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Flashback : A Brief Film History

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205695904

ISBN10:
0205695906
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/14/2009
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

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

Preface
Beginnings
Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908-1920
American Cinema in the 1920s
Major Filmmakers
Talkies
European Cinema in the 1920s
Soviet Union
Germany
France
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
Major Filmmakers
European Cinema in the 1930s
Germany
Great Britian
France
American Cinema in the 1940s
Decline of the Studio System
World War II
Major Filmmakers
Film Noir and Postwar Realism
European Cinema in the 1940s
Germany
France
Soviet Union
Great Britian
Italy
American Cinema in the 1950s
New Screens
The Red Scare
Social Realism
Method Acting
Major Filmmakers
International Cinema in the 1950s
Japan
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
France
American Cinema in the 1960s
The Bloated Era
Major Filmmakers
New Directions
International Cinema in the 1960s
France
Great Britian
Italy
Eastern Europe
American Cinema in the 1970s
The Vietnam-Watergate Era
The New Cinema
Major Figures
International Cinema in the 1970s
Great Britian
France
West Germany
Italy
Eastern Europe
Australia
The Third World
American Cinema in the 1980s
Technology and the Marketplace
The Reagan Era
The Mainstream
The Mavericks
International Cinema in the 1980s
Great Britian
Western Europe
U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe
The Third World
Japan
American Cinema in the 1990s
The Hollywood Studios
The Bright Side
Major Filmmakers
The Independent Cinema
International Cinema in the 1990s
Hollywood Uber Alles
Great Britian
Ireland
Continental Europe
Emerging Cinemas
Australia and New Zealand
American Cinema Since 2000
Major Figures
Emerging Artists
International Cinema Since 2000
Europe
Islamic Cinema
Hong Kong/China, and Japan
United States
Latin America
Glossary
Index
Glossary
Index
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