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Film history : an introduction

Author: Kristin Thompson; David Bordwell
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book introduce the history of film as it is presently conceived, written, and taught by its most accomplished scholars. However, this book is not a distillation of everything that is known about film history.
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Genre/Form: History
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Thompson, Kristin, 1950-
Film history.
New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2010
(OCoLC)742316984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Thompson; David Bordwell
ISBN: 9780073386133 0073386138 9780071267946 0071267948
OCLC Number: 294064466
Description: xix, 780 pages, [30] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Part One: Early cinema --
1. The invention and early years of the cinema, 1880s-1904 --
2. The international expansion of the cinema, 1905-1912 --
3. National cinemas, Hollywood classicism, and World War I, 1913-1919 --
Part Two: The late silent era, 1919-1929 --
4. France in the 1920s --
5. Germany in the 1920s --
6. Soviet cinema i the 1920s --
7. The late silent era in Hollywood, 1920-1928 --
8. International trends of the 1920s --
Part Three: The development of sound cinema, 1926-1945 --
9. The introduction of sound --
10. The Hollywood studio system, 1930-1945 --
11. Other studio systems --
12. CInema and the state: The U.S.S.R., Germany, and Italy, 1930-1945 --
13. France: Poetic realism, the popular front, and the occupation, 1930-1945 --
14. Leftists, documentary, and experimental cinemas, 1930-1945 --
Part Four: The postwar era, 1945-1960 --
15. American cinema in the postwar era, 1945-1960 --
16. Postwar European cinema: Neorealism and its context, 1945-1959 --
17. Postwar European cinema: France, Scandinavia, and Britain, 1945-1959 --
18. Postwar cinema beyond the West, 1945-1959 --
19. Art cinema and the idea of authorship --
20. New waves and young cinemas, 1958-1967 --
21. Documentary and experimental cinema in the postwar era, 1945-mid-1960s --
Part Five: The contemporary cinema since the 1960s --
22. Hollywood's fall and rise: 1960-1980 --
23. Politically critical cinema of the 1960s and 1970s --
24. Documentary and experimental film since the late 1960s --
25. New cinemas and new developments: Europe and the U.S.S.R. since the 190s --
26. A developing world: Continental and subcontinental cinemas since 1970 --
27. Cinema rising: Pacific Asia and Oceania since 1970 --
Part Six: Cinema in the age of new media --
28. American cinema and the entertainment economy: The 1980s and after --
29. Toward a global film culture --
30. Digital technology and the cinema.
Responsibility: Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell.

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