Introduction to Film Theory

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Film theory is a systematic approach to thinking about the nature of film. These systems of thought have changed over time. From the 1920s to 1940s, historical and Marxist approaches have been used; this evolved into the formalist and structuralist approach of the 1970s and eventually into the post-structuralist approach of today. [1]

  1. Goode, Luke, and Nabeel Zuberi, eds. Media Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Pearson Education, 2004.