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A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
A Book

by Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ninth edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition scrupulously accurate in its details, up-to-date, free of jargon that has made it the most widely adopted textbook for college courses in film history, and now includes a fresh look at "Persistence of Vision" and a new chapter on digital cinema. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, to the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the "Hollywood Renaissance" of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes and living rooms of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.

A short history of the movies

A short history of the movies
A Book

by Gerald Mast

  • Publisher : Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 9780672637193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
A Book

by Gerald Mast

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Short History of Film, Third Edition

A Short History of Film, Third Edition
A Book

by Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2018-03-30
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0813595169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema—especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers—an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.

The Movies

The Movies
A Short History

by Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin

  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
A Book

by Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2008-03-01
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9780813544755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Black and White Cinema

Black and White Cinema
A Short History

by Wheeler Winston Dixon

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2015-11-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0813572436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the glossy monochrome of the classic Hollywood romance, to the gritty greyscale of the gangster picture, to film noir’s moody interplay of light and shadow, black-and-white cinematography has been used to create a remarkably wide array of tones. Yet today, with black-and-white film stock nearly impossible to find, these cinematographic techniques are virtually extinct, and filmgoers’ appreciation of them is similarly waning. Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider the use of black-and-white as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Acclaimed film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, discussing the signature styles and technical innovations of award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Gregg Toland, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist. Giving us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Dixon also reveals the creative teams—from lighting technicians to matte painters—whose work profoundly shaped the look of black-and-white cinema. More than just a study of film history, this book is a rallying cry, meant to inspire a love for the artistry of black-and-white film, so that we might work to preserve this important part of our cinematic heritage. Lavishly illustrated with more than forty on-the-set stills, Black and White Cinema provides a vivid and illuminating look at a creatively vital era.

A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
A Book

by Wheeler W. Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9780813560557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Provides a concise and accurate overview of world cinema"--P. [4] of cover.

A Short History of Drunkenness

A Short History of Drunkenness
How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry from the Stone Age to the Present

by Mark Forsyth

  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0525575383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of humankind's favorite pastime Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.

Closely Watched Films

Closely Watched Films
An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique

by Marilyn Fabe

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2014-10-14
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0520279972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch"--Page [4] of cover.

Action Movies

Action Movies
The Cinema of Striking Back

by Harvey O'Brien

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2012-11-20
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0231850220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt (1968) and Dirty Harry (1971) through epoch-defining films like Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Die Hard (1988) to revisions, reboots, and renewals in films like Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Taken (2008), and The Expendables (2010). The action genre is a fusion of form and content: a cinema of action about action. It is a cinema of the will, configured as a decisive reaction to untenable circumstances. Action heroes take up arms against the sea of troubles that beset them, safe in the knowledge that if they don't do it, nobody will. Though this makes the action movie profoundly disturbing as an embodiment of moral ideology, its enduring appeal proves the appetite for assurance remains undiminished, even in the wake of 9/11.

Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck
A Book

by Brian Selznick

  • Publisher : Scholastic
  • Release : 2015-09-03
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 1407166557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, WONDERSTRUCK is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

Migrating to the Movies

Migrating to the Movies
Cinema and Black Urban Modernity

by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2005-03-28
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9780520936409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The rise of cinema as the predominant American entertainment around the turn of the last century coincided with the migration of hundreds of thousands of African Americans from the South to the urban "land of hope" in the North. This richly illustrated book, discussing many early films and illuminating black urban life in this period, is the first detailed look at the numerous early relationships between African Americans and cinema. It investigates African American migrations onto the screen, into the audience, and behind the camera, showing that African American urban populations and cinema shaped each other in powerful ways. Focusing on Black film culture in Chicago during the silent era, Migrating to the Movies begins with the earliest cinematic representations of African Americans and concludes with the silent films of Oscar Micheaux and other early "race films" made for Black audiences, discussing some of the extraordinary ways in which African Americans staked their claim in cinema's development as an art and a cultural institution.

A History of Narrative Film

A History of Narrative Film
A Book

by David A. Cook

  • Publisher : New York : Norton
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN : 9780393090222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Brief History of Comic Book Movies

A Brief History of Comic Book Movies
A Book

by Wheeler Winston Dixon,Richard Graham

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-01-05
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 3319471848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Brief History of Comic Book Movies traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part of the mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well as younger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the past and present, exploring how these films shaped American culture from the post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

The Oxford History of World Cinema

The Oxford History of World Cinema
A Book

by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN : 0198742428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Featuring nearly three thousand film stills, production shots, and other illustrations, an authoritative history of the cinema traces the development of the medium, its filmmakers and stars, and the evolution of national cinemas around the world

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-11-16
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0191005231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience for people the world over. Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and over the years has seen smaller wars, revolutions, and profound social changes. Its history reflects this changing landscape, and, more than any other art form, developments in technology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to colour, and considers its genres from intellectual art house to mass market entertainment. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introduction series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Story of Film

The Story of Film
A Book

by Mark Cousins

  • Publisher : Pavilion Books
  • Release : 2020-10-08
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1911663704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An updated edition – with completely new chapters – of the most accessible and compelling history of the cinema yet published, and complements Mark Cousins' fascinating 15-hour film documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Filmmaker and author Mark Cousins shows how filmmakers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example, how Douglas Sirk’s Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s influenced Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s despairing visions of 1970s Germany; and how George Lucas’ Star Wars epics grew out of Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. The Story of Film is divided into three main epochs: Silent (1885–1928), Sound (1928–1990) and Digital (1990–Present). Films are discussed within chapters reflecting both the stylistic concerns of the film-makers and the political and social themes of the time. This edition includes new text that encompasses the further-reaching scope of world cinema today, and the huge leaps in technology that have changed cinema screens forever. Film is an international medium, so as well as covering the great American films and film-makers, The Story of Film explores cinema in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America, and shows how cinematic ideas and techniques cross national boundaries. Avoiding jargon and obscure critical theory, the author constantly places himself in the role of the moviegoer watching a film, and asks: ‘How does a scene or a story affect us, and why?’ In so doing he gets to the heart of cinematic technique, explaining how film-makers use lighting, framing, focal length and editing to create their effects. Clearly written, and illustrated with over 400 stills, including numerous sequences explaining how scenes work, The Story of Film is essential reading for both film students and moviegoers alike.

A Short History of the Girl Next Door

A Short History of the Girl Next Door
A Book

by Jared Reck

  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release : 2018-12-24
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1524716103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After years of pining for the girl next door, 15-year-old Matthew Wainwright must deal with Tabby dating a popular senior just when he needs her most in this fiercely funny and heart-wrenching debut novel.

Understanding Movies: the Art and History of Films

Understanding Movies: the Art and History of Films
Film History and Technique

by Raphael Shargel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-10-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781436141673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding Movies: The Art and History of Films