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The story of cinema : a complete narrative history, from the beginnings to the present

Author: David Shipman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shipman
ISBN: 0312762798 9780312762797
OCLC Number: 10912958
Description: 1280 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
The rise of the American industry --
The screen's first master --
Germany in the twenties : shadows, poverty and prostitutes --
The U.S.S.R. : montage and message --
The United Artists --
Hollywood in the twenties : the studios --
The twenties : Britain and France --
Talkies! --
Japan: the first masters --
Sex, crime and booze : Warner Bros. in the thirties --
Hollywood before the code --
Film in the Third Reich --
Frank Capra, the name above the title --
Clowns and Korda --
Russia and France : argument and art --
Hollywood's golden age : RKO, Paramount and 20th-Century Fox --
Hollywood's golden age : Universal, Warner and M-G-M --
Hollywood's golden age : Columbia and United Artists --
Intermission --
Kane and other citizens --
The British at war --
Hollywood's war effort --
Italy : the tradition of realism --
French cinema during occupation and readjustment --
The M-G-M musical --
Postwar Hollywood : the directors in their brave new world --
Postwar Hollywood : the studios --
Production in austerity Britain --
Luis Buñuel and his followers --
A picture of India : the films of Satyajit Ray --
Hollywood in the age of television : the directors --
Hollywood in the age of television : the decline of the studios --
Ingmar Bergman : the quest for understanding --
The Japanese masters --
France : before and after the nouvelle vague --
Occasional bulletins from the Eastern Bloc --
Italy : traditions maintained and betrayed --
British cinema : a matter of collusion --
Movies around the world --
In Hollywood the director is king --
The movie brats.
Responsibility: David Shipman ; preface by Ingmar Bergman.

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