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An introduction to world cinema

An introduction to world cinema

Author: Aristides Gazetas
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This textbook introduces the history of film as an art form and also looks at film's impact on society and politics. Each era is examined in the context of several exemplary films commonly viewed in film studies courses.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Motion pictures
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aristides Gazetas
ISBN: 9780786439072 0786439076
OCLC Number: 212432577
Description: viii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The invention of motion pictures: 1895-1910 --
Early narratives and the nickelodeons --
D.W. Griffith and cinematic language: 1910-1919 --
UFA and the German studio system: 1919-1925 --
Critical essay: "Caligari" / Siegfried Kracauer --
The impact of D.W. Griffith on Soviet montage: 1919-1925 --
The French avant-garde tradition and surrealism --
Hollywood silent films in the Jazz Age: 1919-1929 --
Hollywood and the sound films of the 1930s --
French cinema of the 1930s --
Critical essay: "The evolution of the language of cinema" / André Bazin --
The Hollywood golden years: 1930-1945 --
Italian neorealist cinema: 1945-1954 --
Critical essay: "Some ideas on the cinema" / Cesare Zavattini --
Hollywood at war and postwar paranoia: 1940-1954 --
Postwar Japanese cinema: 1950-1990 --
Hollywood in transition and decline: 1955-1962 --
Symbolist traditions in the cinema: 1950s-1970s --
The French New Wave, part one: 1957-1968 --
The French New Wave, part two: 1959-1980 --
Critical essay: "L'Année dernière à Marienbad: the narration of narration" / Allen Thiher --
Postwar British new cinema: 1956-1972 --
The Italian cinema of Fellini and Antonioni --
Hollywood revival and the anti-myth era: 1964-1976 --
Critical essay: "Blow-up, swinging London, and the film generation" / Peter Lev --
New Italian cinema of Pasolini and Bertolucci --
New German cinema --
American auteurs: Allen, Altman and Coppola --
Revisiting genre films in the 1980s and 1990s --
Third cinema and post-colonial narratives in Africa, Latin America and Asia --
Critical essay: "From a hybrid place" / Trinh T. Minh-Ha with Judith Mayne --
Revisioning history: contesting colonialism --
Contemporary Canadian filmmakers: 1987-2007 --
Cultural politics: contemporary inquiries into a "war on terrorism."
Responsibility: Aristides Gazetas.
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