A world history of film

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Harry N. Abrams, 2002 - Motion pictures - 600 pages
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For undergraduate and graduate-level courses in History of Film, Introduction to Film Studies, Film and Culture and Film and History. This comprehensive history of cinema from its origins to the present-day treats the film medium as a global phenomenon with dynamic relationships among nations and cultures in all phases of its history. The text thoroughly covers the technological, aesthetic, and industrial history of films, but also emphasizes the mediums' interconnections with economic, social, and political movements and events. Relating the medium dynamically to other arts, society, economics, politics and culture, this volume shows how the history of film was shaped by wars, depression, regimes, and events.

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Film: an international history of the medium

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The beginning of film's second century has been mostly marked by a lamentable lack of quality in both American and European films. This book is a timely reminder that film remains a truly worldwide ... Read full review


THE SILENT ERA 90 The Kuleshov Effect
The Advent of Motion Pictures 27 Mack Sennett Charlie Chaplin MiddleClass Comedy Animation

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Robert Sklar, New York, New York, a film historian and critic, is professor emeritus of cinema at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is author of the prize-winning film history books"Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies" and "Film: An International History of the Medium", as well as several other books.

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