Shelton, Robert

About the author: Robert Shelton has been a Professor at Birmingham-Southern College since 1968. He teaches film survey courses as well as special topics in film.

Cultural Study of the Art Film
2003 0-7734-6712-2
This exhaustive two-volume work approaches the films as works of art with notations of prevailing critical response. Each major film coverage begins with a ‘data block’ giving dates, personnel, etc., so that the textual material can move directly to substantive aspects. Material is presented not only as a text resource of information, but a correlation of film with other media as a time frame from association that might suggest cross-influence. Comparisons of directors’ styles and films of a certain period or culture as well as cross-cultural examination round out the coverage of each area. These volumes can function as a text for an introductory and in-depth course in the Art Film. With illustrations from films.

Cultural Study of the Art Film
2003 0-7734-6714-9
This exhaustive two-volume work approaches the films as works of art with notations of prevailing critical response. Each major film coverage begins with a ‘data block’ giving dates, personnel, etc., so that the textual material can move directly to substantive aspects. Material is presented not only as a text resource of information, but a correlation of film with other media as a time frame from association that might suggest cross-influence. Comparisons of directors’ styles and films of a certain period or culture as well as cross-cultural examination round out the coverage of each area. These volumes can function as a text for an introductory and in-depth course in the Art Film. With illustrations from films.