A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1971
ISBN: 9780672535949
Category: Motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Movies Book Excerpt:

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.

A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Movies Book Excerpt:

B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from 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 of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
Author: Emilie Bickerton
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1781689636
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An unique account of cinema's most influential journal. Cahiers du Cinéma was the single most influential project in the history of film. Founded in 1951, it was responsible for establishing film as the 'seventh art,' equal to literature, painting or music, and it revolutionized film-making and writing. Its contributors would put their words into action: the likes of Godard, Truffaut, Rivette, Rohmer were to become some of the greatest directors of the age, their films part of the internationally celebrated nouvelle vague. In this authoritative new history, Emilie Bickerton explores the evolution and impact of Cahiers du Cinéma, from its early years, to its late-sixties radicalization, its internationalization, and its response to the television age of the seventies and eighties. Showing how the story of Cahiers continues to resonate with critics, practitioners and the film-going public, A Short History of Cahiers du Cinéma is a testimony to the extraordinary legacy and archive these 'collected pages of a notebook' have provided for the world of cinema.

SHORT HISTORY OF JAPANESE WESTERN MOVIES

SHORT HISTORY OF JAPANESE WESTERN MOVIES
Author: Teruaki Georges SUMIOKA, Ph.D.
Publsiher: office SUMIOKA publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SHORT HISTORY OF JAPANESE WESTERN MOVIES Book Excerpt:

Although Japan is not the West of the US, Japan has a similar frontier called Ura-kaido (the back society) for the outcasts and the outlaws inside it. Setting the story in it, many sentimental and nostalgic historical/modern drama had been made. These depicted the spirit, the struggle and demise of Ura-kaido as well as American Western. After WW II, historical drama was at the peak although the most was just a detective story with Chambara (sword fighting). Instead, Nikkatsu Adolescent-Drama / Stateless-Action, Kurosawa and ZATO-ICHI adopted the American Western and got popular in the 1960s. These were exported to France and Italy and they made Nouvelle Vague and Spaghetti Western. After that, Japanese theaters felt and were filled with the Ninkyo (anachronistic Yakuza) movies complaining the people’s morality while the TV sent a lot of the didactic detective Jidai-geki. Furthermore, films began to depict the real histories of the modern Yakuza by the support of the real Yakuza and TV Jidai-geki got absurd imitating the notorious later Spaghetti Western in the 1970s and 80s. However, in the 1990s, the relation with Yakuza got fell out of favor and bizarre Jidai-geki got tired. In the recent years, not only the Yakuza movie but also the TV Jidai-geki is not made any more. Japanese in modern times cannot understand the morality and mentality of Jidai-geki. However, a new genre of loan shark stories comes in fashion where the hero solves the problem of the outcasts of the modern economic life with knowledge of laws and a shrewd con-game, not more with a sword and a gun.

A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN: 9780813595122
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Film Book Excerpt:

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.

Suspense and Resolution in the Films of D W Griffith

Suspense and Resolution in the Films of D W  Griffith
Author: George Pavlou
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN: 1527523993
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suspense and Resolution in the Films of D W Griffith Book Excerpt:

This book offers a significant and original contribution to studies on D.W. Griffith and film, through a systematic analysis of the director’s chase scenes, which create suspense and resolution in his films. The predominance of the emphasis of building suspense differs in the various stages of his chase scenes. The primary source of material discussed here is Griffith’s films after 1913 when he left the Biograph Company. Griffith’s post-Biograph films are more complete and representative of his techniques than his earlier films, which were subject to financial constraints while he was still innovating and developing his cinematic techniques. Most of his films used in this analysis were provided by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The purpose of this study is to determine a definition of a Griffithian chase scene in terms of his editing techniques. Categories are established, defining specific tools. This is done by determining and documenting consistencies, comparisons, and specific patterns occurring in his chase scenes that generally do not occur in his general editing. Griffith’s basic mechanics in editing are filmic time and space, parallel action, referential crosscutting, and decomposition. A major finding in this book is that Griffith’s chase scenes are the most important part of his films in terms of suspense and resolution. His chase scenes are complex, unique and sometimes even unpredictable. As such, this is an important new work on D.W. Griffith, and will be of interest to scholars and others interested in both the director and film, and will also be an asset to libraries and bookstores.

The Movies

The Movies
Author: Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 724
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All About the Movies

All About the Movies
Author: Maurice Rapf
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN: 1461706394
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All About the Movies Book Excerpt:

Movies are a passion shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. Maurice Rapf, the first director of the Film Studies Program at Dartmouth College, recognizes that most people who profess a love of the movies have not spent much time learning about them. He has written this text as an attempt to fill in some of the information that movie-lovers should have but usually don't. The information contained in the book has been gleaned from courses that he has taught at Dartmouth over the past thirty years. From 30 years of experience, Rapf assembles the essential information every movie lover should know. It begins with a brief history, followed by a description of the movie-making process, broken down into five components—literary, administrative, shooting, editing and post-production, and marketing. Drawing from his own experience as a magazine film critic, Rapf then outlines how critics work and how studios woo their favor. He also touches on some of the forms movies have taken—as animation, documentary, avant-garde, and as promotion and education. Not to be read as an all-inclusive guide, this work can be seen instead as a launching-point for a deeper appreciation of the movies.

Black and White Cinema

Black and White Cinema
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 0813572436
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black and White Cinema Book Excerpt:

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.

A Short History of Film Third Edition

A Short History of Film  Third Edition
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN: 0813595142
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Film Third Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History
Author: Daniel Biltereyst,Richard Maltby,Philippe Meers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 1317353951
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and traveling exhibitions to the multiplexes of today. Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the study of new cinema history examines the circulation and consumption of cinema, the political and legal structures that underpinned its activities, the place that it occupied in the lives of its audiences and the traces that it left in their memories. Using a broad range of methods from the statistical analyses of box office economics to ethnography, oral history, and memory studies, this approach has brought about an undisputable change in how we study cinema, and the questions we ask about its history. This companion examines the place, space, and practices of film exhibition and programming; the questions of gender and ethnicity within the cinematic experience; and the ways in which audiences gave meaning to cinemagoing practices, specific films, stars, and venues, and its operation as a site of social and cultural exchange from Detroit and Laredo to Bandung and Chennai. Contributors demonstrate how the digitization of source materials and the use of digital research tools have enabled them to map previously unexplored aspects of cinema’s business and social history and undertake comparative analysis of the diversity of the social experience of cinema across regional, national, and continental boundaries. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History enlarges and refines our understanding of cinema’s place in the social history of the twentieth century.

A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN: 0813560578
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Film Book Excerpt:

A Short History of Film, Second Edition, provides a concise and accurate overview of the history of world cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from 1896 through 2012. Accompanied by more than 250 rare color and black-and-white stills—including many from recent films—the new edition is unmatched in its panoramic view, conveying a sense of cinema's sweep in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as it is practiced in the United States and around the world. Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster present new and amended coverage of the industry in addition to updating the birth and death dates and final works of notable directors. Their expanded focus on key films brings the book firmly into the digital era and chronicles the death of film as a production medium. The book takes readers 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. It details 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. Attention is given to small independent efforts in developing nations and the more personal independent film movement that briefly flourished in the United States, the significant filmmakers of all nations, and the effects of censorship and regulation on production everywhere. In addition, the authors incorporate the stories of women and other minority filmmakers who have often been overlooked in other texts. Engaging and accessible, this is the best one-stop source for the history of world film available for students, teachers, and general audiences alike.

Muscles in the Movies

Muscles in the Movies
Author: John D. Fair,David L. Chapman
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN: 0826274501
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muscles in the Movies Book Excerpt:

John Fair and David Chapman tell the story of how film-makers use and manipulate the appearance and performances of muscular men and women to enhance the appeal of their productions. The authors show how this practice, deeply rooted in western epistemological traditions, evolved from the art of photography through magic lantern and stage shows into the motion picture industry, arguing that the sight of muscles in action induced a higher degree of viewer entertainment. From Eugen Sandow to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, muscular actors appear capable of performing the miraculous, and with the aid of stuntmen and filming contrivances, they do. By such means, muscles are used to perfect the art of illusion, inherent in movie-making from its earliest days.

The American Poet at the Movies

The American Poet at the Movies
Author: Laurence Goldstein
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780472083183
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Poet at the Movies Book Excerpt:

A timely and engaging exploration of cinema's influence on verse--a treat for poetry lovers and film buffs alike

A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema 1930 1980

A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema  1930 1980
Author: Robert B. Ray
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 0691216169
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema 1930 1980 Book Excerpt:

Robert B. Ray examines the ideology of the most enduringly popular cinema in the world--the Hollywood movie. Aided by 364 frame enlargements, he describes the development of that historically overdetermined form, giving close readings of five typical instances: Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver. Like the heroes of these movies, American filmmaking has avoided commitment, in both plot and technique. Instead of choosing left or right, avant-garde or tradition, American cinema tries to have it both ways. Although Hollywood's commercial success has led the world audience to equate the American cinema with film itself, Hollywood filmmaking is a particular strategy designed to respond to specific historical situations. As an art restricted in theoretical scope but rich in individual variations, the American cinema poses the most interesting question of popular culture: Do dissident forms have any chance of remaining free of a mass medium seeking to co-opt them?

Vampires in the Movies

Vampires in the Movies
Author: Adam Woog
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1601522118
Category: Vampire films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires in the Movies Book Excerpt:

Vampire movies have a long and rich history, from what was probably the first one (in 1896), through the classics of the early-twentieth century (Nosferatu, Bela Lugosi's version of Dracula), and on to the present-day mania for Twilight and other modern takes. In between there have been hundreds of versions and variations, including American Sign Language vampires, comedies, space vampires, and much more. This book explores the lore of vampire films, why they remain perennially popular with audiences, and themes that run through the history of these cinematic bloodsuckers.

The Cinema of Isolation

The Cinema of Isolation
Author: Martin F. Norden
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780813521046
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Isolation Book Excerpt:

Filmmakers have often encouraged us to regard people with physical disabilities in terms of pity, awe, humor, or fearas "Others" who somehow deserve to be isolated from the rest of society. In this first history of the portrayal of physical disability in the movies, Martin Norden examines hundreds of Hollywood movies (and notable international ones), finds their place within mainstream society, and uncovers the movie industry's practices for maintaining the status quokeeping people with disabilities dependent and "in their place." Norden offers a dazzling array of physically disabled characters who embody or break out of the stereotypes that have both influenced and been symptomatic of societys fluctuating relationship with its physically disabled minority. He shows us "sweet innocents" like Tiny Tim, "obsessive avengers" like Quasimodo, variations on the disabled veteran, and many others. He observes the arrival of a new set of stereotypes tied to the growth of science and technology in the 1970s and 1980s, and underscores movies like My Left Foot and The Waterdance that display a newfound sensitivity. Nordens in-depth knowledge of disability history makes for a particularly intelligent and sensitive approach to this long-overlooked issue in media studies.

History of the Mass Media in the United States

History of the Mass Media in the United States
Author: Margaret A. Blanchard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 1135917426
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Mass Media in the United States Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The History of American Literature on Film

The History of American Literature on Film
Author: Thomas Leitch
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN: 1628923725
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of American Literature on Film Book Excerpt:

From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.