Short History of the Movies Abridged Edition

ISBN-10: 0205665926

ISBN-13: 9780205665921

Edition: 10th 2009

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Description: This is the essential core of Mast and Kawinrsquo;s classic in a streamlined volume: the most accurate, carefully updated account of cinema today in a clear and lively book. Building on Mastrsquo;s astute and lively history of cinema, Kawin has refined and updated the fascinating story of cinemarsquo;s evolution from its earliest beginnings to the digital age. Probing deeper than most movie books, he takes us into the studio vaults, corrects the record, discloses what goes on inside the industry, clarifies the mysteries of movie technology, and offers a precise, thoroughly researched account. Kawin's analysis is witty and engaging, rich in instructive insights and entertaining illustrations of the art, history, technology, business, and fun of film. Now the essentials of Mast and Kawinrsquo;s classic book are available in a compact version, judiciously streamlined at an even trimmer price.

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Book details

List price: $77.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introductory Assumptions
For Further Viewing
Birth
Frames per second
Pictures on Film
Speed
Flicker and the Continuous Signal
Persistence of Vision and Other Phenomena
Seeing with the Brain
Visual Masking and Retinal Retention
Scientific Toys
Emile Reynaud
Photography
Muybridge and Marey
Early Cameras and Films
The Kinetoscope
A Sound Film and Studio
Projection
The Magic Lantern
The Loop and Other Solutions
The Lumiegrave;re Brothers
The Vitascope
The First Films
For Further Viewing
Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion
Early Companies
Narrative
Cohl and Others
From Brighton to Biograph
Business Wars
The Film drsquo;Art
For Further Viewing
Griffith
Apprenticeship
Biograph: The One-Reelers
Two Reels and Up
The Birth of a Nation
Intolerance. 1917-31
Broken BlossomsandWay Down East
The Struggle
For Further Viewing
Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts
Krazy Keystones
Charlie
For Further Viewing
Movie Czars and Movie Stars
Stars over Hollywood
The First Stars
California, Here We Come
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