With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema-especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers-an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.
WHEELER WINSTON DIXON is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of many books, including Black and White Cinema: A Short History (Rutgers University Press), and an internationally known experimental filmmaker. GWENDOLYN AUDREY FOSTER is Willa Cather Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is coeditor of the book series Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture from Rutgers University Press, and the author of many books, articles, and experimental videos.