Short History of Film
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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|