Short History of the Movies

ISBN-10: 0023770759
ISBN-13: 9780023770753
Edition: 6th 1996
List price: $55.00
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Description: B The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 702
Size: 7.09" wide x 9.45" long
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

B The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

Preface
Introductory Assumptions
Birth
Persistence of Vision
Photography
Thomas Edison
Projection
The First Films
Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion
Early Companies
Narrative
Business Wars
The Film d'Art
Griffith
Apprenticeship
The Birth of a Nation
Intolerance
1917-31
Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts
Krazy Keystones
Charlie
Movie Czars and Movie Stars
Stars over Hollywood
The Emperors and Their Rule
Morality
Films and Filmmakers, 1910-28
The Comics
Hollywood and the Jazz Age
The German Golden Age
Expressionism, Realism, and the Studio Film
Fantasy
Psychology
The End of an Era
Soviet Montage
The Kuleshov Workshop
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Vsevolod I. Pudovkin
Other Major Figures
Socialist Realism
Sound
Processes
Problems
Solutions
France between the Wars
Surrealism and Other Movements
Gance and Dreyer
Rene Clair
Jean Renoir
Vigo and Others
The American Studio Years: 1930-45
Film Cycles and Cinematic Conventions
The Comics
Masters of Mood and Action
Hollywood in Transition: 1946-65
Enemies Within: Freedom of Association and Free Entertainment
Films in the Transitional Era
Surfaces and Subversion
Finding the Audience
Neorealism and the New Wave
Italian Neorealism
Romantics and Antiromantics
France Postwar Classicism
1959 and After
The French (and Italian) Revolution
Emerging National Traditions 1: 1945
Sweden and Denmark
England
Central and Eastern Europe
Cinemas East
Hollywood Renaissance: 1964-76
The New American Auteurs
The Independent American Cinema
Emerging National Traditions 2: 1968
Das neue Kino
Third World Cinemas
Up from Down Under, Down from Up Above
Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Iran
The New Internationalism
The Return of the Myths: 1977
Star Wars and the New Mythology
Leading Directors
Business and Technology
The Look of the Future
Appendix: For Further Reading and Viewing
Distributors
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index

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