A Short History of Film

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Rutgers University Press, 1 мар. 2008 г. - Всего страниц: 492
The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conveniently sized, and affordable volume. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the 1880s to the present. More than 250 rare stills and illustrations accompany the text, bringing readers face to face with many of the key players and films that have marked the industry.

Beginning with precursors of what we call moving pictures, Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster lead a fast-paced tour 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. They detail 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. Special attention is also given to small independent efforts in developing nations and the corresponding more personal independent film movement that briefly flourished in the United States, the significant filmmakers of all nations, censorship and regulation and how they have affected production everywhere, and a wide range of studios and genres. Along the way, the authors take great care to incorporate the stories of women and other minority filmmakers who have often been overlooked in other texts.

Compact and easily readable, this is the best one-stop source for the history of world film available to students, teachers, and general audiences alike.
 

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Contents
vii
Acknowledgements
ix
Timeline
xi
The Invention of the Movies
1
The Birth of an American Industry
22
World Cinema The Silent Era
53
The Hollywood Studio System in the 1930s and 1940s
89
International Cinema Through World War II
137
World Cinema in the 1950s
203
The 1960s Explosion
239
World Cinema 1970 to the Present
302
The New Hollywood
351
Glossary of Film Terms
385
Bibliography
389
Index
411
About the Authors
441

Postwar Challenges to the Movies
168

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Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Film Talk: Directors at Work (Rutgers University Press).

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is a professor in the department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is the author of Class-Passing: Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture and the co-editor (with Wheeler Winston Dixon) of Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader.

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