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Overview

Sophisticated in its analytical content, current and comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of film and filmmaking, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, A History of Narrative Film is widely acknowledged to be the definitive text in the field.
The Fourth Edition adds an entire chapter on computer-generated imaging, updates filmographies for nearly all living directors mentioned in the text, and includes major new sections that both revisit old content and introduce contemporary trends and movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393978681
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1120
  • Sales rank: 141,136
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
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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