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Author: Gerald Mast
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: PSU:000058291207
Book Pages: 772
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The ninth edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition scrupulously accurate in its details, up-to-date, free of jargon that has made it the most widely adopted textbook for college courses in film history, and now includes a fresh look at "Persistence of Vision" and a new chapter on digital cinema. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, to 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 and living rooms of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.


Author: Gerald Mast
Genre: Motion pictures
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
ISBN: 0672637197
Book Pages: 575
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi


Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Genre: Business & Economics
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813595160
Book Pages: 524
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema—especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers—an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.


Author: Gerald Mast
Genre: Motion pictures
Publisher:
ISBN: 0672635941
Book Pages: 463
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi


Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813544750
Book Pages: 492
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conveniently sized, and affordable volume. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the 1880s to the present. More than 250 rare stills and illustrations accompany the text, bringing readers face to face with many of the key players and films that have marked the industry. Beginning with precursors of what we call moving pictures, Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster lead a fast-paced tour through the invention of the kinetoscope, the introduction of sound and color between the two world wars, and ultimately the computer generated imagery of the present day. They detail significant periods in world cinema, including the early major industries in Europe, the dominance of the Hollywood studio system in the 1930s and 1940s, and the French New Wave of the 1960s. Special attention is also given to small independent efforts in developing nations and the corresponding more personal independent film movement that briefly flourished in the United States, the significant filmmakers of all nations, censorship and regulation and how they have affected production everywhere, and a wide range of studios and genres. Along the way, the authors take great care to incorporate the stories of women and other minority filmmakers who have often been overlooked in other texts. Compact and easily readable, this is the best one-stop source for the history of world film available to students, teachers, and general audiences alike.


Author: Gerald Mast
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018317227
Book Pages: 724
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Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813572437
Book Pages: 240
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the glossy monochrome of the classic Hollywood romance, to the gritty greyscale of the gangster picture, to film noir’s moody interplay of light and shadow, black-and-white cinematography has been used to create a remarkably wide array of tones. Yet today, with black-and-white film stock nearly impossible to find, these cinematographic techniques are virtually extinct, and filmgoers’ appreciation of them is similarly waning. Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider the use of black-and-white as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Acclaimed film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, discussing the signature styles and technical innovations of award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Gregg Toland, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist. Giving us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Dixon also reveals the creative teams—from lighting technicians to matte painters—whose work profoundly shaped the look of black-and-white cinema. More than just a study of film history, this book is a rallying cry, meant to inspire a love for the artistry of black-and-white film, so that we might work to preserve this important part of our cinematic heritage. Lavishly illustrated with more than forty on-the-set stills, Black and White Cinema provides a vivid and illuminating look at a creatively vital era.


Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher:
ISBN: 0813560551
Book Pages: 449
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"Provides a concise and accurate overview of world cinema"--P. [4] of cover.


Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319471846
Book Pages: 98
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A Brief History of Comic Book Movies traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part of the mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well as younger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the past and present, exploring how these films shaped American culture from the post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.


Author: Marilyn Fabe
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520279971
Book Pages: 312
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch"--Page [4] of cover.