout, individual films are considered in depth. Carroll’s essays, moreover, represent the cognitivist turn in film studies, containing in-depth criticism of existing approaches to film theory, and heralding a new approach.
This work will provide an almost unnecessary level of theoretical insight though may be useful for supporting broad arguments or general techniques.

Curran, J & Seaton, J 2010, Power without responsibility: Press broadcasting and the internet in Britain, Routledge, London.
Power Without Responsibility is an introduction to the history, sociology, theory and politics of the media in Britain.
The authors discuss; the impact of the internet, interactive TV’s failure, media and Britishness, new media and global understanding, journalism in crisis and BBC’s broadcasting in the 21st century.
It will be a useful source when exploring the relationship between new media, the internet and media.

Dancyger, K 2002, The technique of film and video editing: History, theory and practice, Focal Press, Amsterdam.
The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice.
I will be able to source precise descriptions of editing techniques (and the theory behind them) from this source.

Elsaesser, T & Hagener, M 2010, Film theory: an introduction through the senses, Routledge, New York.
This text discusses the relationship between cinema and spectator. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from ‘exterior’ to ‘interior’ relationships, the authors describe the most important stages of film theory from 1945 to the present, from neo-realist and modernist theories to psychoanalytic, ‘apparatus’, phenomenological and cognitivist theories.

Grieveson, L & Wasson, H 2008, Inventing film studies, Duke University Press, Durham.
This text discusses the study of film rather than film itself. It may be useful only if I attempt to discuss the pedagogical nature of film technique or theory.

Mulhall, S 2008, On film, Routledge, London.
A work that vividly describe the philosophical traits of several specific major Hollywood films of recent years. It may be useful in drawing parallels in cinematic perception, though may ultimately prove to specific and/or precise.

Mullarkey, J 2009, Refractions of reality, philosophy and the moving image, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Examines the relationship between film and philosophy. Appears significantly useful for examining the philosophical context of my work – though to far removed from film theory to be useful in any other way.

Lin, CA & Atkin, DJ 2006, Communication, technology and social change: Theory and implications, Mahwah, New Jersey; London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, publishers.
Provides current theoretical, empirical, and legal analyses for a broader understanding of the dynamic influences of communication technology on social change.
This text will be very useful when exploring the changes internet is having on society and, furthermore, the changing landscape of video production and distribution.

Wilson, T 2009, Understanding media users: From theory to practice, Malden, MA, Blackwell.
This book addresses the way mdia consumers interact with the media. It has sections devoted to the internet and therefore will be very useful when developing a strategy for the online distribution and marketing of my video work.


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