A History of Narrative Film / Edition 3

A History of Narrative Film / Edition 3

by David A. Cook
     
 

Suitable as both a reference and a teaching text, this volume integrates film history and aesthetics with an analysis of the technological, social, and economic contexts of world cinema. It concentrates on narrative film, excluding documentary cinema, animated cinema, and the experimental avant-garde. The fourth edition features a new chapter on computer generated… See more details below

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Suitable as both a reference and a teaching text, this volume integrates film history and aesthetics with an analysis of the technological, social, and economic contexts of world cinema. It concentrates on narrative film, excluding documentary cinema, animated cinema, and the experimental avant-garde. The fourth edition features a new chapter on computer generated imaging as well as a new section of plates illustrating the development of color film technologies. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393969399
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
A Note on Method
A Note on Supplementary Material
A Note on Dates, Titles, and Stills
1Origins1
2International Expansion, 1907-191832
3D. W. Griffith and the Development of Narrative Form59
4German Cinema of the Weimar Period, 1919-1929102
5Soviet Silent Cinema and the Theory of Montage, 1917-1931130
6Hollywood in the Twenties196
7The Coming of Sound and Color, 1926-1935239
8The Sound Film and the American Studio System274
9Europe in the Thirties347
10Orson Welles and the Modern Sound Film392
11Wartime and Postwar Cinema: Italy and The United States, 1940-1951421
12Hollywood, 1952-1965461
13The French New Wave and Its Native Context516
14New Cinemas in Britain and the English-Speaking Commonwealth568
15European Renaissance: West607
16European Renaissance: East682
17The Former Soviet Union, 1945-Present781
18Wind from the East: Japan, India, and China828
19Third World Cinema877
20Hollywood, 1965-Present919
Glossary959
Selective Bibliography979
Index1055

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