Timothy Corrigan is a professor emeritus of cinema and media studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published essays in Film Quarterly, Discourse, and Cinema Journal, among other collections. In 2014, he received the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Award for Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement. Patricia White is Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College. She is a member of the editorial collective of the feminist film journal Camera Obscura. She serves on the board of the feminist distributor and media organization Women Make Movies and the editorial board of Film Quarterly.
PART I: CULTURAL CONTEXTS: MAKING, WATCHING, AND STUDYING MOVIES.- Introduction: Studying Film: Culture, Practice, Experience.- Encountering Film: From Preproduction to Exhibition.- PART II: FORMAL COMPOSITIONS: FILM SCENES, SHOTS, CUTS, AND SOUNDS.- Exploring a Material World: Mise-en-Scene.- Framing What We See: Cinematography.- Relating Images: Film Editing.- Listening to the Cinema: Film Sound.- PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES: FROM STORIES TO GENRES.- Telling Stories: Narrative Films.- Representing the Real: Documentary Films.- Challenging Form: Experimental Film and New Media.- Rituals, Conventions, Archetypes, and Formulas: Movie Genres.- PART IV: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: HISTORIES, METHODS, WRITING.- History and Historiography: Hollywood and Beyond.- Reading about Film: Critical Theories and Methods.- Writing about Film: Observations, Arguments Research, and Analysis.