american film history

Book Title : American Film History
Author : Cynthia Lucia
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2015-06-25
Pages : 520
ISBN : 9781118475003
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry—from the impact of television and CGI to the rise of independent and underground film; from the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements to that of 9/11. Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by established film scholars, combining broad historical, social, and political contexts with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, the Batman films, and selected avant-garde and documentary films, among many others. Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies, for both general and specialized courses, will be available online. May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days through the new millennium

Book Title : Aspects of American Film History Prior to 1920
Author : Anthony Slide
Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Release Date : 1978
Pages : 161
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003299497
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : American History American Film
Author : John E. O'Connor
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2016-10-06
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781474281904
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In this pioneering work, sixteen historians analyse individual films for deeper insight into US institutions, values and lifestyles. Linking all of the essays is the belief that film holds much of value for the historian seeking to understand and interpret American history and culture. This title will be equally valuable for students and scholars in history using film for analysis as well as film students and scholars exploring the way social and historical circumstances are reflected and represented in film.

Book Title : History of the American Film Industry from Its Beginnings to 1931
Author : Benjamin Bowles Hampton
Publisher :
Release Date : 1970
Pages : 456
ISBN : UCSC:32106007384065
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Schreiber Theory
Author : David Kipen
Publisher : Melville House Pub
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 172
ISBN : UVA:X030007001
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In an edgy and funny manifesto, critic David Kipen contradicts the old film school theory - the auteur theory - that gives all the credit to the director. Instead, in honour of the mother tongue of America's first screenwriters', Kipen uses the Yiddish word for 'writer' to coin The Schreiber Theory, which decrees that knowing who wrote a movie is often a far better guide to knowing whether the movie will be any good or not.'

Book Title : The Complete History of American Film Criticism
Author : Jerry Roberts
Publisher : Santa Monica Press
Release Date : 2010-02-01
Pages : 480
ISBN : 9781595809438
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The Complete History of American Film Criticism is a chronicle of the lives and work of the most influential film critics of the past 100 years. From the first movie review in the New York Times in 1896 through the Silent Era, the pre- and postwar years, the Film Generation of the 1960s, the Golden Age of the 1970s, and into the 21st century, critics have educated generations of discriminating moviegoers on the differences between good films and bad. They call attention to great directors, cinematographers, production designers, screenwriters, and actors, and shed light on their artistic visions and storytelling sensibilities. People interested in what the great film critics had to say have usually been shortchanged as to their backgrounds, and just why they are qualified to sit in judgment. Using mini-biographies, placed within a chronological framework, The Complete History of American Film Criticism is the biography of a profession whose cultural impact has left an indelible mark on the 20th century’s most significant art form.

Book Title : Engaging Film Criticism
Author : Walter Metz
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0820474037
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Engaging Film Criticism examines recent American cinema in relationship to its «imaginative intertexts», films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film True Lies with the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy Wild, Wild West with Buster Keaton's silent feature The General. Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of criticism, Engaging Film Criticism suggests that today's Hollywood cinema is every bit as worthy of study as the classics.

Book Title : The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry
Author : Anthony Slide
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-02-25
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781135925611
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Book Title : American Film
Author : Jon Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2007-11-07
Pages : 484
ISBN : 9780393979220
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A beautiful book and a brisk read, American Film is the most enjoyable and interesting overview of the history of American filmmaking available. Focused on aspects of the film business that are of perennial interest to undergraduates, this book will engage students from beginning to end.

Book Title : Hollywood and the American Historical Film
Author : J.E. Smyth
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date : 2012-01-17
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780230357891
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present. The book offers a fresh assessment of studio era historical filmmaking and its legacy across a range of genres.