Dudley Andrew is a master at making the world of film theory accessible to a largely mystified public. Since the publication of his "Major Film Theories, " a classic in the field, the sophistication of the debate concerning the proper approach to film has grown. It is now the province of critics and universities instead of directors and artists, and "Concepts in Film Theory" concentrates on the major areas of debate rather than on individual figures. Andrew provides lucid explanations of theories which involve perceptual psychology and structuralism; semiotics and psychoanalysis; hermeneutics and genre study.Throughout he presents his own strong views on the relationship of film theory to criticism, history, and analysis. His clear approach to obten obscure theories goes a long way towards bringing an important area of cultural discussion out of oits academic exile.