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A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
  • Author : Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :738
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105111812058
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Summary : B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from 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 of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
  • Author : Gerald Mast
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1971
  • Total pages :463
  • ISBN : 0672635941
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A Short History of Film, Third Edition

A Short History of Film, Third Edition
  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-30
  • Total pages :524
  • ISBN : 9780813595160
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Summary : 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.

A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
  • Author : Emilie Bickerton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-15
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781844678310
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Summary : Cahiers du Cinéma was the single most influential project in the history of film. Founded in 1951, it was responsible for establishing film as the ‘seventh art,’ equal to literature, painting or music, and it revolutionized film-making and writing. Its contributors would put their words into action: the likes of Godard, Truffaut, Rivette, Rohmer were to become some of the greatest directors of the age, their films part of the internationally celebrated nouvelle vague. In this authoritative new history, Emilie Bickerton explores the evolution and impact of Cahiers du Cinéma, from its early years, to its late-sixties radicalization, its internationalization, and its response to the television age of the seventies and eighties. Showing how the story of Cahiers continues to resonate with critics, practitioners and the film-going public, A Short History of Cahiers du Cinéma is a testimony to the extraordinary legacy and archive these ‘collected pages of a notebook’ have provided for the world of cinema.

Black and White Cinema

Black and White Cinema
  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-06
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780813572437
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Summary : 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, Third Edition

A Short History of Film, Third Edition
  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-30
  • Total pages :524
  • ISBN : 9780813595146
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Summary : 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.

A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-30
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 0813595126
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Summary : 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.

A Short History of the Movies with Additional Readings

A Short History of the Movies with Additional Readings
  • Author : Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :772
  • ISBN : 0536461872
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On the History of Film Style

On the History of Film Style
  • Author : David Bordwell,Professor David Bordwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 0674634292
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Summary : Bordwell scrutinizes the theories of style launched by various film historians and celebrates a century of cinema. The author examines the contributions of many directors and shows how film scholars have explained stylistic continuity and change.

A Knight at the Movies

A Knight at the Movies
  • Author : John Aberth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-02
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781135257262
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Summary : Imagining the Middle Ages is an unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh in on popular depictions of the past, since so much of the public's knowledge of history comes from popular mediums. Aberth dissects how each film interpreted the period, offering estimations of the historical accuracy of the works and demonstrating how they project their own contemporary era's obsessions and fears onto the past.

A Short History of Drunkenness

A Short History of Drunkenness
  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-08
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780525575382
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Summary : From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of how, throughout history, each civilization has found a way to celebrate, or to control, the eternal human drive to get sloshed “An entertaining bar hop though the past 10,000 years.”—The New York Times Book Review 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. Making stops all over the world, A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind’s love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to the twentieth century, 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.

Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal
  • Author : Edward D. Berkowitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-27
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781139493604
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Summary : Mass Appeal describes the changing world of American popular culture from the first sound movies through the age of television. In short vignettes, the book reveals the career patterns of people who became big movie, TV, or radio stars. Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson symbolize the early stars of sound movies. Groucho Marx and Fred Astaire represent the movie stars of the 1930s, and Jack Benny stands in for the 1930s performers who achieved their success on radio. Katharine Hepburn, a stage and film star, illustrates the cultural trends of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Humphrey Bogart and Bob Hope serve as examples of performers who achieved great success during the Second World War. Walt Disney, Woody Allen, and Lucille Ball, among others, become the representative figures of the postwar world. Through these vignettes, the reader comes to understand the development of American mass media in the twentieth century.

Closely Watched Films

Closely Watched Films
  • Author : Marilyn Fabe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-14
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9780520279971
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Summary : "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.

A History of Narrative Film

A History of Narrative Film
  • Author : David A. Cook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 939309022X
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The Movies

The Movies
  • Author : Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :724
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105018317227
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The movies in our midst : documents in the cultural history of film in America

The movies in our midst : documents in the cultural history of film in America
  • Author : Gerald Mast
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :766
  • ISBN : OCLC:610346063
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Migrating to the Movies

Migrating to the Movies
  • Author : Jacqueline Najuma Stewart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-03-28
  • Total pages :367
  • ISBN : 052093640X
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Summary : 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.

Pictures

Pictures
  • Author : Irving Fang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:704079905
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Film: A Very Short Introduction

Film: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Michael Wood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-26
  • Total pages :138
  • ISBN : 9780192803535
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Summary : Offers a wealth of insight into the paradoxical nature of film, considering its role and impact on society in the 20th century as well as its future in the digital age. Original.

The Philosophy of War Films

The Philosophy of War Films
  • Author : David LaRocca
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-02
  • Total pages :538
  • ISBN : 9780813145112
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Summary : Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films, David LaRocca compiles a series of essays by prominent scholars that examine the impact of representing war in film and the influence that cinematic images of battle have on human consciousness, belief, and action. The contributors explore a variety of topics, including the aesthetics of war as portrayed on-screen, the effect war has on personal identity, and the ethical problems presented by war. Drawing upon analyses of iconic and critically acclaimed war films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), Rescue Dawn (2006), Restrepo (2010), and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), this volume's examination of the genre creates new ways of thinking about the philosophy of war. A fascinating look at the manner in which combat and its aftermath are depicted cinematically, The Philosophy of War Films is a timely and engaging read for any philosopher, filmmaker, reader, or viewer who desires a deeper understanding of war and its representation in popular culture.

The Company

The Company
  • Author : John Micklethwait,Adrian Wooldridge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : 9780812972870
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Summary : The authors of A Future Perfect provide a close-up look at the history of the joint-stock company and examine its influence on world history, describing the institution's continually evolving forms and how it continues to shape global power. Reprint. 32,500 first printing.