A History of Film (7th Revised edition)

A History of Film (7th Revised edition)

By: Virginia Wright Wexman (author)Paperback

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Substantially revised for the Seventh Edition, A History of Film is a comprehensive international survey of film from its beginnings to the present. This book highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Seventh Edition incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book's focus and update its coverage.

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Contents

Preface. 1. Birth and Childhood of a New Art * 1895-1914 Brief Motion-Picture Records of Actuality and of Performances Telling Stories through Staged and Filmed Pantomime Telling Stories through Filmic Means The Language of Film Increasing Films to Feature Length Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 2. Rise of the American Film * 1914-1919 The First American Epics A Tradition of Screen Comedy Is Established Emerging Patterns of Industry Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 3. Great German Silents * 1919-1928 Predominant Types and Themes Principal Technical and Stylistic Advances Influence on Hollywood Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 4. Art and Dialectic in the Soviet Film * 1925-1929 Historical Setting Beginnings Three Silent Masters Montage: Theory and Practice Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 5. Hollywood in the Twenties * 1919-1929 Movies Become Big Business Ascendancy of the Director Popular Genres Sound Arrives Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 6. France in the Twenties and Thirties * 1919-1939 The First Avant-Garde: Impressionism The Second Avant-Garde: Pure Cinema The Golden Age of the 1930s Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 7. Hollywood in the Thirties and Early Forties * 1929-1945 The Industry Censorship, Self-Regulation, and Pressure Groups Color Notable Directors of the 1930s Emergent Genres in the 1930s Wartime A 1940s Genre: Film Noir Orson Welles: Boy Genius Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 8. Italian Neorealism * 1945-1952 Theory and Practice of Neorealism Three Major Directors of the Neorealist Era Period of Transition: 1952-1960 Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 9. The Documentary Impulse: British Film after the War * 1945-1963 Postwar Comedies Free Cinema and Social-Realist Features The Gothic Strain Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 10. Hollywood in Transition * 1945-1962 Television New Screen Processes Fall of the Studios, Rise of the Independents Internationalization Loosened Controls on Content Liberalism, Communism, and Anti-Communism: The House Un-American Activities Committee and Blacklisting Major Genres American Directors of the 1950s Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 11. Japanese Film: A Pictorial Tradition and a Modernist Edge * 1951- The Japanese Style Three Japanese Masters Japanese New Wave Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 12. Films of the Auteurs: The French New Wave * 1954-1968 Auteurism Precursors to the New Wave The New Wave Arrives New Wave Directors Left Bank Directors and Others Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 13. Other Western European Cinemas: National Cinemas or Eurofilms? * 1945- Scandinavia Germany Spain Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 14. Eastern European Cinema: Film Making for the State and Beyond * 1954- Poland The Czech Republic The Soviet Union and After Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 15. India: A People's Cinema * 1956- State of the Industry Auteurs of the Golden Age New Indian Cinema Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 16. Modernism and Metaphor: Italy * 1960- Emergence of a New Style: Three Directors of the 1960s Neo-Neorealism: Three Directors of the 1960s and 1970s Industry Tavails The 1970s and Beyond: A Metaphoric Cinema Popular Genres Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 17. American Reemergence * 1963-1974 Popular Genres The American New Wave Independent Voices Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 18. Art Cinema Lite: British Film * 1963- State of the Industry British Comedy Flourishes New Social Critiques British Postmodernism Americans Abroad Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 19. New Theories, New Films: France * 1968- A Radicalized Godard After the New Wave Generic Continuities A New Crop of Auteurs Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 20. A Blockbuster Mentality United States * 1975-1993 State of the Industry Technological Advances Emerging Genres Studio Stalwarts Independent Voices Representing Diversity Multinationalism Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 21. China: Three Cinemas * 1984- Mainland China Hong Kong Taiwan Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 22. Latin American: Progressive Politics with a Tropical Beat Cuba Brazil Mexico Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 23. Recent National Movements * 1959- Africa Australia and New Zealand Canada Iran Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period 23. The Digital Future: United States * 1994- Technology on Fast Forward State of the Industry Bigger Blockbusters An Auteur for the Fin de Siecle Representing Diversity, Part 2 A New Life for Documentaries Films of the Period Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period Index.

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  • publication date: 11/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780205625284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780205625284
  • weight: 776
  • ISBN10: 0205625282
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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