Turning Points In Film History (Google eBook)

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Citadel Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 261 pages
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Film expert and author Andrew J. Rausch presents the 32 most pivotal moments in the history of the medium that changed the way movies were produced. Accompanied with insights from noted film historians and filmmakers, Rausch's essays analyze the significance of each influential event, industry pioneer, and technological breakthrough--from Thomas Edison's Kinescopes to computer-generated imagery:
- Georges Melies' introduction of narrative story in A Trip to the Moon
- D.W. Griffith's first landmark motion picture, The Birth of a Nation
- French Impressionism, German Expressionism, and Sergei Eisenstein's montage techniques
- The establishment of the Academy Awards
- Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs--the first feature-length animated film
- The innovative camerawork and non-linear storyline of Orson Welles's Citizen Kane
- The dark side of America--Film Noir
- French New Wave
- The creation of the ratings system under MPAA President Jack Valenti
- The Blaxploitation Movement
- "Realist" filmmakers from Hollywood's New Wave
- The impact of Home Video
- Jaws, Star Wars, and the birth of the modern blockbuster
- Pixar's Toy Story--the first fully computer animated film
- Includes a timeline and two sidebars per chapter.
  

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Contents

The Birth of Film
1
Georges Melies and the Artificially Arranged Scene
10
Edwin S Porter and the Principle of Editing
18
The Birth of a Nation 1915
28
The Edison Monopoly Decision
37
The Hollywood Studio System
43
Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari 1919 and German Expressionist Cinema
48
Nanook of the North 1922
55
HUAC and the Communist Witch Hunt
134
The Emergence of Television
143
A Blueprint for Success
148
The French New Wave
154
The MPAA Ratings System
162
Americas New Wave
171
The Blaxploitation Cycle
184
The Home Video Invasion
194

Protecting the World from Indecency
61
Sergei Eisenstein and the Use of Montage
69
The Movies Learn to Speak
77
The Academy Awards
85
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
93
Mr Welles Comes to Town
103
The Dark Streets ofFilmNoir
114
Italian Neorealism 19451952
120
Legitimizing Film Scholarship
127
A Shark a Jedi Knight and the Modern Blockbuster
199
ComputerGenerated Imagery CGI
211
Toy Story 1995
216
Dogme 95
223
Selected Bibliography
231
Acknowledgments
243
Index
245
About the Author
261
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About the author (2004)

Freelance film journalist Andrew J. Rausch has written for many publications including Bright Lights Film Journal, Shock Cinema and Images. He is a film critic for the local newspaper The Parsons Sun in Parsons, Kansas. He lives in Parsons.

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