A History of Film

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Allyn and Bacon, 2002 - Performing Arts - 488 pages
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Heavily revised and with a new-co-author, A History of Film, is a comprehensive international survey of the narrative fiction film from its beginnings to the present. In this book, the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films are highlighted within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This fifth edition constitutes a major revision and update - over half the book is new! The new edition updates the book's historical coverage while considerably expanding it to incorporate women and minority filmmakers and audiences, avant-garde and documentary traditions, and the wide array of global filmmaking practices. Illustrations from frame enlargements appear throughout. For film enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the history of film.

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Contents

Rise of the American Film
26
A Tradition of Screen Comedy
38
Emerging Patterns of Industry
45
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Jack C. Ellis established the film program at Northwestern University. A founding member of the Society for Cinema Studies, he served as its president and as editor of "Cinema Journal," He is author of "The Documentary Idea: A Critical History of English-Language Documentary Film and" "Video "and" A History of Film,"

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