Short History of the Movies, A

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The Tenth Edition ofA Short History of the Moviescontinues 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. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the "Hollywood Renaissance" of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and technology appearing in multiplexes and living rooms of today. This new edition, wich as 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

Introductory Assumptions
For Further Reading and Viewing
Frames per second
Pictures on Film
Flicker and the Continuous Signal
Persistence of Vision and Other Phenomena
Seeing with the Brain
Visual Masking and Retinal Retention
Early Observations
Separating and Integrating Frames
The Phi Phenomenon and Beta Movement
Short-Range Apparent Motion
Constructing Continuity
Scientific Toys
Emile Reynaud
Muybridge and Marey
Thomas Edison
W. K L. Dickson and William Heise
Early Cameras and Films
The Kinetoscope
A Sound Film and Studio
The Magic Lantern
The Loop and Other Solutions
The Lumiere Brothers
R.W. Paul
The Vitascope
The First Films
For Further Reading and Viewing
Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion
Early Companies
George Melies
Cohl and Others
Edwin S. Porter
From Brighton to Biograph
Business Wars
The Film d Art
For Further Reading and Viewing
Biograph: The One-Reelers
Two Reels and Up
The Birth of a Nation
Intolerance. 1917-31
Broken Blossoms and Way Down East
The Struggle
For Further Reading and Viewing
Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts
Krazy Keystones
For Further Reading and Viewing
Movie Czars and Movie Stars
Stars over Hollywood
The First Stars
California, Here We Come
The Emperors and Their Rule
Major Studios
Movie Palaces
Sermons and Scandals
The Hays Office
Films and Filmmakers, 1910-28
Thomas Ince
Douglas Fairbanks
DeMille and von Stroheim
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