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The history of cinema : a very short introduction

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Very short introductions, 543.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience for people the world over. Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
ISBN: 9780198701774 0198701772
OCLC Number: 945356946
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 119 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Technology --
Industry --
Cinema as art form --
Cinema and the outer world --
Conclusion: seven epochs of cinema.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 543.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.

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