Concept of the book
The idea for Encounters of the Filmic Kind was born of teaching experience of Réka M. Cristian and Zoltán Dragon. It was apparent from the onset of this book project that there was a real need for an easily comprehensible guidebook for students covering the most influential theoretical grids in the history of film theories.
Praise for the book
“This book by Réka Cristian and Zoltán Dragon is groundbreaking in more than one respect. First of all, they explore a field as yet untouched in the [Monograph] series, although one that is increasingly important and growing in currency: Film Studies. Secondly, while the book shows the unmistakable characteristics of original research and offers valuable points to scholars of film theory, the authors have managed to shape their material in such an easily digestible form that the book can also serve as a university textbook.”
“Encounters of the Filmic Kind is a highly enjoyable and though-provoking new book. The authors summarize, by using most illustrative examples taken from movies, the output of the most important theoretical grids in film theories so that even the most complicated thoughts and notions are made easily graspable by readers.”
The first review of the book, written by Nóra Borthaiser and Lívia Szélpál, appeared in Hungarian in the monthly journal of film criticism, Muszter, June, 2008.