The History of Cinema

Written By Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
The History of Cinema
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 07 November 2017
  • ISBN : 0198701772
  • Pages : 144 pages
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Download or read book entitled The History of Cinema by author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith which was release on 07 November 2017 and published by Oxford University Press with total page 144 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience for people the world over. Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and over the years has seen smaller wars, revolutions, and profound social changes. Its history reflects this changing landscape, and, more than any other art form, developments in technology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to color, and considers its genres from intellectual art house to mass market entertainment. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introduction series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The History of Cinema

The History of Cinema
  • Author : Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience ...

A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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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 ...

The History of Italian Cinema

The History of Italian Cinema
  • Author : Gian Piero Brunetta
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 385
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Discusses renowned masters including Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini, as well as directors lesser known outside Italy like Dino Risi and Ettore Scola. The author examines overlooked Italian genre films such as horror movies, comedies, and Westerns, and he also devotes attention to neglected periods like the Fascist era. He ...

The History of Cinema for Beginners

The History of Cinema for Beginners
  • Author : Jarek Kupsc
  • Publisher : Writers & Readers
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 379
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : An overview of international narrative film celebrates one hundred years of the medium, including Soviet montage, Italian neorealism, and French new wave, as well as comprehensive coverage of American genre film....

On the History of Film Style

On the History of Film Style
  • Author : David Bordwell,Professor David Bordwell
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Bordwell shows how film scholars have attempted to explain stylistic continuity and change in film, and in the process celebrates a century of cinema. He considers the earliest filmmaking, the accomplishments of the silent era, the development of Hollywood, and the strides taken by European and Asian cinema in recent ...

The Oxford History of World Cinema

The Oxford History of World Cinema
  • Author : Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 824
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Featuring nearly three thousand film stills, production shots, and other illustrations, an authoritative history of the cinema traces the development of the medium, its filmmakers and stars, and the evolution of national cinemas around the world...

A World History of Film

A World History of Film
  • Author : Robert Sklar
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Art History
  • Release Date : 2002-01
  • Total pages : 600
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : 'A World History of Film' presents the entire history of motion pictures, from pre-cinema to the present. Providing a complete analysis of the principal films, directors, and national cinemas, it supplies a thorough grounding in the social, economic, and political circumstances critical to an understanding of film as both art ...

A Concise History of the Origins of Cinema

A Concise History of the Origins of Cinema
  • Author : Chris J Mitchell
  • Publisher : Chris J Mitchell
  • Release Date : 2014-03-24
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : This book provides a short and concise overview of the vastly complex history of the origins of cinema. From the very first zoetropes and magic lanterns, to the first motion capture film cameras. Covering the key individuals involved in the creation of cinema, such as, Albertus Magnus, Eadweard Muybridge, Louis ...

A History of Pre cinema

A History of Pre cinema
  • Author : Stephen Herbert
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 1056
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Covers: Movement in two dimensions....

British Historical Cinema

British Historical Cinema
  • Author : Claire Monk,Amy Sargeant
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 269
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Exploring the ways in which British films represent the past, the contributors to this study ask whose history is being represented. With reference to various films they examine issues of authenticity, nationalism, race, class, colonialism & gender....

Cinema MD

Cinema  MD
  • Author : Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Cinema, MD follows the intersection of medicine and film and how filmmakers wrote a history of medicine over time, analyzing not only changing practices, changing morals, and changing expectations but also medical stereotypes, medical activism, and violations of patients' integrity and autonomy. Examining over 400 films with medical themes over a ...

A Short History of Film Third Edition

A Short History of Film  Third Edition
  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Total pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : 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 ...

History of Film

History of Film
  • Author : David Parkinson
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 1996-01
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : This is an analysis of what has been called the seventh art. It traces the development of film from its scientific origins through to cinema today, covering the key elements and players that have contributed to its artistic and technical development....

Screening the Past

Screening the Past
  • Author : Tony Barta
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 279
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : Historians and filmmakers explore how and why history is portrayed on film....

A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
  • Author : Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 772
  • ISBN : 0198701772
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Summary : 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 ...