History of Film

ISBN-10: 020544976X
ISBN-13: 9780205449767
Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $114.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

A History of Film highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Sixth Edition incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book's focus and provide more balanced coverage. This text highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Sixth Edition incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book's focus and provide more balanced coverage. For film enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the history of film.

Preface
Birth and Childhood of a New Art - 1895-1914
Brief Motion-Picture Records of Actuality and of Performances
Telling Stories through Staged and Filmed Pantomime
Telling Stories through Filmic Means
The Language of Film
Increasing Films to Feature Length
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Rise of the American Film - 1914-1919
The First American Epics
A Tradition of Screen Comedy Is Established
Emerging Patterns of Industry
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Great German Silents - 1919-1928
Predominant Types and Themes
Principal Technical and Stylistic Advances
Mirror of the Culture
Influence on Hollywood
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Art and Dialectic in the Soviet Film - 1925-1929
Historical Setting
Beginnings
Three Silent Masters
Montage: Theory and Practice
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Hollywood in the Twenties - 1919-1929
Movies Become Big Business
Ascendancy of the Director
Popular Genres
Sound Arrives
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
France in the Twenties and Thirties - 1919-1939
The First Avant-Garde: Impressionism
The Second Avant-Garde: Pure Cinema
The Golden Age of the 1930s
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Hollywood in the Thirties and Early Forties - 1929-1945
The Industry
Censorship, Self-Regulation, and Pressure Groups
Notable Directors of the 1930s
Emergent Genres in the 1930s
Wartime
A 1940s Genre: Film Noir
Orson Welles: Boy Genius
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Postwar Italy: Neorealism and Beyond - 1945-
Theory and Practice of Neorealism
Two Major Directors of the Neorealist Era
Period of Transition: 1952-1960
Emergence of a New Style: Three Directors of the 1960s
Neo-Neorealism: Three Directors of the 1960s and 1970s
The 1970s and Beyond: A New Generation of Film Makers
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
British Film after the War: Humor, Horror, and Social Criticism - 1945-
The Griersonian Documentary Tradition
Postwar Comedies
Free Cinema and Social-Realist Features
The Gothic Strain
Americans Abroad
State of the Industry
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Films of the Auteurs: The French New Wave and After - 1954-
Auteurism
Precursors to the New Wave
The New Wave Arrives
New Wave Directors
Left Bank Directors and Others
New Politics and New Theories of Authorship
After the New Wave
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Other Western European Cinemas: National Cinemas or Eurofilms? - 1945-
Scandinavia
Germany
Spain
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Eastern European Cinema: Film Making for the State - 1954-
Poland
Hungary
Czechoslovakia
Yugoslavia
The Soviet Union and After
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Japanese Film: A Pictorial Tradition and a Modernist Edge - 1951-
The Japanese Style
Three Japanese Masters
Other Japanese Film Makers of the Classic Era
The Japanese New Wave
Recent Developments
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Other Asian Film-Making Traditions - 1956-
India: Film and National Identity
China: Three Cinemas
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Hollywood in Transition - 1945-1962
Television
New Screen Processes
Fall of the Studios, Rise of the Independents
Internationalization
Loosened Controls on Content
Liberalism, Communism, and Anti-Communism: The House Un-American Activities Committee and Blacklisting
Major Genres
American Directors of the 1950s
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
American Reemergence - 1963-1974
Popular Genres
The American New Wave
Independent Voices
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Recent National Movements - 1959-
Latin America
Africa
Australia
Canada
Iran
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Here and Now: United States - 1975-
The Economy and Technology
Emerging Genres
Studio Stalwarts
Independent Voices
Multicultural Agendas
Multinationalism
Films of the Period
Books on the Period
Index

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