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Short History of the Movies, A

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Edition:
9th
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9780321262325

ISBN10:
0321262328
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

The ninth edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition scrupulously accurate in its details, up-to-date, free of jargon that has made it the most widely adopted textbook for college courses in film history, and now includes a fresh look at "Persistence of Vision" and a new chapter on digital cinema. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, to the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the "Hollywood Renaissance" of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes and living rooms of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.

Table of Contents

Preface x
Introductory Assumptions
1(11)
For Further Reading and Viewing
8(4)
Birth
12(30)
Frames per second
12(3)
Pictures on Film
12(1)
Speed
13(1)
Flicker and the Continuous Signal
14(1)
Persistence of Vision and Other Phenomena
15(6)
Seeing with the Brain
15(1)
Visual Masking and Retinal Retention
15(1)
Early Observations
16(1)
Separating and Integrating Frames
16(1)
The Phi Phenomenon and Beta Movement
17(1)
Short-Range Apparent Motion
18(1)
Constructing Continuity
18(1)
Scientific Toys
19(1)
Emile Reynaud
20(1)
Photography
21(3)
Muybridge and Marey
21(3)
Thomas Edison
24(6)
W. K--L. Dickson and William Heise
25(1)
Early Cameras and Films
26(2)
The Kinetoscope
28(1)
A Sound Film and a Studio
29(1)
Projection
30(6)
The Magic Lantern
31(1)
The Loop and Other Solutions
32(1)
The Lumiere Brothers
33(1)
R. W. Paul
34(1)
The Vitascope
35(1)
The First Films
36(4)
For Further Reading and Viewing
40(2)
Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion
42(27)
Early Companies
42(3)
Narrative
45(16)
Georges Melies
46(3)
Cohl and Others
49(2)
Edwin S. Porter
51(5)
From Brighton to Biograph
56(5)
Business Wars
61(4)
The Film d'Art
65(1)
For Further Reading and Viewing
66(3)
Griffith
69(34)
Apprenticeship
69(14)
Biograph: The One-Reelers
70(9)
Two Reels and Up
79(4)
The Birth of a Nation
83(7)
Intolerance
90(3)
1917--31
93(8)
Broken Blossoms and Way Down East
95(4)
The Struggle
99(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
101(2)
Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts
103(17)
Krazy Keystones
103(5)
Charlie
108(10)
For Further Reading and Viewing
118(2)
Movie Czars and Movie Stars
120(54)
Stars over Hollywood
121(4)
The First Stars
121(2)
California, Here We Come
123(2)
The Emperors and Their Rule
125(5)
Major Studios
126(2)
Movie Palaces
128(2)
Morality
130(4)
Sermons and Scandals
132(1)
The Hays Office
133(1)
Films and Filmmakers, 1910--28
134(21)
Thomas Ince
135(1)
Douglas Fairbanks
136(1)
DeMille and von Stroheim
136(5)
Greed
141(3)
Henry King
144(1)
Oscar Micheaux and the Race Movie
144(3)
Webber and Watson
147(1)
Weber and Women
147(3)
King Vidor
150(1)
Lubitsch and Others
151(1)
Flaherty and the Silent Documentary
152(3)
The Comics
155(9)
Laurel and Hardy and Hal Roach
155(1)
Harold Lloyd
156(1)
Harry Langdon
157(1)
Buster Keaton
158(3)
The Gold Rush and The General
161(3)
Hollywood and the Jazz Age
164(5)
Modernism
164(1)
Jazz, Booze, and It
165(4)
For Further Reading and Viewing
169(5)
The German Golden Age
174(24)
Expressionism, Realism, and the Studio Film
174(3)
Fantasy
177(7)
Caligari
177(1)
Destiny and Metropolis
178(5)
Nosferatu and Others
183(1)
Psychology
184(6)
The Last Laugh
184(3)
Pabst and die neue Sachlichkeit
187(3)
The End of an Era
190(6)
Beyond the Studio
190(1)
Exodus to Hollywood
191(2)
Using Sound
193(1)
Leni Riefenstahl
194(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
196(2)
Soviet Montage
198(28)
The Kuleshov Workshop
198(3)
Sergei M. Eisenstein
201(10)
Battleship Potemkin
204(2)
October
206(3)
Sound and Color
209(2)
Vsevolod I. Pudovkin
211(7)
Mother
212(5)
Later Works
217(1)
Other Major Figures
218(3)
Alexander Dovzhenko
218(2)
Dziga Vertov
220(1)
Socialist Realism
221(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
223(3)
Sound
226(16)
Processes
226(5)
Problems
231(2)
Solutions
233(6)
For Further Reading and Viewing
239(3)
France between the Wars
242(26)
Surrealism and Other Movements
242(3)
Gance and Dreyer
245(6)
Abel Gance
246(3)
The Passion of Joan of Arc
249(2)
Rene Clair
251(3)
Jean Renoir
254(6)
Grand Illusion
255(2)
The Rules of the Game
257(3)
Vigo and Others
260(5)
Jean Vigo
260(3)
Carne and Prevert
263(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
265(3)
The American Studio Years: 1930--45
268(60)
Film Cycles and Cinematic Conventions
269(11)
The Production Code
269(1)
Cycles
270(2)
Studios and Style
272(8)
The Comics
280(12)
Late Chaplin
280(2)
Disney's World
282(1)
Lubitsch and Sound
283(1)
Frank Capra
284(2)
Preston Sturges
286(1)
George Cukor
286(1)
The Marx Brothers
287(2)
Mae West
289(1)
W. C. Fields
290(2)
Masters of Mood and Action
292(26)
Josef von Stemberg
292(3)
John Ford
295(6)
Howard Hawks
301(4)
Alfred Hitchcock
305(4)
Orson Welles
309(9)
For Further Reading and Viewing
318(10)
Hollywood in Transition: 1946--65
328(47)
Enemies Within: Freedom of Association and Free Entertainment
328(12)
The Hollywood Ten and the Blacklist
329(2)
3-D, CinemaScope, Color, and the Tube
331(9)
Films in the Transitional Era
340(16)
Freedom of Speech, Preminger, and the Blacklist
342(1)
Message Pictures: Kazan and Others
343(2)
Adaptations and Values: John Huston and Others
345(3)
Film Noir and Other Genres
348(5)
The Freed Musicals
353(3)
Surfaces and Subversion
356(10)
Samuel Fuller
356(2)
Late Hitchcock
358(3)
Nicholas Ray
361(2)
Late Ford
363(1)
Douglas Sirk
364(2)
Finding the Audience
366(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
368(7)
Neorealism and the New Wave
375(63)
Italian Neorealism
376(6)
Roberto Rossellini
376(2)
De Sica and Zavattini
378(3)
Luchino Visconti
381(1)
Romantics and Antiromantics
382(15)
Federico Fellini
382(5)
Michelangelo Antonioni
387(4)
Pasolini and Bertolucci
391(3)
Germi, Leone, and Others
394(3)
France---Postwar Classicism
397(9)
Cocteau and Others
397(1)
Max Ophuls
398(5)
Robert Bresson
403(1)
Tati, Clouzot, and Clement
404(2)
1959 and After
406(23)
The New Wave
406(1)
Francois Truffaut
406(5)
Jean-Luc Godard
411(5)
Alain Resnais
416(4)
Chabrol, Rohmer, and Rivette
420(1)
Varda, Marker, and the Documentary
420(4)
Malle and Others
424(5)
For Further Reading and Viewing
429(9)
National Cinemas 1: 1945--
438(78)
Sweden and Denmark
438(11)
Ingmar Bergman
440(9)
England
449(1)
Postwar Masters
449(15)
Another New Wave
454(3)
From A Hard Day's Night to Masterpiece Theatre
457(7)
Central and Eastern Europe
464(9)
The Czech Golden Age
464(4)
Poland
468(3)
Hungary
471(1)
The Balkan States
471(2)
Cinemas East
473(30)
Japan
473(16)
India
489(6)
China
495(4)
Taiwan
499(1)
Hong Kong
500(1)
Korea
501(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
503(13)
Hollywood Renaissance: 1964--76
516(46)
The New American Auteurs
523(22)
John Cassavetes
523(2)
Woody Allen
525(1)
Robert Altman
526(2)
Francis Ford Coppola
528(3)
Martin Scorsese
531(4)
Malick, De Palma, and Others
535(7)
Stanley Kubrick
542(3)
The Independent American Cinema
545(10)
Early History
546(2)
The New Film Poets
548(7)
For Further Reading and Viewing
555(7)
National Cinemas 2: 1968
562(60)
Das neue Kino
562(11)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
564(3)
Werner Herzog
567(2)
Wim Wenders
569(3)
Von Trotta and Others
572(1)
Third World Cinemas
573(11)
Emerging Cinemas, Emerging Concerns
574(3)
Instructive Dramas
577(3)
Documentaries
580(1)
Alea and Sembene
581(3)
Other English-Language Cinemas
584(11)
Australia
585(3)
New Zealand
588(2)
Canada
590(4)
Ireland and Elsewhere
594(1)
Russia and the Former Soviet Union
595(5)
Paradjanov, Tarkovsky, and Others
596(2)
Glasnost and After
598(2)
Iran
600(3)
The New Internationalism
603(8)
Luis Bunuel
606(5)
For Further Reading and Viewing
611(11)
The Return of the Myths: 1977--
622(48)
Star Wars and the New Mythology
626(7)
Supermen, Slashers, and Cops
627(2)
Feelgood Movies and Bummers
629(2)
Popular Heroes and Postmodern Irony
631(2)
Leading Directors
633(32)
Lucas and Spielberg
633(3)
Dark Satire: Lynch, Waters, and Others
636(7)
The Comic Edge: Burton, Zemeekis, and Others
643(6)
Politics, Insight, and Violence: Lee, Carpenter, and Others
649(16)
For Further Reading and Viewing
665(5)
Conglomerates and Cassettes: 1975--
670(24)
It's A Wonderful Deal
670(7)
Sequels and Blockbusters
670(1)
Conglomerates
671(1)
For Sale: Studio
672(1)
The Budget Explosion
673(1)
Executive Decisions
674(1)
Theatres
675(1)
Studio Shakeups
676(1)
Movies in the Age of Video
677(15)
Tape and Videotape
678(1)
Analog and Digital Information
679(1)
Sampling and Conversion
679(1)
Videotape Recorders
680(1)
Cassettes and Discs
681(1)
DVDs
682(1)
Out of the Vaults
683(1)
Pixels and Lines
684(2)
Film and Video Frames
686(2)
Changes on the Set
688(1)
Nonlinear Editing
689(1)
Copies and Originals
689(1)
Colorization
690(1)
Electronic Cinema
690(2)
For Further Reading and Viewing
692(2)
Digital Cinema: 1999--
694(29)
Doing without Film
694(4)
Beginnings
698(10)
Production and Distribution
708(9)
The Look of the Future
717(3)
For Further Reading and Viewing
720(3)
Distributors 723(3)
Glossary 726(18)
Acknowledgments 744(3)
Index 747


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