CART

(0) items

Short History of the Movies, Abridged Ninth Edition, A,9780321418210
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Short History of the Movies, Abridged Ninth Edition, A

by ;
Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780321418210

ISBN10:
0321418212
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
List Price: $73.40
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.02
See Prices

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Related Products


  • A Short History of the Movies
    A Short History of the Movies
  • A Short History of the Movies
    A Short History of the Movies
  • Short History of the Movies, A
    Short History of the Movies, A
  • Short History of the Movies, A
    Short History of the Movies, A
  • Short History of the Movies, A
    Short History of the Movies, A
  • Short History of the Movies, A  , Abridged Edition
    Short History of the Movies, A , Abridged Edition
  • Short History of the Movies, A: Abridged Edition
    Short History of the Movies, A: Abridged Edition




Summary

The essential core of Mast and Kawin's classic in a streamlined volume, offering the most accurate, carefully updated account of cinema today in a clear and lively text.

Table of Contents

Preface x
Introductory Assumptions
1(7)
For Further Viewing
6(2)
Birth
8(20)
Frames per Second
8(2)
Pictures on Film
8(1)
Speed
9(1)
Flicker and the Continuous Signal
10(1)
Persistence of Vision and Other Phenomena
10(3)
Seeing with the Brain
11(1)
Visual Masking and Retinal Retention
11(1)
Scientific Toys
11(1)
Emile Reynaud
12(1)
Photography
13(2)
Muybridge and Marey
13(2)
Thomas Edison
15(4)
W. K-L. Dickson and William Heise
16(1)
Early Cameras and Films
16(2)
The Kinetoscope
18(1)
A Sound Film and a Studio
19(1)
Projection
19(5)
The Magic Lantern
20(1)
The Loop and Other Solutions
21(1)
The Lumiere Brothers
22(1)
R. W. Paul
23(1)
The Vitascope
24(1)
The First Films
24(2)
For Further Viewing
26(2)
Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion
28(18)
Early Companies
28(2)
Narrative
30(10)
Georges Melies
31(2)
Cohl and Others
33(1)
Edwin S. Porter
34(3)
From Brighton to Biograph
37(3)
Business Wars
40(2)
The Film d'Art
42(2)
For Further Viewing
44(2)
Griffith
46(24)
Apprenticeship
46(9)
Biograph: The One-Reelers
47(7)
Two Reels and Up
54(1)
The Birth of a Nation
55(5)
Intolerance
60(3)
1917--31
63(5)
Broken Blossoms and Way Down East
64(2)
The Struggle
66(2)
For Further Viewing
68(2)
Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts
70(10)
Krazy Keystones
70(2)
Charlie
72(6)
For Further Viewing
78(2)
Movie Czars and Movie Stars
80(38)
Stars over Hollywood
81(1)
The First Stars
81(1)
California, Here We Come
82(1)
The Emperors and Their Rule
82(6)
Major Studios
84(2)
Movie Palaces
86(2)
Morality
88(1)
Films and Filmmakers, 1910--28
89(15)
Thomas Ince
90(1)
Douglas Fairbanks
90(1)
DeMille and von Stroheim
91(3)
Greed
94(2)
Henry King
96(1)
Oscar Micheaux and the Race Movie
97(1)
Webber and Watson
98(1)
Weber and Women
99(2)
King Vidor
101(1)
Lubitsch and Others
101(1)
Flaherty and the Silent Documentary
102(2)
The Comics
104(7)
Laurel and Hardy and Hal Roach
104(1)
Harold Lloyd
105(1)
Harry Langdon
106(1)
Buster Keaton
106(2)
The Gold Rush and The General
108(3)
Hollywood and the Jazz Age
111(3)
Jazz, Booze, and It
113(1)
For Further Viewing
114(4)
The German Golden Age
118(19)
Expressionism, Realism, and the Studio Film
118(2)
Fantasy
120(6)
Caligari
120(2)
Metropolis
122(3)
Nosferatu
125(1)
Psychology
126(5)
The Last Laugh
126(3)
Pabst and die neue Sachlichkeit
129(2)
The End of an Era
131(4)
Beyond the Studio
131(1)
Exodus to Hollywood
132(1)
Using Sound
133(1)
Leni Riefenstahl
134(1)
For Further Viewing
135(2)
Soviet Montage
137(19)
The Kuleshov Workshop
137(2)
Sergei M. Eisenstein
139(8)
Battleship Potemkin
141(2)
October
143(2)
Sound and Color
145(2)
Vsevolod I. Pudovkin
147(4)
Mother
147(3)
Later Works
150(1)
Other Major Figures
151(2)
Alexander Dovzhenko
151(1)
Dziga Vertov
152(1)
Socialist Realism
153(1)
For Further Viewing
154(2)
Sound
156(10)
Processes
156(4)
Problems
160(1)
Solutions
161(3)
For Further Viewing
164(2)
France between the Wars
166(20)
Surrealism and Other Movements
166(3)
Gance and Dreyer
169(4)
Abel Gance
169(2)
The Passion of Joan of Arc
171(2)
Rene Clair
173(2)
Jean Renoir
175(5)
Grand Illusion
176(1)
The Rules of the Game
177(3)
Vigo and Others
180(4)
Jean Vigo
180(1)
Carne and Prevert
181(3)
For Further Viewing
184(2)
The American Studio Years: 1930--45
186(40)
Film Cycles and Cinematic Conventions
187(6)
The Production Code
187(1)
Cycles
188(1)
Studios and Style
189(4)
The Comics
193(9)
Late Chaplin
193(2)
Disney's World
195(1)
Lubitsch and Sound
196(1)
Frank Capra
197(1)
Preston Sturges
197(1)
George Cukor
198(1)
The Marx Brothers
199(1)
Mae West
200(1)
W. C. Fields
201(1)
Masters of Mood and Action
202(19)
Josef von Sternberg
202(3)
John Ford
205(5)
Howard Hawks
210(1)
Alfred Hitchcock
211(3)
Orson Welles
214(7)
For Further Viewing
221(5)
Hollywood in Transition: 1946--65
226(32)
Enemies Within: Freedom of Association and Free Entertainment
226(9)
The Hollywood Ten and the Blacklist
227(2)
3-D, CinemaScope, Color, and the Tube
229(6)
Films in the Transitional Era
235(10)
Freedom of Speech, Preminger, and the Blacklist
236(1)
Message Pictures: Kazan and Others
237(1)
Adaptations and Values: John Huston and Others
238(1)
Film Noir and Other Genres
239(4)
The Freed Musicals
243(2)
Surfaces and Subversion
245(7)
Samuel Fuller
245(1)
Late Hitchcock
246(3)
Nicholas Ray
249(1)
Late Ford
250(1)
Douglas Sirk
250(2)
Finding the Audience
252(2)
For Further Viewing
254(4)
Neorealism and the New Wave
258(38)
Italian Neorealism
259(4)
Roberto Rossellini
259(1)
De Sica and Zavattini
260(2)
Luchino Visconti
262(1)
Romantics and Antiromantics
263(8)
Federico Fellini
263(2)
Michelangelo Antonioni
265(2)
Pasolini and Bertolucci
267(2)
Germi, Leone, and Others
269(2)
France---Postwar Classicism
271(5)
Cocteau and Others
271(1)
MaxOphuls
271(3)
Robert Bresson
274(1)
Tati, Clouzot, and Clement
275(1)
1959 and After
276(15)
The New Wave
277(1)
Francois Truffaut
277(2)
Jean-Luc Godard
279(3)
Alain Resnais
282(2)
Chabrol, Rohmer, and Rivette
284(1)
Varda, Marker, and the Documentary
285(3)
Malle and Others
288(3)
For Further Viewing
291(5)
National Cinemas 1: 1945-
296(48)
Sweden and Denmark
296(7)
Ingmar Bergman
297(6)
England
303(10)
Postwar Masters
304(3)
Another New Wave
307(1)
From A Hard Day's Night to Masterpiece Theatre
308(5)
Central and Eastern Europe
313(5)
The Czech Golden Age
313(2)
Poland
315(2)
Hungary
317(1)
The Balkan States
317(1)
Cinemas East
318(19)
Japan
318(8)
India
326(5)
China
331(2)
Taiwan
333(1)
Hong Kong
334(1)
Korea
335(2)
For Further Viewing
337(7)
Hollywood Renaissance: 1964--76
344(29)
The New American Auteurs
349(14)
John Cassavetes
349(1)
Woody Allen
350(1)
Robert Altman
350(2)
Francis Ford Coppola
352(2)
Martin Scorsese
354(2)
Malick, De Palma, and Others
356(4)
Stanley Kubrick
360(3)
The Independent American Cinema
363(6)
Early History
363(1)
The New Film Poets
364(5)
For Further Viewing
369(4)
National Cinemas 2: 1968-
373(40)
Das neue Kino
373(6)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
374(2)
Werner Herzog
376(1)
Wim Wenders
377(2)
Von Trotta and Others
379(1)
Third World Cinemas
379(8)
Emerging Cinemas, Emerging Concerns
380(2)
Instructive Dramas
382(2)
Documentaries
384(1)
Alea and Sembene
385(2)
Other English-Language Cinemas
387(8)
Australia
387(3)
New Zealand
390(2)
Canada
392(2)
Ireland and Elsewhere
394(1)
Russia and the Former Soviet Union
395(4)
Paradjanov, Tarkovsky, and Others
395(3)
Glasnost and After
398(1)
Iran
399(2)
The New Internationalism
401(6)
Luis Bunuel
403(4)
For Further Viewing
407(6)
The Return of the Myths: 1977-
413(29)
Star Wars and the New Mythology
416(4)
Supermen, Slashers, and Cops
416(2)
Feelgood Movies and Bummers
418(2)
Popular Heroes and Postmodern Irony
420(1)
Leading Directors
420(18)
Lucas and Spielberg
420(2)
Dark Satire: Lynch, Waters, and Others
422(4)
The Comic Edge: Burton, Zemeckis, and Others
426(3)
Politics, Insight, and Violence: Lee, Carpenter, and Others
429(9)
For Further Viewing
438(4)
Conglomerates and Cassettes: 1975-
442(18)
It's A Wonderful Deal
442(6)
Sequels and Blockbusters
442(1)
Conglomerates
443(1)
For Sale: Studio
443(2)
The Budget Explosion
445(1)
Executive Decisions
446(1)
Theatres
446(1)
Studio Shakeups
447(1)
Movies in the Age of Video
448(10)
Analog and Digital Information
449(1)
Sampling and Conversion
449(1)
Videotape Recorders, Cassettes, and Discs
449(1)
DVDs
450(1)
Out of the Vaults
451(1)
Pixels and Lines
452(1)
Film and Video Frames
453(1)
Changes on the Set
454(1)
Nonlinear Editing
455(1)
Copies and Originals
456(1)
Colorization
456(2)
Electronic Cinema
458(1)
For Further Viewing
458(2)
Digital Cinema: 1999-
460(25)
Doing without Film
460(4)
Beginnings
464(8)
Production and Distribution
472(8)
The Look of the Future
480(3)
For Further Reading and Viewing
483(2)
Glossary 485(18)
Acknowledgments 503(3)
Index 506


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...