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Film history : an introduction

Author: Kristin Thompson; David Bordwell
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive survey not only acknowledges the contributions of Hollywood and films from other US sources, but broadens its scope to examine film-making internationally.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Thompson; David Bordwell
ISBN: 0070384290 9780070384293 0071151419 9780071151412
OCLC Number: 49719388
Description: xx, 788 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Early cinema. The invention and early years of the cinema, 1880s-1904 ; The international expansion of the cinema, 1905-1912 ; National cinemas, Hollywood classicism, and World War I, 1913-1919 --
pt. 2. The late silent era, 1919-1929. France in the 1920s ; Germany in the 1920s ; Soviet cinema in the 1920s ; The late silent era in Hollywood, 1920-1928 ; International trends of the 1920s --
pt. 3. The development of sound cinema, 1926-1945. The introduction of sound ; The Hollywood studio system, 1930-1945 ; Other studio systems ; Cinema and the state : the USSR, Germany, and Italy, 1930-1945 ; France : poetic realism, the popular front, and the occupation, 1930-1945 ; Leftist, documentary, and experimental cinemas, 1930-1945 --
pt. 4. The postwar era : 1945-1960s. American cinema in the postwar era, 1945-1960 ; Postwar European cinema : neorealism and its context, 1945-1959 ; Postwar European cinema : France, Scandinavia, and Britain, 1945-1959 ; Postwar cinema beyond the West, 1945-1959 ; Art cinema and the idea of authorship ; New waves and young cinemas, 1958-1967 ; Documentary and experimental cinema in the postwar era, 1945-mid-1960s --
pt. 5. The contemporary cinema since the 1960s. Hollywood's fall and rise : 1960-1980 ; Politically critical cinema of the 1960s and 1970s ; Documentary and experimental film since the late 1960s ; New cinemas and new developments : Europe and the USSR since the 1970s ; Beyond the industrialized West : Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and Africa since the 1970s --
pt. 6. Cinema in the age of electronic media. American cinema and the entertainment economy : the 1980s and after ; Toward a global film culture.
Responsibility: Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell.
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Offers a comprehensive survey of film - from the backlots of Hollywood, across the United States, and around the world. As in the authors' "Film Art", the concepts and events in this title are  Read more...

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