Big Screen The Story of the Movies

ISBN-10: 0374534136
ISBN-13: 9780374534134
Edition: 2012
Authors: David Thomson
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen as important as the images it carries.     But The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life-the stories, the stars, the look-and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room.     Does the big screen take us out into the world or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book, vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens-the age that, more than ever, we are living in.

David Thomson, author of“Have You Seen . . . ?”andThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film, is a regular contributor toThe Guardian,The Independent, The New York Times, Movieline, The New Republic,andSalon.He lives in San Francisco. From the Hardcover edition.

Prologue: Let There Be Light
The Shining Light and the Huddled Masses
A Cheap Form of Amusement
The Era of Sunrise
The Cinema of Winter
M
State Film-Film State
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. Bolshevik in the West
1930s Hollywood
France
Renoir
American
Ambersons
Howard Hawks: The "Slim" Years
Films Were Started
Brief Encounter
War
Italian Cinema
Ingrid Sees a Movie
Sing a Noir Song
Sunset and Change
Film Studies
Dread and Desire
Dread and Desire
To Own the Summer
Brave New Northern California World
What Is a Director?
Silence or Sinatra?
The Numbers and the Numbness
Epilogue: I Wake Up Screening
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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