History of Film

ISBN-10: 0500204101
ISBN-13: 9780500204108
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: David Parkinson
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Description: In this lively and up-to-date analysis, David Parkinson traces theevolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows tothe digital filmmaking of the twenty-first century. Covering the keyelements and players that have contributed to its  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, Limited
Publication date: 9/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

In this lively and up-to-date analysis, David Parkinson traces theevolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows tothe digital filmmaking of the twenty-first century. Covering the keyelements and players that have contributed to its artistic and technicaldevelopment, the book offers a concise overview of film throughoutthe world.Beginning with the origins of the movies, it assesses the achievementsof an international body of filmmakers. A new chapter mapsthe developments in form and technology across the world fromthe mid-1990s to today, examining among other things experimentsin three-dimensionality, the revival of animation, the democratizationof filmmaking following the digital revolution, and the impact ofDVDs and the download market in exponentially widening accessand audiences.

David Parkinson is a freelance film critic and historian, and theauthor of several books on the subject. He lives in London.

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