Film History An Introduction

Film History  An Introduction
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Author: Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
Pages: 780
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133235429
Release: 2010
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book introduce the history of film as it is presently conceived, written, and taught by its most accomplished scholars. However, this book is not a distillation of everything that is known about film history.

The Historical Film

The Historical Film
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Author: Marcia Landy
Pages: 350
ISBN: 0485300966
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This aims to show how media critics and historians have written about history as portrayed in cinema and television by historical films and documentaries, focusing on what it means to "read" films historically and the colonial experience as shown in post-colonial film.

The New Film History

The New Film History
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Author: J. Chapman,M. Glancy,S. Harper
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780230206229
Release: 2007-04-25
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first major overview of the field of film history in twenty years, this book offers a wide-ranging account of the methods, sources and approaches used by modern film historians. The key areas of research are analysed, alongside detailed case studies centred on well-known American, Australian, British and European films.

Gladiator

Gladiator
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Author: Martin M. Winkler
Pages: 215
ISBN: 1405110422
Release: 2004-05-21
Editor: Blackwell Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the first book to analyze Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator from historical, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. The first systematic analysis of Ridley Scott’s film, Gladiator. Examines the film’s presentation of Roman history and culture. Considers its cinematic origins and traditions. Draws out the film’s modern social and political overtones. Includes relevant ancient sources in translation.

The Routledge Companion to Film History

The Routledge Companion to Film History
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Author: William Guynn
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781136899393
Release: 2010-09-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies. The volume is divided into two parts. The first is a set of eleven essays that approaches film history around the following themes: History of the moving image Film as art and popular culture Production process Evolution of sound Alternative modes: experimental, documentary, animation Cultural difference Film’s relationship to history The second is a critical dictionary that explains concepts, summarizes debates in film studies, defines technical terms, describes major periods and movements, and discusses historical situations and the film industry. The volume as a whole is designed as an active system of cross-references: readers of the essays are referred to dictionary entries (and vice versa) and both provide short bibliographies that encourage readers to investigate topics.

Film History

Film History
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Author: Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
Pages: 780
ISBN: 0071267948
Release: 2010
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written by two of the leading scholars in film studies, Film History: An Introduction is a comprehensive, global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film, from drama and comedy to documentary and experimental. As with the authors' bestselling Film Art: An Introduction (now in its eighth edition), concepts and events are illustrated with frame enlargements taken from the original sources, giving students more realistic points of reference than competing books that rely on publicity stills. The third edition of Film History is thoroughly updated and includes the first comprehensive overviews of the impact of globalization and digital technology on the cinema. Any serious film scholar--professor, undergraduate, or graduate student--will want to read and keep Film History. Visit the authorss blog at http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/

The Old West in Fact and Film

The Old West in Fact and Film
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Author: Jeremy Agnew
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9780786468881
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: McFarland

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Starting with early 1900s Western movies, the narrative follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into the modern plots. The book compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they are portrayed on the silver screen"--

Korean Film

Korean Film
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Author: Ŭng-jun Min,Chin-suk Chu,Jinsook Joo,Han Ju Kwak
Pages: 197
ISBN: 0275958116
Release: 2003
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Establishes contextual and theoretical bases to help the reader understand cultural, political, and socioeconomic aspects of Korean film.

Film History and Memory

Film  History and Memory
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Author: F. McGarry,J. Carlsten,Warren Treadgold
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781137468956
Release: 2015-04-21
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Film, History and Memory broadens the focus from 'history', the study of past events, to 'memory', the processes – individual, generational, collective or state-driven – by which meanings are attached to the past.

East German Cinema

East German Cinema
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Author: S. Heiduschke
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781137322326
Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

East Germany's film monopoly, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft, produced a films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, musicals, and children's films, among others. This book equips scholars with the historical background to understand East German cinema and guides the readers through the DEFA archive via examinations of twelve films.

A Companion to Documentary Film History

A Companion to Documentary Film History
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Author: Joshua Malitsky
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781119116301
Release: 2021-04-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume offers a new and expanded history of the documentary form across a range of times and contexts, featuring original essays by leading historians in the field In a contemporary media culture suffused with competing truth claims, documentary media have become one of the most significant means through which we think in depth about the past. The most rigorous collection of essays on nonfiction film and media history and historiography currently available, A Companion to Documentary Film History offers an in-depth, global examination of central historical issues and approaches in documentary, and of documentary's engagement with historical and contemporary topics, debates, and themes. The Companion's twenty original essays by prominent nonfiction film and media historians challenge prevalent conceptions of what documentary is and was, and explore its growth, development, and function over time. The authors provide fresh insights on the mode's reception, geographies, authorship, multimedia contexts, and movements, and address documentary's many aesthetic, industrial, historiographical, and social dimensions. This authoritative volume: Offers both historical specificity and conceptual flexibility in approaching nonfiction and documentary media Explores documentary's multiple, complex geographic and geopolitical frameworks Covers a diversity of national and historical contexts, including Revolution-era Soviet Union, post-World War Two Canada and Europe, and contemporary China Establishes new connections and interpretive contexts for key individual films and film movements, using new primary sources Interrogates established assumptions about documentary authorship, audiences, and documentary's historical connection to other media practices. A Companion to Documentary Film History is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses covering documentary or nonfiction film and media, an excellent supplement for courses on national or regional media histories, and an important new resource for all film and media studies scholars, particularly those in nonfiction media.

American Film History

American Film History
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Author: Cynthia Lucia,Roy Grundmann,Art Simon
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9781118475003
Release: 2015-06-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry—from the impact of television and CGI to the rise of independent and underground film; from the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements to that of 9/11. Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by established film scholars, combining broad historical, social, and political contexts with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, the Batman films, and selected avant-garde and documentary films, among many others. Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies, for both general and specialized courses, will be available online. May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days through the new millennium

Cinema by Design

Cinema by Design
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Author: Lucy Fischer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780231544221
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Art Nouveau thrived from the late 1890s through the First World War. The international design movement reveled in curvilinear forms and both playful and macabre visions and had a deep impact on cinematic art direction, costuming, gender representation, genre, and theme. Though historians have long dismissed Art Nouveau as a decadent cultural mode, its tremendous afterlife in cinema proves otherwise. In Cinema by Design, Lucy Fischer traces Art Nouveau's long history in films from various decades and global locales, appreciating the movement's enduring avant-garde aesthetics and dynamic ideology. Fischer begins with the portrayal of women and nature in the magical "trick films" of the Spanish director Segundo de Chomón; the elite dress and décor design choices in Cecil B. DeMille's The Affairs of Anatol (1921); and the mise-en-scène of fantasy in Raoul Walsh's The Thief of Bagdad (1924). Reading Salome (1923), Fischer shows how the cinema offered an engaging frame for adapting the risqué works of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley. Moving to the modern era, Fischer focuses on a series of dramatic films, including Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (1975), that make creative use of the architecture of Antoni Gaudí; and several European works of horror—The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Deep Red (1975), and The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013)—in which Art Nouveau architecture and narrative supply unique resonances in scenes of terror. In later chapters, she examines films like Klimt (2006) that portray the style in relation to the art world and ends by discussing the Art Nouveau revival in 1960s cinema. Fischer's analysis brings into focus the partnership between Art Nouveau's fascination with the illogical and the unconventional and filmmakers' desire to upend viewers' perception of the world. Her work explains why an art movement embedded in modernist sensibilities can flourish in contemporary film through its visions of nature, gender, sexuality, and the exotic.

Engaging Film Criticism

Engaging Film Criticism
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Author: Walter Metz
Pages: 226
ISBN: 0820474037
Release: 2004
Editor: Peter Lang

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Engaging Film Criticism examines recent American cinema in relationship to its «imaginative intertexts», films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film True Lies with the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy Wild, Wild West with Buster Keaton's silent feature The General. Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of criticism, Engaging Film Criticism suggests that today's Hollywood cinema is every bit as worthy of study as the classics.

Bold Daring Shocking True

 Bold  Daring  Shocking  True
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Author: Eric Schaefer
Pages: 474
ISBN: 0822323745
Release: 1999
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A social and cultural history of exploitation films, which were produced on the fringes of Hollywood and often dealt with subjects forbidden by the Production Code.

History on Film film on History

History on Film film on History
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Author: Robert A. Rosenstone
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0582505844
Release: 2006
Editor: Pearson Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fictional films tell true historical stories... Film and History is a compelling and unique overview of the cinema and its relationship with history, ranging from the ancient world to the modern day. This is the first book of its kind to offer such a broad historical and theoretical portrayal of the rapidly-growing sub field of history and film. Rosenstone introduces the varieties, types and traditions of historical films made worldwide and sets this against the changing ways in which historians and other public critics debate the portrayal of history in modern film.

A World of Movies

A World of Movies
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Author: Richard Lawton,Hugo Leckey
Pages: 383
ISBN: UOM:39015061161470
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Movie stills and publicity shots depict the great stars and films of the silent era and of talkies.

Research Guide to Film History

Research Guide to Film History
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Author: Arthur F. McClure
Pages: 90
ISBN: UCSC:32106006875881
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown

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Film History

Film History
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105115063443
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

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The Film Industry in Argentina

The Film Industry in Argentina
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Author: Jorge Finkielman
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780786416288
Release: 2003-12-24
Editor: McFarland

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argentina fell in love with movies as soon as they were first exhibited in 1896. Even before World War I, Argentina was one of the biggest film markets in the world and continues to be a major film market today. This history of the Argentine film industry--starting with the earliest film exhibitions in 1897--covers film music, broadcasting, the introduction of film with sound, the impact of the American film industry on the Argentine, the industrialization of Argentine film, Hollywood films in Spanish, the tango in film and local stars. Reference material includes filmographic information and reviews from numerous publications. Photographs offer a look at film stills, promotions, and the people involved in the industry, and an index provides quick access to names and titles.