Film History: An Introduction https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073514241.jpeg 4 9780073514246 Written by two of the leading scholars in film studies, Film History: An Introduction 4e 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. Concepts and events are illustrated with frame enlargements taken from the original sources, giving students more realistic points of reference.
Film History: An Introduction

Film History: An Introduction

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By Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell
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ISBN13: 9780073514246
Copyright: 2019
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Film History, 4e

CHAPTER 1: The Invention and Early Years of the Cinema, 1880s - 1904
CHAPTER 2: The International Expansion of the Cinema, 1905 - 1912
CHAPTER 3: National Cinemas, Hollywood Classicism and World War I, 1913 - 1919
CHAPTER 4: France in the 1920s
CHAPTER 5: Germany in the 1920s
CHAPTER 6: Soviet Cinema in the 1920s
CHAPTER 7: The Late Silent Era in Hollywood, 1920 - 1928
CHAPTER 8: International Trends of the 1920s
CHAPTER 9: The Introduction of Sound
CHAPTER 10: The Hollywood Studio System, 1930 - 1945
CHAPTER 11: Other Studio Systems
CHAPTER 12: Cinema and the State: The USSR, Germany, and Italy, 1930 - 1945
CHAPTER 13: France: Poetic Realism, the Popular Front and the Occupation, 1930 - 1945
CHAPTER 14: Leftist, Documentary, and Experimental Cinema, 1930 - 1945
CHAPTER 15: American Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1945 - 1960
CHAPTER 16: Postwar European Cinema: Neorealism and its Context, 1945 - 1959
CHAPTER 17: Postwar European Cinema: France, Scandinavia, and Britain, 1945 - 1959
CHAPTER 18: Postwar Cinema Beyond the West, 1945 - 1959
CHAPTER 19: Art Cinema and the Idea of Authorship
CHAPTER 20: New Waves and Young Cinema, 1958 - 1967
CHAPTER 21: Documentary and Experimental Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1945 - Mid 1960s
CHAPTER 22: Hollywood's Fall and Rise, 1960 - 1980
CHAPTER 23: Politically Critical Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s
CHAPTER 24: Documentary and Experimental Film Since the Late 1960s
CHAPTER 25: New Cinemas and New Developments: Europe and the USSR Since the 1970s
CHAPTER 26: A Developing World: Continental and Subcontinental Cinemas since 1970
CHAPTER 27: Cinema Rising: Pacific Asia and Oceania since 1970
CHAPTER 28: American Cinema and the Entertainment Economy: The 1980s and After
CHAPTER 29: Toward a Global Film Culture
CHAPTER 30: Digital Technology and the Cinema


About the Author

Kristin Thompson

Kristin Thompson is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She holds a master’s degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has published Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible: A Neoformalist Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1981), Exporting Entertainment: America in the World Film Market 1907-1934 (British Film Institute, 1985), Breaking the Glass Armor: Neoformalist Film Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1988), Wooster Proposes, Jeeves Disposes, or, Le Mot Juste(James H. Heineman, 1992), Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Harvard University Press, 1999), Storytelling in Film and Television (Harvard University Press, 2003), Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam University Press, 2005), and The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood (University of California Press, 2007).  She blogs with David at www.davidbordwell.net/blog.  She maintains her own blog, "The Frodo Franchise," at www.kristinthompson.net/blog.  In her spare time she studies Egyptology.

David Bordwell

David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He  holds a master's degree and a doctorate in film from the University of Iowa.  His books include The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University of California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1988), Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema (Harvard University Press, 1989), The Cinema of Eisenstein (Harvard University Press, 1993), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997), Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000), Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging (University of California Press, 2005), The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies (University of California Press, 2006), and The Poetics of Cinema (Routledge, 2008).  He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen.  His we site is www.davidbordwell.net.

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