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Short History of Film

ISBN-10: 0813560551
ISBN-13: 9780813560557
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: A Short History of Film, Second Edition, provides a concise and accurate overview of the history of world cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from 1896 through 2012. Accompanied by more than 250 rare color and  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

A Short History of Film, Second Edition, provides a concise and accurate overview of the history of world cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from 1896 through 2012. Accompanied by more than 250 rare color and black-and-white stills—including many from recent films—the new edition is unmatched in its panoramic view, conveying a sense of cinema's sweep in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as it is practiced in the United States and around the world.Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster present new and amended coverage of the industry in addition to updating the birth and death dates and final works of notable directors. Their expanded focus on key films brings the book firmly into the digital era and chronicles the death of film as a production medium.The book takes readers through the invention of the kinetoscope, the introduction of sound and color between the two world wars, and ultimately the computer-generated imagery of the present day. It details significant periods in world cinema, including the early major industries in Europe, the dominance of the Hollywood studio system in the 1930s and 1940s, and the French New Wave of the 1960s. Attention is given to small independent efforts in developing nations and the more personal independent film movement that briefly flourished in the United States, the significant filmmakers of all nations, and the effects of censorship and regulation on production everywhere. In addition, the authors incorporate the stories of women and other minority filmmakers who have often been overlooked in other texts.Engaging and accessible, this is the best one-stop source for the history of world film available for students, teachers, and general audiences alike.

Acknowledgments
Timeline 1832-2012
The Invention of the Movies
The Birth of an American Industry
World Cinema: The Silent Era
The Hollywood Studio System in the 1930s and 1940s
International Cinema through World War II
Postwar Challenges to the Movies
World Cinema in the 1950s
The 1960s Explosion
World Cinema 1970 to the Present
The New Hollywood
Glossary of Film Terms
Bibliography
Index

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