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A History of Film (7th edition)

A History of Film (7th 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.

Contents

Preface. 1. Birth and Childhood of a New Art * 1895-1914Brief Motion-Picture Records of Actuality and of PerformancesTelling Stories through Staged and Filmed PantomimeTelling Stories through Filmic MeansThe Language of Film Increasing Films to Feature LengthFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 2. Rise of the American Film * 1914-1919The First American EpicsA Tradition of Screen Comedy Is EstablishedEmerging Patterns of Industry Films of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 3. Great German Silents * 1919-1928Predominant Types and ThemesPrincipal Technical and Stylistic AdvancesInfluence on HollywoodFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 4. Art and Dialectic in the Soviet Film * 1925-1929Historical SettingBeginningsThree Silent MastersMontage: Theory and PracticeFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 5. Hollywood in the Twenties * 1919-1929Movies Become Big BusinessAscendancy of the DirectorPopular GenresSound ArrivesFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 6. France in the Twenties and Thirties * 1919-1939The First Avant-Garde: ImpressionismThe Second Avant-Garde: Pure CinemaThe Golden Age of the 1930sFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 7. Hollywood in the Thirties and Early Forties * 1929-1945The IndustryCensorship, Self-Regulation, and Pressure GroupsColorNotable Directors of the 1930sEmergent Genres in the 1930sWartimeA 1940s Genre: Film NoirOrson Welles: Boy GeniusFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 8. Italian Neorealism * 1945-1952Theory and Practice of NeorealismThree Major Directors of the Neorealist EraPeriod of Transition: 1952-1960Films of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 9. The Documentary Impulse: British Film after the War * 1945-1963Postwar ComediesFree Cinema and Social-Realist FeaturesThe Gothic StrainFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 10. Hollywood in Transition * 1945-1962TelevisionNew Screen ProcessesFall of the Studios, Rise of the IndependentsInternationalizationLoosened Controls on ContentLiberalism, Communism, and Anti-Communism: The House Un-American Activities Committee and BlacklistingMajor GenresAmerican Directors of the 1950sFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 11. Japanese Film: A Pictorial Tradition and a Modernist Edge * 1951-The Japanese StyleThree Japanese MastersJapanese New WaveFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 12. Films of the Auteurs: The French New Wave * 1954-1968AuteurismPrecursors to the New WaveThe New Wave ArrivesNew Wave DirectorsLeft Bank Directors and OthersFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 13. Other Western European Cinemas: National Cinemas or Eurofilms? * 1945-ScandinaviaGermany SpainFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 14. Eastern European Cinema: Film Making for the State and Beyond * 1954-PolandThe Czech RepublicThe Soviet Union and AfterFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 15. India: A People's Cinema * 1956-State of the IndustryAuteurs of the Golden AgeNew Indian CinemaFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 16. Modernism and Metaphor: Italy * 1960-Emergence of a New Style: Three Directors of the 1960sNeo-Neorealism: Three Directors of the 1960s and 1970sIndustry TavailsThe 1970s and Beyond: A Metaphoric CinemaPopular GenresFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 17. American Reemergence * 1963-1974Popular GenresThe American New WaveIndependent VoicesFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 18. Art Cinema Lite: British Film * 1963-State of the IndustryBritish Comedy FlourishesNew Social CritiquesBritish PostmodernismAmericans AbroadFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 19. New Theories, New Films: France * 1968-A Radicalized GodardAfter the New WaveGeneric ContinuitiesA New Crop of AuteursFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 20. A Blockbuster Mentality United States * 1975-1993State of the IndustryTechnological AdvancesEmerging GenresStudio StalwartsIndependent VoicesRepresenting DiversityMultinationalismFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 21. China: Three Cinemas * 1984-Mainland ChinaHong KongTaiwanFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 22. Latin American: Progressive Politics with a Tropical BeatCubaBrazilMexicoFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 23. Recent National Movements * 1959-AfricaAustralia and New ZealandCanadaIranFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period 23. The Digital Future: United States * 1994-Technology on Fast ForwardState of the IndustryBigger BlockbustersAn Auteur for the Fin de SiecleRepresenting Diversity, Part 2A New Life for DocumentariesFilms of the PeriodPolitical and Cultural Milestones of the Period Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780205625284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780205625284
  • weight: 776
  • ISBN10: 0205625282
  • edition: 7th edition

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