Flashback: A Brief History of Film / Edition 5

Flashback: A Brief History of Film / Edition 5

by Louis Giannetti, Scott Eyman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131874578

ISBN-13: 9780131874572

Pub. Date: 07/07/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this “no-nonsense” book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the

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Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this “no-nonsense” book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry– as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.

Film discussions include titles such as Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, There's Something About Mary, Face Off, the Lion King, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Choosing Amy, The Piano, Menace II Society, Sweet Hereafter, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in live, The Full Monty, The Crying Game, Life is Beautiful, and like Water for Chocolate.

For anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131874572
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/07/2005
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

About the Author

1. Beginnings.

2. Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908–1920.

3. American Cinema in the 1920s.

Major Filmmakers

Talkies

4. European Cinema in the 1920s.

Soviet Union

Germany

France

5. The Hollywood Studio System.

The Box Office

The Studio System

The Star System

The System of Genres

6. American Cinema in the 1930s.

The Talkie Era

New Genres: Gangster Pictures, Musicals, Screwball Comedy

Major Filmmakers

7. European Cinema in the 1930s.

Germany

Great Britian

France

8. American Cinema in the 1940s.

Decline of the Studio System

World War II

Major Filmmakers

Film Noir and Postwar Realism

9. European Cinema in the 1940s.

Germany

France

Soviet Union

Great Britian

Italy

10. American Cinema in the 1950s.

New Screens

The Red Scare

Social Realism

Method Acting

Major Filmmakers

11. International Cinema in the 1950s.

Japan

Ingmar Bergman

Federico Fellini

France

12. American Cinema in the 1960s.

The Bloated Era

Major Filmmakers

New Directions

13. International Cinema in the 1960s.

France

Great Britian

Italy

Eastern Europe

14. American Cinema in the 1970s.

The Vietnam-Watergate Era

The New Cinema

Major Figures

15. International Cinema in the 1970s.

Great Britian

France

West Germany

Italy

Eastern Europe

Australia

The Third World

16. American Cinema in the 1980s.

Technology and the Marketplace

The Reagan Era

The Mainstream

The Mavericks

17. International Cinema in the 1980s.

Great Britian

Western Europe

U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe

The Third World

Japan

18. American Cinema in the 1990s.

The Hollywood Studios

The Bright Side

Major Filmmakers

The Independent Cinema

19. International Cinema in the 1990s.

Hollywood Uber Alles

Great Britian

Ireland

Continental Europe

Emerging Cinemas

Australia and New Zealand

20. Global Cinema since 2000.

Europe

Islamic Cinema

Hong Kong/China

United States

The Hollywood Studios

Technology and the Marketplace

Major Figures and Trends

Emerging Artists

Glossary

Index

Glossary.

Index.

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