A Short History of Film
Short History of Film by Wheeler W. Dixon
Book DescriptionThe history of international cinema is now available in this concise, compact and comprehensive book, illustrated with over 300 rare stills and illustrations.The best one-stop source for the history of world film on the market, it's the story, accessibly and authoritatively told, of the major movements and events, directors, stars and studios from the 1880s to the present. The illustrations bring readers face to face with the key players and films that have made this modern world history such an exciting one. The book presents full sweep of cinema and its major events and technological developments, from the invention of the kinetoscope, through the introduction of sound and colour, to the computer-generated imagery of the twenty-first century. This history is original and satisfying in throwing its spotlight on the great filmmakers, on Hollywood, Bollywood and the New Wave cinemas of Britain, Europe and South America, but also bringing into the frame minority and independent films and filmmakers, women filmmakers and the cinemas of developing nations that have so often been overlooked in histories of cinema.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845118013
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wheeler W. Dixon
Cinema at the Margins, Hardback (November 2013)
"Cinema at the Margins" is a collection that aims to highlight some of the lesser-known films and filmmakers of the past that are being marginalized and forgotten in today's reductive popular memory of movie history.
Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia, Hardback (February 2009)
An overview of 20th and 21st-century film noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards.
Visions of the Apocalypse, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Wheeler W. Dixon
Examines the cinema's fascination with the prospect of nuclear and/or natural annihilation, with particular reference to American cinema.
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Author Biography - Wheeler W. Dixon
Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies, University of Nebraska. He is editor of the 'Quarterly Review of Film and Video' and his publications include 'Visions of Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema' (20030 and 'Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader' (2002). Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is a professor, Department of English, University of Nebraska. Her books include 'Class Passing: Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture' (2005).
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