What is it about?
The book contains a range of individually-written chapters covering structural and analytical aspects of print and broadcast media and film. Starting with an introduction to narrative theory, the book includes chapters on film as narrative, structures of television and radio, and analysing the discourse of news.
Why is it important?
This is the only comprehensive analysis of the narrative structures and strategies of mainstream media and film. There are useful techniques for analysing media texts and a toolbox of critical terms, listed in the glossary. If you want a book that explains media theory and shows you practical ways to apply it, this is the one.
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This page is a summary of: Narrative and Media, October 2005, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511811760.
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