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Flashback A Brief History of Film

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ISBN-10: 0131874578

ISBN-13: 9780131874572

Edition: 5th 2006

Authors: Louis Giannetti, Scott Eyman

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Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this ldquo;no-nonsenserdquo; book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs. Film discussions include titles such as Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, Theres Something About Mary, Face Off, the Lion King, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Choosing Amy, The Piano, Menace II Society, Sweet Hereafter, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in live, The Full Monty, The Crying Game, Life is Beautiful, and like Water for Chocolate. For anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.
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Book details

List price: $104.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 574
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

Scott Eyman is the literary critic of the Palm Beach Post and has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of numerous books including Lion of Hollywood: The Life of Louis B. Mayer, Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise, John Wayne: The Life and Legend, and Pieces of My Heart with Robert Wagner.

Preface
About the Author
Beginnings
Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908 1920
American Cinema in the 1920s
Major Filmmakers Talkies
European Cinema in the 1920s
Soviet Union Germany France
The Hollywood Studio System
The Box Office
The Studio System
The Star System
The System of Genres
American Cinema in the 1930s
The Talkie Era New Genres: Gangster Pictures, Musicals, Screwball Comedy Major Filmmakers
European Cinema in the 1930s
Germany Great Britian France
American Cinema in the 1940s
Decline of the Studio System World War II Major Filmmakers Film Noir and Postwar Realism
European Cinema in the 1940s
Germany France Soviet Union Great Britian Italy
American Cinema in the 1950s
New Screens The Red Scare Social Realism Method Acting Major Filmmakers
International Cinema in the 1950s
Japan Ingmar Bergman Federico Fellini France
American Cinema in the 1960s
The Bloated Era Major Filmmakers New Directions
International Cinema in the 1960s
France Great Britian Italy Eastern Europe
American Cinema in the 1970s
The Vietnam-Watergate Era
The New Cinema Major Figures
International Cinema in the 1970s
Great Britian France West Germany Italy Eastern Europe Australia
The Third World
American Cinema in the 1980s
Technology and the Marketplace
The Reagan Era
The Mainstream
The Mavericks
International Cinema in the 1980s
Great Britian Western Europe U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe
The Third World Japan
American Cinema in the 1990s
The Hollywood Studios
The Bright Side Major Filmmakers
The Independent Cinema
International Cinema in the 1990s
Hollywood Uber Alles Great Britian Ireland Continental Europe Emerging Cinemas Australia and New Zealand
Global Cinema since 2000
Europe Islamic Cinema Hong Kong/China United States
The Hollywood Studios Technology and the Marketplace
Major Figures and Trends Emerging Artists Glossary Index
Glossary
Index