History of Film

History of Film

by Jack C. Ellis

Paperback(3rd ed)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133891805
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 450

Table of Contents

1. Birth and Childhood of a New Art 1895-1914.
Brief Motion-Picture Records of Actuality and of Performances.
Telling Stories Through Staged and Filmed Pantomime.
Telling Stories Through Filmic Means.
The Language of Film.
Increasing Films to Feature Length.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

2. Rise of the American Film 1914-1929.
The First American Epics.
A Tradition of Screen Comedy is Established.
Emerging Patterns of Industry.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

3. Great German Silents 1919-1925.
Predominant Types and Themes.
Principal Technical and Stylistic Advances.
Mirror of the Culture.
Influence on Hollywood.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

4. Art and Dialectic in the Soviet Film 1925-1929.
Historical Setting.
Three Silent Masters.
Montage: Theory and Practice.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

5. Hollywood in the Twenties.
Movies Become Big Business.
Ascendancy of the Director.
Popular Genres.
Sound Arrives.
Postscript.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

6. France 1919-1939: Two Avant-Gardes and a Golden Age.
The First Avant-Garde: Impressionism.
The Second Avant-Garde: Pure Cinema.
The Golden Age of the 1930s.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

7. Hollywood in the Thirties and Early Forties 1929-1945.
The Industry.
Censorship, Self-Regulation, Pressure Groups.
Notable Directors of the 1930s.
EmergentGenres of the 1930s.
Wartime.
A 1940s Genre: Film Noir.
Orson Welles: Boy Genius.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

8. Postwar Italy: Neorealism and Beyond 1945.
Theory and Practice of Neorealism.
Two Major Directors of the Neorealist Era.
Period of Transition: 1952-60.
Emergence of a New Style: Three Directors of the 1960s.
Neo-Neorealism: Three Directors of the 1960s and 1970s.
The 1970s and Beyond: A New Generation of Film Makers.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

9. British Film After the War: Humor, Horror, and Social Criticism 1945.
The Griersonian Documentary Tradition.
Postwar Comedies.
Free Cinema and Social Realist Features.
The Gothic Strain.
Americans Abroad.
State of the Industry.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

10. The French New Wave, Before and After 1954.
Auteurism.
Precursors to the New Wave.
The New Wave Arrives.
New Wave Directors.
New Politics and New Theories of Authorship.
After the New Wave.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

11. Other Western European Cinemas: National Cinemas or Eurofilms? 1945.
Scandinavia.
Germany.
Spain.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

12. Eastern European Cinema: Film Making for the State 1954.
Poland.
Hungary.
Czechoslovakia.
Yugoslavia.
Soviet Union and After.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

13. Japanese Film: A Pictorial Tradition and a Modernist Edge 1951.
The Japanese Style.
Three Japanese Masters.
Other Japanese Film Makers of the Classic Era.
Recent Developments.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

14. Other Asian Film-Making Traditions 1956.
India: Film and National Identity.
China: Three Traditions.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

15. Hollywood in Transition 1945-1962.
Television.
New Screen Processes.
Fall of the Studios/Rise of the Independents.
Internationalization.
Loosened Controls on Content.
Liberalism, Communism, and Anticommunism: The House Un-American Activities Committee and Blacklisting.
Major Genres.
American Directors of the 1950s.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

16. American Re-Emergence 1963-1974.
Popular Genres.
The American New Wave.
Independent Voices.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

17. Recent National Movements 1959.
Latin America.
Africa.
Australia.
Canada.
Iran.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

18. Here and Now: United States 1975.
The Economy and Technology.
Emerging Genres.
Studio Stalwarts.
Independent Voices.
Multicultural Agendas.
Multinationalism.
Films of the Period.
Books on the Period.

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