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A Short History of the Movies, 10/eis perfect for anyone with an interest in the worldwide development of film. Recent industry developments and new films and filmmakers represent an accurate updating of a classic. The Tenth Edition includes treatment of more women filmmakers, independent filmmakers, and filmmakers of color than comparable books. Evaluations of great works from such directors as Rossellini, Scorsese, Berman, Hitchcock, and more illuminate conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking.
The Tenth Edition ofA Short History of the Moviescontinues 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. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the "Hollywood Renaissance" of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and technology appearing in multiplexes and living rooms of today. This new edition, wich as been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.
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Bruce F. Kawin, Gerald Mast
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1. Introductory Assumptions. For Further Reading and Viewing. 2. Birth. Frames per second. Pictures on Film. Speed. Flicker and the Continuous Signal. Persistence of Vision and Other Phenomena. Seeing with the Brain. Visual Masking and Retinal Retention. Early Observations. Separating and Integrating Frames. The Phi Phenomenon and Beta Movement. Short-Range Apparent Motion. Constructing Continuity. Scientific Toys. Emile Reynaud. Photography. Muybridge and Marey. Thomas Edison. W. K L. Dickson and William Heise. Early Cameras and Films. The Kinetoscope. A Sound Film and Studio. Projection. The Magic Lantern. The Loop and Other Solutions. The Lumiere Brothers. R.W. Paul. The Vitascope. The First Films. For Further Reading and Viewing. 3. Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion. Early Companies. Narrative. George Melies. Cohl and Others. Edwin S. Porter. From Brighton to Biograph. Business Wars. The Film d Art. For Further Reading and Viewing. 4. Griffith. Apprenticeship. Biograph: The One-Reelers. Two Reels and Up. The Birth of a Nation. Intolerance. 1917-31. Broken Blossoms and Way Down East. The Struggle. For Further Reading and Viewing. 5. Mack Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts. Krazy Keystones. Charlie. For Further Reading and Viewing. 6. Movie Czars and Movie Stars. Stars over Hollywood. The First Stars. California, Here We Come. The Emperors and Their Rule. Major Studios. Movie Palaces. Morality. Sermons and Scandals. The Hays Office. Films and Filmmakers, 1910-28. Thomas Ince. Douglas Fairbanks. DeMille and von Stroheim