A History of Narrative Film / Edition 3

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David A. Cook's "A History of Narrative Film" has established itself as a leader in its field. Throughout, it integrates film history and aesthetics with an astute analysis of the technological, social, and economic context of world cinema. The Third Edition has been revised to include new and significant scholarship on early cinema and to feature the latest developments in contemporary film around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393969399
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 196

Meet the Author

David A. Cook (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Emory University, where he has taught since 1973. He has also published Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Era of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970–1979 as part of the celebrated multivolume History of American Cinema series.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
A Note on Method
A Note on Supplementary Material
A Note on Dates, Titles, and Stills
1 Origins 1
2 International Expansion, 1907-1918 32
3 D. W. Griffith and the Development of Narrative Form 59
4 German Cinema of the Weimar Period, 1919-1929 102
5 Soviet Silent Cinema and the Theory of Montage, 1917-1931 130
6 Hollywood in the Twenties 196
7 The Coming of Sound and Color, 1926-1935 239
8 The Sound Film and the American Studio System 274
9 Europe in the Thirties 347
10 Orson Welles and the Modern Sound Film 392
11 Wartime and Postwar Cinema: Italy and The United States, 1940-1951 421
12 Hollywood, 1952-1965 461
13 The French New Wave and Its Native Context 516
14 New Cinemas in Britain and the English-Speaking Commonwealth 568
15 European Renaissance: West 607
16 European Renaissance: East 682
17 The Former Soviet Union, 1945-Present 781
18 Wind from the East: Japan, India, and China 828
19 Third World Cinema 877
20 Hollywood, 1965-Present 919
Glossary 959
Selective Bibliography 979
Index 1055
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