Pam cooks the cinema book was on the recommended list when i was an undergrad and i am beyond happy that i bought it this is not a best of movies book it is the an amazing collection short articles from hundreds of film scholars the book covers world cinema genre the studio system authorship structuralism hollywood and some theory. The cinema book is a film studies textbook edited by pam cook and first published by the british film institute bfi in 1985 as a resource for teachers the first edition was based on the bfi education departments collection of film clips for use as study guides. The cinema book is widely recognised as the ultimate guide to cinema authoritative and comprehensive the third edition has been extensively revised updated and expanded in response to developments in cinema and cinema studies lavishly illustrated in colour this edition features a wealth of exciting new sections and in depth case studies. Another unique feature of the cinema book is its fifty five sidebars that support the text with in depth analysis and relevant information on over 350 films this new edition will consolidate the cinema books position as the leading teaching aid in the field. First published in 1985 the cinema book is one of the leading film studies text books and is standard required reading for most screen studies courses the third edition has been extensively revised updated and expanded in response to developments in the field it offers accessible introductions to all the key issues as well as original writing from more than 60 international film scholars
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