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History of Film, A, 7th edition

  • Virginia Wright Wexman
History of Film, A

ISBN-13: 9780205625284

Includes: Paperback

7th edition

Published by Pearson (February 11th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

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Overview

Substantially revised for the Seventh Edition, A History of Film is a comprehensive international survey of film from its beginnings to the present.

This book highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Seventh Edition incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book’s focus and update its coverage.

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
  • Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period
  • 2. Rise of the American Film * 1914–1919
  • The First American Epics
  • A Tradition of Screen Comedy Is Established
  • Emerging Patterns of Industry
  • Films of the Period
  • Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period
  • 3. Great German Silents * 1919–1928
  • Predominant Types and Themes
  • Principal Technical and Stylistic Advances
  • Influence on Hollywood
  • Films of the Period
  • Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period
  • 4. Art and Dialectic in the Soviet Film * 1925–1929
  • Historical Setting
  • Beginnings
  • Three Silent Masters
  • Montage: Theory and Practice
  • Films of the Period
  • Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period
  • 5. Hollywood in the Twenties * 1919–1929
  • Movies Become Big Business
  • Ascendancy of the Director
  • Popular Genres
  • Sound Arrives
  • Films of the Period
  • Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period
  • 6. France in the Twenties and Thirties * 1919–1939
  • The First Avant-Garde: Impressionism
  • The Second Avant-Garde: Pure Cinema
  • The Golden Age of the 1930s
  • Films of the Period
  • Political and Cultural Milestones of the Period
  • 7. Hollywood in the Thirties and Early Forties * 1929–1945
  • The Industry
  • Censorship, Self-Regulation, and Pressure Groups

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