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Movie history : a survey

Author: Douglas Gomery; Clara Pafort-Overduin
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon, England ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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How can we understand the history of film?Historical facts don't answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this fascinating book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film titles, facts and figures. This is a survey of over 100 years of cinema history, from its beginnings in 1895, to its current state in the 21st century. Written by two highly respected film scholars and experienced teachers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gomery, Douglas.
Movie history.
Abingdon, Oxon, England ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010031558
(OCoLC)277196023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Gomery; Clara Pafort-Overduin
ISBN: 9780203832288 0203832280
OCLC Number: 714140960
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 449 pages)
Contents: Preface --
The silent cinema 1895-1927. The invention and innovation of the motion pictures --
The triumph of Hollywood --
Hollywood establishes the classic narrative style --
Influential alternatives to Hollywood : European cinema --
Experiments in filmmaking : the USSR --
The Hollywood studio era, 1928-1950. The coming of sound & the studio system --
The first golden age of Hollywood movie making --
European alternatives to Hollywood : France, Britain, Germany and Italy --
The television era 1951-1975. Television, wide-screen and colour --
A transformation of Hollywood movie-making --
The European art cinema alternative --
Alternative film industries : the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, South America, Australia and Japan --
The video to digital era, 1975-2010. Contemporary world cinema history : 1975 and beyond --
Hollywood thrives.
Responsibility: Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin.

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How can we understand the history of film?Historical facts don't answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this fascinating book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film titles, facts and figures. This is a survey of over 100 years of cinema history, from its beginnings in 1895, to its current state in the 21st century. Written by two highly respected film scholars and experienced teachers, Movie History is the ideal textbook for students studying film history.

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"Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills Read more...

 
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