Film History: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

Written by two leading film scholars, Film History: An Introduction is a comprehensive survey of film-from the backlots of Hollywood, across the United States, and around the world. As in the authors' bestselling Film Art, concepts and events are illustrated with actual frame enlargements, giving students more realistic points of reference than competing books that use publicity stills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070384293
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/6/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 808
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristin Thompson is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible: A Neoformalist Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1981), Exporting Entertainment: America in the World Film Market 1907-1934 (British Film Institute, 1985), Breaking the Glass Armor: Neoformalist Film Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1988), Wooster Proposes, Jeeves Disposes, or, Le Mot Juste (James H. Heineman, 1992), Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Harvard University Press, 1999), Storytelling in Film and Television (Harvard University Press, 2003), Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam University Press, 2005), and The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood (University of California Press, 2007). She blogs with David at www.davidbordwell.net/blog. She maintains her own blog, "The Frodo Franchise," at www.kristinthompson.net/blog. In her spare time she studies Egyptology.

David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate in film from the University of Iowa. His books include The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University of California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1988), Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema (Harvard University Press, 1989), The Cinema of Eisenstein (Harvard University Press, 1993), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997), Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000), Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging (University of California Press, 2005), The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies (University of California Press, 2006), and The Poetics of Cinema (Routledge, 2008). He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen. His we site is www.davidbordwell.net.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
History, Historiography, and Film History: An Advanced Introduction
A Note on Format
Pt. 1 Early Cinema 1
1 The Invention and Early Years of the Cinema, 1880s-1904 3
2 The International Expansion of the Cinema, 1905-1912 26
3 National Cinemas, Hollywood Classicism, and World War I, 1913-1919 53
Pt. 2 The Late Silent Era, 1919-1929 83
4 France in the 1920s 85
5 Germany in the 1920s 105
6 Soviet Cinema in the 1920s 128
7 The Late Silent Era in Hollywood, 1920-1928 156
8 International Trends of the 1920s 183
Pt. 3 The Development of Sound Cinema, 1926-1945 211
9 The Introduction of Sound 213
10 The Hollywood Studio System, 1930-1945 233
11 Other Studio Systems 265
12 Cinema and the State: The USSR, Germany, and Italy, 1930-1945 292
13 France, 1930-1945: Poetic Realism, the Popular Front, and the Occupation 322
14 Leftist, Documentary, and Experimental Cinemas, 1930-1945 344
Pt. 4 The Postwar Era, 1946-1960s 369
15 American Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1946-1967 371
16 Postwar European Cinema: Neorealism and Other Trends 406
17 Postwar European Cinema: France, Scandinavia, and Britain 434
18 Postwar Cinema Beyond the West 459
19 Art Cinema and the Idea of Authorship 492
20 New Waves and Young Cinemas, 1958-1967 517
21 Documentary and Experimental Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1945-Mid-1960s 558
Pt. 5 The Contemporary Cinema: Since the 1960s 599
22 Third World Cinema, 1960s-1970s: Mass Production and Revolutionary Politics 601
23 Critical Political Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s 633
24 Documentary and Experimental Film since the Late 1960s 667
25 Hollywood's Fall and Rise: Since the 1960s 696
26 New Cinemas and New Developments: Europe, the USSR, and the Pacific since the 1970s 723
27 New Cinemas in Developing Countries since the 1970s 762
Conclusion 797
Bibliography 805
Glossary 819
Photo Credits 825
Index 827
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