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Sian Barber

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090301

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090301.001.0001

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Film historiography

Film historiography

(p.51) 4 Film historiography
Using film as a source

Sian Barber

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores the history of film analysis and considers the different ways in which film has been approached, psceifically, film as art, as social history, as a cultural object and as economics. It examines key interventions within the discipline and locates the development of film studies within broader historiographical trends. It includes a case study on a specific film which indicates the different ways in which film can be explored.

Keywords:   Film as art, Film as social history, Film as cultural object, Film as economics, Historiography

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