|ISBN:||9780374191894 0374191891 9780374534134 0374534136|
|描述：||viii, 595 pages,  leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|内容：||Prologue: Let there be light --
pt. 1. The shining light and the huddled masses : A cheap form of amusement ; The era of Sunrise ; The cinema of winter ; M ; State film, film state ; The extraordinary adventures of Mr. Bolshevik in the West ; 1930s Hollywood ; France ; Renoir ; American ; Ambersons ; Howard Hawks : the "Slim" years ; Films were started ; Brief encounter ; War ; Italian cinema ; Ingrid sees a movie ; Sing a noir song --
pt. 2. Sunset and change --
pt. 3. Film studies --
pt. 4. Dread and desire : Dread and desire ; To own the summer ; Brave new northern California world ; What is a director? ; Silence or Sinatra? ; The numbers and the numbness --
Epilogue: I wake up screening.
"The Big Screen" tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their long, slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining but no longer lays claim to our lives the way it once did.