American Film: An A-Z Guide

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American films have entertained and enlightened audiences for more than 100 years. Whether they were in the form of coin-operated nickelodeons, silent films, epic extravaganzas, or special effects blockbusters, motion pictures from America have captivated audiences worldwide.

American Film: An A-Z Guide presents an up-to-date history of many aspects of American film, such as acting, directing, editing, and distribution. As readers turn the ...

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American films have entertained and enlightened audiences for more than 100 years. Whether they were in the form of coin-operated nickelodeons, silent films, epic extravaganzas, or special effects blockbusters, motion pictures from America have captivated audiences worldwide.

American Film: An A-Z Guide presents an up-to-date history of many aspects of American film, such as acting, directing, editing, and distribution. As readers turn the pages of this book, the magic of American filmmaking will come alive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531123133
  • Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Watts Reference Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acting 6
Action Films 8
African-American Film 10
Agents 12
Animation 13
Awards 16
Black and White 18
Blockbusters 20
Cameras 22
Canadian Film 24
Casting 26
Cinematography 28
Color 30
Comedy 32
Costume and Makeup 34
Crew 36
Crime Films 38
Directors 40
Distribution 42
Documentary 44
Editors 46
Fantasy Films 48
Festivals 50
Film Criticism 51
Film Noir 53
Future Cinema 54
Hollywood 56
Horror Films 60
Independent Film 62
Jewish Film 64
Latin American Film 65
Melodrama 67
Movie Marketing 69
Movie Theaters 70
Musicals 72
Political Film 74
Pre-Cinema 76
Producers 78
Production Companies 80
Road Movies 82
Romantic Comedy 84
Science-Fiction 86
Score 88
Scriptwriters 90
Sets 92
Silent Movies 94
Sound 96
Special Effects 98
Stars 100
Studios 102
Stunts 104
Thrillers 106
Video and DVD 108
War Films 110
Westerns 112
Movie Timeline 114
Glossary 122
Index 124
Acknowledgements 128
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