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The Oxford history of world cinema / edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.

Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library PN1993.5.A1 O94 1996 37684001068964 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library PN 1993.5 .A1 O94 1997 37684001072590 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0198742428 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780198742425 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 824 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 1997.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in paperback 1997"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 767-784) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Silent cinema, 1895-1930. The early years. Origins and survival / Paolo Cherchi Usai ; Early cinema ; Transitional cinema / Roberta Pearson -- Rise of Hollywood. The Hollywood studio system / Douglas Gomery ; The world-wide spread of cinema / Ruth Vasey ; The first world war and the crisis in Europe / William Uricchio -- The silent film. Tricks and animation / Donald Crafton ; Comedy / David Robinson ; Documentary / Charles Musser ; Cinema and the avant-garde / A.L. Rees ; Serials / Ben Singer -- National cinemas. French silent cinema / Richard Abel ; Italy: spectacle and melodrama / Paolo Cherchi Usai ; British cinema from Hepworth to Hitchcock / John Hawkridge ; Germany: the Weimar years / Thomas Elsaesser ; The Scandinavian style / Paolo Cherchi Usai ; Pre-revolutionary Russia / Yuri Tsivian ; The Soviet Union and the Russian émigrés / Natalia Nussinova ; Yiddish cinema in Europe / Marek & Małgorzata Hendrykowski ; Japan: before the great Kanto earthquake / Hiroshi Komatsu -- Silent cinema experience. Music and the silent film / Martin Marks ; The heyday of the silents / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith -- 2. Sound cinema, 1930-1960. Sound. The introduction of sound / Karel Dibbets -- Studio years. Hollywood: the triumph of the studio system / Thomas Schatz ; Censorship and self-regulation / Richard Maltby ; The sound of music / Martin Marks ; Technology and innovation / John Belton ; Animation / William Moritz -- Genre cinema. Cinema and genre / Rick Altman ; The western / Edward Buscombe ; The musical / Rick Altman ; Crime movies / Phil Hardy ; The fantastic / Vivian Sobchack -- Engaging with reality. Documentary / Charles Musser ; Socialism, fascism, and democracy / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith -- National cinemas. The popular art of French cinema / Ginette Vincendeau ; Italy from fascism to neo-realism / Morando Morandini ; Britain at the end of empire / Antonia Lant ; Germany: Nazism and after / Eric Rentschler ; East Central Europe before the second world war / Małgorzata Hendrykowska ; Soviet film under Stalin / Peter Kenez ; Indian cinema: origins to independence / Ashish Rajadhyaksha ; China before 1949 / Chris Berry ; The classical cinema of Japan / Hiroshi Komatsu ; The emergence of Australian film / Bill Routt ; Cinema in Latin America / Michael Chanan -- Post-war world. After the war / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ; Transformation of the Hollywood system / Douglas Gomery ; Independents and mavericks / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith --
3. Modern cinema, 1960-1995. Cinema in the age of television. Television and the film industry / Michèle Hilmes ; The new Hollywood / Douglas Gomery ; New technologies / John Belton ; Sex and sensation / Linda Williams -- American movies. The Black presence in American cinema / Jim Pines ; Exploitation and the mainstream / Kim Newman ; Dreams and nightmares in the Hollywood blockbuster / Joseph Sartelle -- Extending the boundaries. Cinema verité and the new documentary / Charles Musser ; Avant-garde film: the second wave / A.L. Rees ; Animation in the post-industrial era / William Moritz ; Modern film music / Royal Brown ; Art cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith -- Cinemas of the world. New directions in French cinema / Peter Graham ; Italy: auteurs and after / Morando Morandini ; Spain after Franco / Marsha Kinder ; British cinema: the search for identity / Duncan Petrie ; The new German cinema / Anton Kaes ; East Germany: the DEFA story / Hans-Michael Bock ; Changing states in East Central Europe / Marek Hendrykowski ; Russia after the thaw / Vida Johnson ; Cinema in the Soviet Republics / Jean Radvanyi ; Turkish cinema / Yusuf Kaplan ; The Arab world / Roy Armes ; The cinemas of Sub-Saharan Africa / P.Vincent Magombe ; Iranian cinema / Hamid Naficy ; India: filming the nation / Ashish Rajadhyaksha ; Indonesian cinema / David Hanan ; China after the revolution / Ester Yau ; Popular cinema in Hong Kong / Li Cheuk-To ; Taiwanese new cinema / June Yip ; The modernization of Japanese film / Hiroshi Komatsu ; New Australian cinema / Stephen Crofts ; New Zealand cinema / Bill Routt ; Canadian cinema/cinéma Canadien / Jill McGreal ; New cinemas in Latin America / Michael Chanan -- Conclusion. New concepts of cinema ; The resurgence of cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Summary, etc.:
Featuring nearly three thousand film stills, production shots, and other illustrations, an authoritative history of the cinema traces the development of the medium, its filmmakers and stars, and the evolution of national cinemas around the world.
Subject: Motion pictures > History.

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