Film History: An Introduction / Edition 3

Film History: An Introduction / Edition 3

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by Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell
     
 

Written by two of the leading scholars in film studies, Film History: An Introduction is a comprehensive, global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film, from drama and comedy to documentary and experimental. As with the authors' bestselling Film Art: An Introduction (now in its eighth edition), concepts and eventsSee more details below

Overview

Written by two of the leading scholars in film studies, Film History: An Introduction is a comprehensive, global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film, from drama and comedy to documentary and experimental. As with the authors' bestselling Film Art: An Introduction (now in its eighth edition), concepts and events are illustrated with frame enlargements taken from the original sources, giving students more realistic points of reference than competing books that rely on publicity stills.

The third edition of Film History is thoroughly updated and includes the first comprehensive overviews of the impact of globalization and digital technology on the cinema. Any serious film scholar--professor, undergraduate, or graduate student--will want to read and keep Film History.

Visit the author's blog at http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073386133
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
110,051
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
History, Historiography, and Film History: An Advanced Introduction
A Note on Format
Pt. 1Early Cinema1
1The Invention and Early Years of the Cinema, 1880s-19043
2The International Expansion of the Cinema, 1905-191226
3National Cinemas, Hollywood Classicism, and World War I, 1913-191953
Pt. 2The Late Silent Era, 1919-192983
4France in the 1920s85
5Germany in the 1920s105
6Soviet Cinema in the 1920s128
7The Late Silent Era in Hollywood, 1920-1928156
8International Trends of the 1920s183
Pt. 3The Development of Sound Cinema, 1926-1945211
9The Introduction of Sound213
10The Hollywood Studio System, 1930-1945233
11Other Studio Systems265
12Cinema and the State: The USSR, Germany, and Italy, 1930-1945292
13France, 1930-1945: Poetic Realism, the Popular Front, and the Occupation322
14Leftist, Documentary, and Experimental Cinemas, 1930-1945344
Pt. 4The Postwar Era, 1946-1960s369
15American Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1946-1967371
16Postwar European Cinema: Neorealism and Other Trends406
17Postwar European Cinema: France, Scandinavia, and Britain434
18Postwar Cinema Beyond the West459
19Art Cinema and the Idea of Authorship492
20New Waves and Young Cinemas, 1958-1967517
21Documentary and Experimental Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1945-Mid-1960s558
Pt. 5The Contemporary Cinema: Since the 1960s599
22Third World Cinema, 1960s-1970s: Mass Production and Revolutionary Politics601
23Critical Political Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s633
24Documentary and Experimental Film since the Late 1960s667
25Hollywood's Fall and Rise: Since the 1960s696
26New Cinemas and New Developments: Europe, the USSR, and the Pacific since the 1970s723
27New Cinemas in Developing Countries since the 1970s762
Conclusion797
Bibliography805
Glossary819
Photo Credits825
Index827

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