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History of Film, A

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Edition:
6th
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9780205449767

ISBN10:
020544976X
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Substantially revised for this EDITION, A History of Film is a comprehensive international survey of film from its beginnings to the present. This text highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Sixth EDITION incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book's focus and provide more balanced coverage. New to the Sixth EDITION bull; bull;Includes new chapters on Indian and Chinese cinemas, emphasizing the exploding film industry in these two countries. bull;Adds a chapter on ";The Digital Future"; in American film, bringing the text up-to-date with latest technological and industrial developments. bull;Discusses more women filmmakers throughout the text and adds a section on Asian-American filmmakers, expanding the diversity and inclusiveness of the text. bull;Replaces many illustrations with new examples, most of them frame enlargements, and, specifically, keys all illustrations to discussions in the text, ensuring that the images will be valuable learning tools for students. bull;Adds more extENDed analyses of individual films, helping students grasp large historical questions by presenting them within specific cases rather than in abstract generalities. bull;Provides a new glossary, helping students understand the technical, foreign-language, and industry terms used in the text. Praise for A History of Film ";The reason why I selected A History of Film over all of the other textbooks has to do with the basic approach of the subject of film as a developing art form while paying careful attention to film genres and history; the organizational structure of the chapters; a clear and AUTHORitative writing style that explains the interconnectivity of film as a global phenomenon; and the use of judiciously selected stills in support of the text. . . . The structure, organization and content of A History of Film is so good that it is, to me, still the standard by which all other film textbooks must be measured."; -Stephen Ambra, New Hampshire Technical Institute ";The text concisely covers all of film history, and its size makes it particularly useful for film history courses taught in a single term. . . . It is typically quite insightful, yet not too dense for motivated introductory students."; -Mark Gallagher, University of Missouri

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Birth and Childhood of a New Art 1895--1914
1(22)
Brief Motion-Picture Records of Actuality and of Performances
1(5)
Telling Stories through Staged and Filmed Pantomime
6(2)
Telling Stories through Filmic Means
8(6)
The Language of Film
14(4)
Increasing Films to Feature Length
18(3)
Films of the Period
21(1)
Books on the Period
22(1)
Rise of the American Film 1914--1919
23(23)
The First American Epics
24(9)
A Tradition of Screen Comedy Is Established
33(7)
Emerging Patterns of Industry
40(4)
Films of the Period
44(1)
Books on the Period
44(2)
Great German Silents 1919--1928
46(16)
Predominant Types and Themes
47(5)
Principal Technical and Stylistic Advances
52(7)
Influence on Hollywood
59(2)
Films of the Period
61(1)
Books on the Period
61(1)
Art and Dialectic in the Soviet Film 1925--1929
62(18)
Historical Setting
63(1)
Beginnings
64(2)
Three Silent Masters
66(8)
Montage: Theory and Practice
74(4)
Films of the Period
78(1)
Books on the Period
79(1)
CD-Rom
79(1)
Hollywood in the Twenties 1919--1929
80(22)
Movies Become Big Business
80(2)
Ascendancy of the Director
82(7)
Popular Genres
89(5)
Sound Arrives
94(6)
Films of the Period
100(1)
Books on the Period
101(1)
France in the Twenties and Thirties 1919--1939
102(15)
The First Avant-Garde: Impressionism
103(2)
The Second Avant-Garde: Pure Cinema
105(2)
The Golden Age of the 1930s
107(8)
Films of the Period
115(1)
Books on the Period
116(1)
Hollywood in the Thirties and Early Forties 1929--1945
117(32)
The Industry
119(2)
Censorship, Self-Regulation, and Pressure Groups
121(1)
Color
122(1)
Notable Directors of the 1930s
123(4)
Emergent Genres in the 1930s
127(12)
Wartime
139(1)
A 1940s Genre: Film Noir
140(3)
Orson Welles: Boy Genius
143(2)
Films of the Period
145(2)
Books on the Period
147(2)
Italian Neorealism 1945--1959
149(11)
Theory and Practice of Neorealism
151(3)
Three Major Directors of the Neorealist Era
154(2)
Period of Transition: 1952--1959
156(2)
Films of the Period
158(1)
Books on the Period
159(1)
The Documentary Impulse: British Film after the War 1945--1963
160(11)
Postwar Comedies
162(3)
Free Cinema and Social-Realist Features
165(3)
The Gothic Strain
168(1)
Films of the Period
169(1)
Books on the Period
170(1)
Hollywood in Transition 1945--1962
171(28)
Television
173(1)
New Screen Processes
174(3)
Fall of the Studios, Rise of the Independents
177(1)
Internationalization
178(2)
Loosened Controls on Content
180(3)
Liberalism, Communism, and Anti-Communism: The House Un-American Activities Committee and Blacklisting
183(3)
Major Genres
186(5)
American Directors of the 1950s
191(6)
Films of the Period
197(1)
Books on the Period
198(1)
Japanese Film: A Pictorial Tradition and a Modernist Edge 1951--
199(16)
The Japanese Style
201(1)
Three Japanese Masters
202(6)
The Japanese New Wave
208(5)
Films of the Period
213(1)
Books on the Period
214(1)
Films of the Auteurs: The French New Wave 1954--1968
215(22)
Auteurism
215(2)
Precursors to the New Wave
217(3)
The New Wave Arrives
220(5)
New Wave Directors
225(6)
Left Bank Directors and Others
231(4)
Films of the Period
235(1)
Books on the Period
236(1)
Other Western European Cinemas: National Cinemas or Eurofilms? 1945--
237(27)
Scandinavia
238(6)
Germany
244(8)
Spain
252(7)
Films of the Period
259(4)
Books on the Period
263(1)
Eastern European Cinema: Film Making for the State 1954--
264(28)
Poland
266(5)
Hungary
271(3)
Czechoslovakia
274(4)
Yugoslavia
278(3)
The Soviet Union and After
281(6)
Films of the Period
287(4)
Books on the Period
291(1)
India: A People's Cinema 1956--
292(13)
Films of the Period
303(1)
Books on the Period
304(1)
Modernism and Metaphor: Italy 1960--
305(21)
Emergence of a New Style: Three Directors of the 1960s
305(9)
Neo-Neorealism: Three Directors of the 1960s and 1970s
314(2)
Industry Travails
316(1)
The 1970s and Beyond: A Metaphoric Cinema
317(3)
Popular Genres
320(3)
Films of the Period
323(2)
Books on the Period
325(1)
American Reemergence 1963--1974
326(21)
Popular Genres
327(2)
The American New Wave
329(10)
Independent Voices
339(5)
Films of the Period
344(2)
Books on the Period
346(1)
Art Cinema Lite: British Film 1963--
347(17)
State of the Industry
347(1)
British Comedy Flourishes
348(2)
New Social Critiques
350(4)
British Postmodernism
354(3)
Americans Abroad
357(4)
Films of the Period
361(2)
Books on the Period
363(1)
New Theories, New Films: France 1968--
364(13)
A Radicalized Godard
365(3)
After the New Wave
368(2)
Generic Continuities
370(2)
A New Crop of Auteurs
372(2)
Films of the Period
374(2)
Books on the Period
376(1)
A Blockbuster Mentality: The United States 1975--1993
377(29)
State of the Industry
377(2)
Technological Advances
379(1)
Emerging Genres
380(5)
Studio Stalwarts
385(3)
Independent Voices
388(5)
Representing Diversity
393(8)
Multinationalism
401(1)
Films of the Period
402(2)
Books on the Period
404(2)
China: Three Cinemas 1984--
406(17)
Mainland China
406(5)
Hong Kong
411(5)
Taiwan
416(4)
Films of the Period
420(1)
Books on the Period
421(2)
Recent National Movements 1959--
423(36)
Latin America
423(10)
Africa
433(2)
Australia and New Zealand
435(6)
Canada
441(6)
Iran
447(5)
Films of the Period
452(5)
Books on the Period
457(2)
The Digital Future: The United States 1994--
459(16)
Technology on Fast Forward
459(3)
State of the Industry
462(4)
Bigger Blockbusters
466(1)
An Auteur for the Fin de Siecle
467(1)
Representing Diversity, Part 2
468(2)
A New Life for Documentaries
470(2)
Films of the Period
472(1)
Books on the Period
473(2)
Glossary 475(6)
Index 481


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