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Description - Black & White Cinema by Wheeler Winston-Dixon

Black & white film, the cinema of shadows and light, is a filmgoer's pleasure and a film student's surprised delight. The greatest of films are black & white, from Chaplin and Keaton, through the masterpieces of Film Noir, up to the black & white rarities of modern cinema, from Raging Bull to The Artist. Featuring 40 well-chosen illustrations, this is the first full account, critique and history of the black & white film, which dominated the movies internationally over seven decades. It reveals the art and craft of filming in black & white, going behind the scenes to the directors and cinematographers, tracing the fortunes of this unique medium through the history of the silver screen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784534523
ISBN-10: 1784534528
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wheeler Winston-Dixon

Formerly a filmmaker, Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His books include Cinema at the Margins, Death of the Moguls: The end of Classical Hollywood and, co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, A Short History of Film (I.B. Tauris, 2008).