A Short History of the Movies
The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it the most widely used textbook ever for college courses in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the 'Hollywood Renaissance' of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes and sound palaces of today.* Significantly revised discussions of Paul Robeson, Quentin Tarantino, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, and Peter Greenaway. * Includes new treatment of such important filmmakers as Atom Egoyan, Im Kwon-Taek, Abbas Kiarostami, Moshen Makhmalbaf, Nell Shipman, and Alexander Sokurov. * 21 new stills include lobby cards for the first time. * Includes new coverage of the national cinemas of Korea and Iran. * Coverage of the national cinemas of Canada, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, and Russia, as well as the cinemas of Hong Kong and Taiwan, have been updated to 1998. * Kawins continued meticulous attention to the details
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