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By zidanepress, Feb 20 2017 05:29PM

Sarah rated it really liked it

This book carefully dissects the historical basis of the way that the british mythologize themselves, how they have dreams about how they 'civilized'' the world and how everybody really respects them - rather like treating a very old, mad relative who thinks they are in charge. Factual and funny. A great read.


Bigken rated it really liked it

This is a really good and interesting read that also made me laugh out loud funny in places. It is a really clear introduction to the issues surrounding national identity and post colonialism. It is fantastic place to start if you are new to the topic as it is also well referenced and easy to find further reading. I particularly enjoyed the Shakespeare chapter - it made me feel much less guilty for not having slavishly read my way through it! all. It brings up lots of issues that are really important thinking about Britain after Thatcher!


Sarah rated it really liked it

This book carefully dissects the historical basis of the way that the british mythologize themselves, how they have dreams about how they 'civilized'' the world and how everybody really respects them - rather like treating a very old, mad relative who thinks they are in charge. Factual and funny. A great read.




By zidanepress, Feb 14 2017 07:55PM

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is easily the best introduction to film theory I have read

By Mr A J Easton on 27 Jan. 2015

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This is easily the best introduction to film theory I have read. It is concise and at the same time far reaching in scope, covering all the relevant theories as the science and art of film developed over time. I particularly liked the drawings by Angie Brew which ensures at all times that the book does not take itself too seriously and feels accessible to all comers. Heartily recommend it...

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis book provides a great introduction to the basics of film theory

By Ms. E. C. Taylor-davis on 19 Dec. 2014

This book provides a great introduction to the basics of film theory, covering the fundamentals of the subject in an easily digestible way. Use of illustrations and humour help make this an accessible yet highly informative book, ideal for film students and enthusiasts alike.

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5.0 out of 5 starsHighly entertaining introduction

By Emily Threberton on 20 Sept. 2016

This book is a delight, anyone interested in film theory will enjoy the way that complicated ideas are laid out clearly and thematically, and related to the history of film making. Some people think that film theory is a bit unnecessary, but this book demonstrates how thinking about the nature of film, and its history and technology, enhances the way in which film as as a medium can be understood. Everybody likes film, and in fact, has a theory of what makes a good film. This book shows how you can think more deeply about film and still enjoy it without analysing it to death. Also shows how film and politics have inter-acted over the years, and sharply discusses the nature of Hollywood and its global dominance.

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is one of the best books I have read on film theory

By ravinder basra on 28 Jun. 2015

This is one of the best books I have read on film theory. It is a good reminder for those who need to go back to basics and for those who would like to learn about film theory from scratch. It is easy to understand and apply. Really worth buying.

Werner Herzog my favourite quote.


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5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

By Freddy on 25 July 2015

I love the illustrations, some of them are hilarious.

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By guest, Oct 5 2011 01:51PM

5.0 out of 5 starsAn exciting and accessible introduction to sociology.

By Jazzrook TOP 100 REVIEWER on 10 Feb. 2017

This updated edition(2016) is an exciting and intellectually stimulating illustrated guide to sociology.

Richard Osborne's 'Sociology For Beginners' explains complex ideas in an accessible and engaging way.

It is highly recommended as an introduction for sociology students and also the general reader wishing to gain some understanding of the subject.




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