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Flashback: A Brief History of Film

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780130186621

ISBN10:
0130186627
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film and Film History in departments of English and Communications. 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 students can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industryas it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments ix
Beginnings
2(18)
Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908--1920
20(26)
American Cinema in the 1920s
46(36)
Major Filmmakers
50(24)
Talkies
74(8)
European Cinema in the 1920s
82(28)
Soviet Union
84(8)
Germany
92(9)
France
101(9)
The Hollywood Studio System
110
The Box Office
112(3)
The Studio System
115(9)
The Star System
124(5)
The System of Genres
129
American Cinema in the 1930s
38(134)
The Talkie Era
140(3)
New Genres: Gangster Pictures, Musicals, Screwball Comedy
143(10)
Major Filmmakers
153(19)
European Cinema in the 1930s
172(24)
Germany
174(5)
Great Britain
179(5)
France
184(12)
American Cinema in the 1940s
196(28)
Decline of the Studio System
199(1)
World War II
200(2)
Major Filmmakers
202(18)
Film Noir and Postwar Realism
220(4)
European Cinema in the 1940s
224(30)
Germany
227(2)
France
229(2)
Soviet Union
231(2)
Great Britain
233(7)
Italy
240(14)
American Cinema in the 1950s
254(32)
New Screens
258(3)
The Red Scare
261(3)
Social Realism
264(3)
Method Acting
267(6)
Major Filmmakers
273(13)
International Cinema in the 1950s
286(32)
Japan
288(16)
Ingmar Bergman
304(5)
Federico Fellini
309(4)
France
313(5)
American Cinema in the 1960s
318(32)
The Bloated Era
320(4)
Major Filmmakers
324(10)
New Directions
334(16)
International Cinema in the 1960s
350(40)
France
352(15)
Great Britain
367(11)
Italy
378(7)
Eastern Europe
385(5)
American Cinema in the 1970s
390(36)
The Vietnam--Watergate Era
392(5)
The New Cinema
397(11)
Major Figures
408(18)
International Cinema in the 1970s
426(36)
Great Britain
428(3)
France
431(2)
West Germany
433(9)
Italy
442(5)
Eastern Europe
447(3)
Australia
450(7)
The Third World
457(5)
American Cinema in the 1980s
462(26)
Technology and the Marketplace
464(4)
The Reagan Era
468(2)
The Mainstream
470(4)
The Mavericks
474(14)
International Cinema in the 1980s
488(32)
Great Britain
490(13)
Western Europe
503(6)
U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe
509(2)
The Third World
511(4)
Japan
515(5)
American Cinema in the 1990s
520(32)
The Hollywood Studios
522(9)
The Bright Side
531(4)
Major Filmmakers
535(5)
The Independent Cinema
540(12)
International Cinema in the 1990s
552(33)
Hollywood Uber Alles
554(4)
Great Britain
558(11)
Ireland
569(6)
Continental Europe
575(4)
Emerging Cinemas
579(2)
Australia and New Zealand
581(4)
Glossary 585(8)
Index 593


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