Film History: An Introduction5th Edition
Chapter 1 – The Invention and Early Years of the Cinema, 1180s -1904
Chapter 2 – The International Expansion of the Cinema, 1905 – 1912
Chapter 3 – National Cinemas, Hollywood Classicism, and World War 1, 1913 – 1919
Part Two: The Late Silent Era, 1919-1929
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
Part Three: The Development of Sound Cinema, 1926-1945
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 Cinemas, 1930-1945
Part Four: The Postwar Era, 1945-1960s
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 Cinemas, 1958-1967
Chapter 21 – Documentary and Experimental Cinema in the Post War Era, 1945-Mid 1960s
Part 5: The Contemporary Cinema Since the 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 Cinema 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
Part 6: Cinema in the Age of New Media
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
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