9780131874572

Flashback : A Brief History of Film

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    9780131874572

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    0131874578

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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.Film discussions include titles such asForrest Gump, Jurassic Park, There's Something About Mary, Face Off, the Lion King, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Choosing Amy, The Piano, Menace II Society, Sweet Hereafter, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in live, The Full Monty, The Crying Game, Life is Beautiful, and like Water for Chocolate.For anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments ix
About the Author xi
Beginnings
2(18)
Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908--1920
20(24)
American Cinema in the 1920s
44(32)
Major Filmmakers
48(21)
Talkies
69(7)
European Cinema in the 1920s
76(26)
Soviet Union
78(7)
Germany
85(7)
France
92(10)
The Hollywood Studio System
102(26)
The Box Office
104(3)
The Studio System
107(8)
The Star System
115(5)
The System of Genres
120(8)
American Cinema in the 1930s
128(30)
The Talkie Era
130(3)
New Genres: Gangster Pictures, Musicals, Screwball Comedy
133(8)
Major Filmmakers
141(17)
European Cinema in the 1930s
158(22)
Germany
160(4)
Great Britain
164(5)
France
169(11)
American Cinema in the 1940s
180(26)
Decline of the Studio System
183(1)
World War II
184(1)
Major Filmmakers
185(17)
Film Noir and Postwar Realism
202(4)
European Cinema in the 1940s
206(26)
Germany
209(2)
France
211(1)
Soviet Union
212(2)
Great Britain
214(6)
Italy
220(12)
American Cinema in the 1950s
232(28)
New Screens
236(3)
The Red Scare
239(2)
Social Realism
241(2)
Method Acting
243(6)
Major Filmmakers
249(11)
International Cinema in the 1950s
260(28)
Japan
262(15)
Ingmar Bergman
277(3)
Federico Fellini
280(4)
France
284(4)
American Cinema in the 1960s
288(28)
The Bloated Era
290(4)
Major Filmmakers
294(9)
New Directions
303(13)
International Cinema in the 1960s
316(36)
France
318(13)
Great Britain
331(10)
Italy
341(6)
Eastern Europe
347(5)
American Cinema in the 1970s
352(32)
The Vietnam--Watergate Era
354(3)
The New Cinema
357(11)
Major Figures
368(16)
International Cinema in the 1970s
384(34)
Great Britain
386(2)
France
388(3)
West Germany
391(8)
Italy
399(5)
Eastern Europe
404(2)
Australia
406(7)
The Third World
413(5)
American Cinema in the 1980s
418(24)
Technology and the Marketplace
420(4)
The Reagan Era
424(1)
The Mainstream
425(4)
The Mavericks
429(13)
International Cinema in the 1980s
442(30)
Great Britain
444(11)
Western Europe
455(6)
U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe
461(2)
The Third World
463(4)
Japan
467(5)
American Cinema in the 1990s
472(30)
The Hollywood Studios
474(8)
The Bright Side
482(4)
Major Filmmakers
486(5)
The Independent Cinema
491(11)
International Cinema in the 1990s
502(30)
Hollywood Uber Alles
504(3)
Great Britain
507(10)
Ireland
517(6)
Continental Europe
523(3)
Emerging Cinemas
526(2)
Australia and New Zealand
528(4)
Global Cinema Since 2000
532(39)
Europe
534(4)
Islamic Cinema
538(5)
Hong Kong/China
543(6)
United States
549(2)
The Hollywood Studios
551(1)
Technology and the Marketplace
552(5)
Major Figures and Trends
557(6)
Emerging Artists
563(8)
Glossary 571(8)
Index 579

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