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A short history of the movies

Author: Gerald Mast; Bruce F Kawin
Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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Examines the evolution of films through the major styles, periods, genres, works, technical innovations, and outstanding individuals.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mast, Gerald, 1940-
Short history of the movies.
New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada, ©1992
(OCoLC)623750640
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Mast; Bruce F Kawin
ISBN: 0023770708 9780023770708 002580510X 9780025805101
OCLC Number: 22983247
Description: xiii, 669 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory assumptions --
Birth --
Film narrative, commercial expansion --
Griffith --
The comics : Mack Sennett and the Chaplin shorts --
Movie czars and movie stars --
The German golden age --
Soviet montage --
Sound --
France between the wars --
The American studio years: 1930-1945 --
Hollywood in transition: 1946-1965 --
Neorealisms and new waves --
Emerging national traditions 1: the 1950s and 60s --
Hollywood renaissance: 1964-1976 --
Emerging national traditions 2: the 1970s and 80s --
The return of the myths: 1977-
Responsibility: Gerald Mast.

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Offers a panoramic picture of the worldwide development of film - from the early Mack Sennet and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the 1930s and '40s, and the "Hollywood renaissance" of the 1960s and  Read more...

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