A Short History of the Movies / Edition 7

A Short History of the Movies / Edition 7

by Gerald Mast, Bruce Kawin, Bruce F. Kawin
     
 

B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940sSee more details below

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B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205296859
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/07/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

1Introductory Assumptions1
2Birth9
Persistence of Vision9
Photography11
Thomas Edison14
Projection18
The First Films23
3Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion27
Narrative30
Business Wars42
The Film d'Art46
4Griffith48
Apprenticeship48
The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance62
1917-193172
5The Comics: Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts80
Krazy Keystones80
Charlie85
6Movie Czars and Movie Stars95
Stars Over Hollywood95
The Emperors and Their Rule98
Morality103
Films and Filmmakers, 1910-1928106
The Comics121
Hollywood and the Jazz Age130
7The German Golden Age135
Fantasy137
Psychology145
The End of an Era151
8Soviet Montage157
Sergei M. Eisenstein161
Vsevolod I. Pudovkin170
Dovzhenko, Vertov, and Others178
9Sound185
Problems189
Solutions191
10France Between the Wars198
Rene Clair207
Jean Renoir211
Vigo, Carne, and Prevert217
11The American Studio Years: 1930-1945224
Film Cycles and Cinematic Conventions227
The Comics235
Von Sternberg, Ford, Hawks, Hitchcock, Welles247
12Hollywood in Transition: 1946-1965275
Films in the Transitional Era287
Surfaces and Subversion303
Finding the Audience315
13Neorealisms and New Waves318
Italian Neorealism319
Fellini, Antonioni, and Others326
France - Postwar Classicism342
1959 and After352
The French (and Italian) Revolution373
14Emerging National Traditions 1: The 1950s and 60s375
Sweden375
England: From Masterpiece Theatre to Social Realism to Masterpiece Theatre385
Czech Renaissance and Polish Solidarity398
Cinemas East407
15Hollywood Renaissance: 1964-1976434
The New American Auteurs443
The Independent American Cinema465
16Emerging National Traditions 2: The 1970s and 80s474
Das Neue Kino474
Third World Cinemas486
Up from Down Under, Down from Up Above497
The New Internationalism502
17The Return of the Myths: 1977-511
Emerging Directors520
It's A Wonderful Deal550
Movies in the Age of Video556
The Look of the Future562
Appendix: For Further Reading and Viewing566
Distributors622
Acknowledgments624
Glossary627
Index645

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