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A short history of film [electronic resource] / Wheeler Winston Dixon & Gwendolyn Audrey Foster.

By: Dixon, Wheeler W, 1950-.
Contributor(s): Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 441 p., [12] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780813544755 (electronic bk.); 0813544750 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Motion pictures -- History | Motion picture industry -- History | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Film -- Geschichte -- 0 Gesamtdarstellung | Filmindustrie | Film | Film | GeschichteGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Short history of film.DDC classification: 791.43/7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The invention of the movies -- The birth of an American industry -- World cinema: the silent era -- The Hollywood studio system in the 1930s and 1940s -- International cinema through World War II -- Postwar challenges to the movies -- World cinema in the 1950s -- The 1960s explosion -- World cinema 1970 to the present -- The new Hollywood.
Summary: 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 the reader on a fast-paced tour through th.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-409) and index.

The invention of the movies -- The birth of an American industry -- World cinema: the silent era -- The Hollywood studio system in the 1930s and 1940s -- International cinema through World War II -- Postwar challenges to the movies -- World cinema in the 1950s -- The 1960s explosion -- World cinema 1970 to the present -- The new Hollywood.

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 the reader on a fast-paced tour through th.

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