A Short History of Film (Paperback)

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Looks at the history of motion pictures, covering such topics as the invention of the kinetoscope, the introduction of sound, the Hollywood studio system, and the computer-generated images of the presdent day. *Author: Dixon, Wheeler Winston/ Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey *Publication Date: 2008/04/30 *Number of Pages: 439 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 9.75

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Publisher Rutgers Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780813542706
SKU 206851829
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813542707
Release Date 4/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 1T
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Editors Note 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0441
Publisher Rutgers University Press

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