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KEYBENEFIT:Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this "no-nonsense" book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry- as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.KEYTOPICS:Film discussions include titles such asBorat;theHarry Potterseries;Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Babel; A History of Violence; Horton Hears a Who!; Batman: The Dark Knight; Ratatouille; Juno; Brokeback Mountain; No Country for Old Men;andThere Will Be Blood.KEYFor anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.
Table of Contents
|Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908-1920|
|American Cinema in the 1920s|
|European Cinema in the 1920s|
|The Hollywood Studio System;: 1925-1955|
|The Box Office|
|The Studio System|
|The Star System|
|The System of Genres|
|American Cinema in the 1930s|
|The Talkie Era|
|New Genres: Gangster Pictures, Musicals, Screwball Comedy|
|European Cinema in the 1930s|
|American Cinema in the 1940s|
|Decline of the Studio System|
|World War II|
|Film Noir and Postwar Realism|
|European Cinema in the 1940s|
|American Cinema in the 1950s|
|The Red Scare|
|International Cinema in the 1950s|
|American Cinema in the 1960s|
|The Bloated Era|
|International Cinema in the 1960s|
|American Cinema in the 1970s|
|The Vietnam-Watergate Era|
|The New Cinema|
|International Cinema in the 1970s|
|The Third World|
|American Cinema in the 1980s|
|Technology and the Marketplace|
|The Reagan Era|
|International Cinema in the 1980s|
|U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe|
|The Third World|
|American Cinema in the 1990s|
|The Hollywood Studios|
|The Bright Side|
|The Independent Cinema|
|International Cinema in the 1990s|
|Hollywood Uber Alles|
|Australia and New Zealand|
|American Cinema Since 2000|
|International Cinema Since 2000|
|Hong Kong/China, and Japan|
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