1. Etherington-Wright, C. & Doughty, R. (2011). Understanding film theory. Palgrave. Further details.
This is a very accessible introduction to topics in film theory. There are fifteen chapters covering the following:
AuteurGenreFormalismStructuralism and Post-structuralismMarxismRealismPostmodernismPsychoanalysisFeminismMasculinityQueer TheoryAudience Research and ReceptionStarsRace and EthnicityPostcolonial and Transnational Cinemas
This book is located at 791.4301 where you will find other books on film theory. I have also ordered a copy for the Key Text collection.
2. Nelmes, J. (2011). Introduction to Film Studies, 5th ed. Routledge.
This is the fifth edition of Nelmes' popular textbook - now available for the first time as an ebook. Contents:
PART I : CINEMA AS INSTITUTION: TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRY AND AUDIENCE
1. The Industrial contexts of film production, Searle Kochberg 2. Film and Technology, Bill Whittington
PART II: APPROACHES TO STUDYING FILM - FORM AND TEXT
3. Getting to the Bigger Picture, Patrick Phillips 4. Film Form and Narrative, Susan Spiedel 5. Spectator, Audience and Response, Patrick Phillips 6. Approaches to Cinematic Authorship, Paul Watson 7. Stardom and Hollywood Cinema, Paul Watson
PART III: STUDYNG GENRE
8. Genre theory and Hollywood Cinema, Paul Watson 9. The Documentary Form, Paul Ward 10. The Language of Animation, Paul Wells
PART IV: CINEMA, IDENTITY AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION
11. Gender and Film, Jill Nelmes 12. Lesbian and Gay Cinema, Chris Jones 13. Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora, Terri Francis
PART V : CINEMA, NATION AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
14. British Cinema, Lawrence Napper 15. Indian Cinema, Lalitha Gopalan 16. Latin American Cinema, Linda Craig 17. The Soviet Montage Cinema of the 1920’s, Mark Joyce