Film History An Introduction

Film History  An Introduction

This book introduce the history of film as it is presently conceived, written, and taught by its most accomplished scholars. However, this book is not a distillation of everything that is known about film history.

Author: Kristin Thompson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133235429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 780

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This book introduce the history of film as it is presently conceived, written, and taught by its most accomplished scholars. However, this book is not a distillation of everything that is known about film history.
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Hollywood Heroines The Most Influential Women in Film History

Hollywood Heroines  The Most Influential Women in Film History

... 16. https:// -director-do Thompson, Kristin, and David Bordwell. 1994. Film History: An Introduction. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Author: Laura L. S. Bauer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 407

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This is a topical resource that provides a comprehensive look at the most influential women in Hollywood cinema across a wide-range of occupations rarely found together in a single volume. • Provides the reader with an invaluable, complete, and easy-to-understand view of film history and filmmaking while simultaneously highlighting the most important women, making the subject of Hollywood and film more transparent as a whole • Enables a fuller understanding of the many complicated challenges women have faced historically and currently in Hollywood filmmaking • Offers a unique blend of film history and industry information, cohesively presenting them both in one place • Reaches beyond the more commonly discussed categories of women who have had important roles throughout Hollywood film history, such as directors and actresses, although they too are included • Examines women's visibility and representation in Hollywood in the context of the history of the film industry for students
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An Introduction to Literary Studies

An Introduction to Literary Studies

These three books provide lucid introductions to the history, genres, and elements of film with many examples and illustrations. James Monaco, How to Read a ... David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, Film History: An Introduction, 3rd ed.

Author: Mario Klarer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135084790

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 226

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In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and classifications of literature theoretical approaches to texts the use of secondary resources guidelines for writing research essays The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include: a wider range of textual examples from world literature additional references to contemporary cinema, a section on comparative literature an extended survey of literary periods and genres recent changes in MLA guidelines information on state-of-the-art citation management software the use and abuse of online resources. The book also features suggestions for further reading as well as an extensive glossary of key terms.
Categories: Literary Collections

The History of Cinema A Very Short Introduction

The History of Cinema  A Very Short Introduction

Especially for the more recent period I have also drawn on Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell's Film History: An Introduction, 3rd edition (McGraw Hill, 2010), which in spite of its modest title is a massive scholarly compendium ...

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191005220

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience for people the world over. Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and over the years has seen smaller wars, revolutions, and profound social changes. Its history reflects this changing landscape, and, more than any other art form, developments in technology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to colour, and considers its genres from intellectual art house to mass market entertainment. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introduction series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Using film as a source

Using film as a source

Bordwell, David and Thompson, Kristin, Film Art: An Introduction (Boston, MA, and London: McGraw-Hill, 2004). Bordwell, David and Thompson, Kristin, Film History: An Introduction, 3rd edition (New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ...

Author: Sian Barber

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719098741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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This book is a hands-on study skills guide that explores how film and moving image can be used as sources. It is aimed at those who want to use film and moving image as the basis for research and offers advice on research methods, theory and methodology, archival work and film-based analysis. It draws on the disciplines of film and history to offer advice for students and researchers in these fields. The book includes sections on working with different kinds of moving images, how to explore visual sources, how to undertake film-related research and how to use film theory. In addition to providing detailed case studies, the guide also offers advice on research, writing and studying, creating a methodology, visiting archives, accessing material and exploring films from a historical perspective. The guide's focus is on good research practice, whether it be conducting an interview, visiting an archive, undertaking textual analysis or defining a research question.
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Blockbusters and the Ancient World

Blockbusters and the Ancient World

25 Pierre Sorlin, The Film in History: Restaging the Past (Totowa: Barnes and Noble, 1980), 71. 26 McSweeney, The 'War on Terror' ... 36 Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, Film History: An Introduction, 3rd ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, ...

Author: Chris Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350105027

Category: History

Page: 256

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Following the release of Ridley Scott's Gladiator in 2000 the ancient world epic has experienced a revival in studio and audience interest. Building on existing scholarship on the Cold War epics of the 1950s-60s, including Ben-Hur, Spartacus and The Robe, this original study explores the current cycle of ancient world epics in cinema within the social and political climate created by September 11th 2001. Examining films produced against the backdrop of the War on Terror and subsequent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, this book assesses the relationship between mainstream cinema and American society through depictions of the ancient world, conflict and faith. Davies explores how these films evoke depictions of the Second World War, the Vietnam War and the Western in portraying warfare in the ancient world, as well as discussing the influence of genre hybridisation, narration and reception theory. He questions the extent to which ancient world epics utilise allegory, analogy and allusion to parallel past and present in an industry often dictated by market forces. Featuring analysis of Alexander, Troy, 300, Centurion, The Eagle, The Passion of the Christ and more, this book offers new insight on the continued evolution of the ancient world epic in cinema.
Categories: History

Distributing Silent Film Serials

Distributing Silent Film Serials

Saunders, Thomas J. Hollywood in Berlin: American Cinema and Weimar Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, ... 4. London: BFI Publishing, 2000. Thompson, Kristin, and David Bordwell. Film History: An Introduction. 3rd ed.

Author: Rudmer Canjels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136837357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the serial film form goes far beyond the well-known American two-reel serial—the cliffhanger. Throughout the book, Canjels focuses on the biggest producers of serials, America, France, and Germany, while imported serials, such as those in the Netherlands, are also examined. This research offers new views on the serial work of well known directors as D.W. Griffith, Abel Gance, Erich von Stroheim, and Fritz Lang, while foregrounding the importance of lesser known directors such as Louis Feuillade or Joe May. In the early twentieth-century, serial productions were constantly undergoing change and were not merely distributed in their original form upon import. As adjusted serials were present in large quantities or confronted different social spaces, nationalistic feelings and views stimulated by the unrest of World War I and the expanding American film industry could be incorporated and attached to the serial form. Serial productions were not only adaptable to local discourses, they could actively stimulate and interact as well, influencing reception and further film production. By examining the distribution, reception, and cultural contexts of American and European serials in various countries, this cross-cultural research makes both local and global observations. Canjels thus offers a highly relevant case study of transnational, transcultural and transmedia relations.
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Paolo Sorrentinos Cinema and Television

Paolo Sorrentinos Cinema and Television

Bordwell, D. and Thompson, K. (2009), Film History: An Introduction, 3rd ed., Boston: McGraw Hill. Bradshaw, P. (2013), 'La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)', review, The Guardian, 5 September, ...

Author: Annachiara Mariani

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789383775

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The Naples-born director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino has, to date, written and directed nine films, winning an Oscar, a Bafta and a Golden Globe for The Great Beauty in 2013. In 2016, he created and directed his first TV series, The Young Pope, which starred Jude Law. John Malkovich joined the cast in 2020 for the follow-up series. He has established himself as a world-leading auteur with a list of critically acclaimed and award-winning films. This is an invaluable contribution to the existing literature on Sorrentino and is the first English language collection dedicated to this prolific director, who has emerged as one of the most compelling figures in twenty-first-century European film. International contributors from the UK, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Australia, Israel, Canada and the United States, Italy, Israel, France, UK, Australia, Canada, offer original interpretations of Sorrentino’s work. They examine his recurrent grand themes of memory, nostalgia, ageing, love, thirst for fulfilment, search for the self, identity crisis, human estrangement, marginality, irony and power. In so doing, they offer new perspectives and unique cues for discussion, challenging established assumptions and interpretations. Important and current themes such as eco-cinema and post-secularism are addressed as well as the links between Sorrentino’s highly visual cinema and artistic practice such as painting and architecture. While there are several books on Sorrentino available in Italian, none of these provide an authoritative account of his work; and language has restricted the readership. This is the first English-language collection focussed on Sorrentino, arguably the most successful and significant contemporary Italian filmmaker. The majority of the chapters included in this new book are original and it also includes a Foreword by Giancarlo Lombardi, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at CUNY, and an interview with renowned costume designer Carlo Poggioli, who has worked with Sorrentino on many productions. Some of the chapters were previously published in a special issue of the journal JICMS – The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies in 2019. The new collection makes a significant coherent contribution to the field. Primary readership will be academics, researchers and scholars of Italian film and media studies. Also post-graduate students and upper level under-graduates. Potential to be used as textbook or as supplementary reading for undergraduate and graduate courses Given the subject, there is a possibility for some crossover appeal to a broader readership, but this is primarily a scholarly text.
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The Fantasy Film

The Fantasy Film

Shadows ofthe Magic Lamp: Fantasy and Science Fiction in Film. ... Smyth, J.E. ''The Three Ages of Imperial Cinema from the Death of Gordon to The Return of the King,'' Tolkien on Film: ... Film History: An Introduction,3rd edition.

Author: Katherine A. Fowkes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444320599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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The Fantasy Film provides a clear and compelling overview of this revitalized and explosively popular film genre. Includes analyses of a wide range of films, from early classics such as The Wizard of Oz and Harvey to Spiderman and Shrek, and blockbuster series such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Harry Potter films Provides in-depth historical and critical overviews of the genre Fully illustrated with screen shots from key films
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John Williams s Film Music

John Williams s Film Music

Cam- bridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. Thompson, Kristin, and David Bordwell. Film History:An Introduction. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Vogler, Chris. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structuresfor Writers. 3rd ed.

Author: Emilio Audissino

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299297336

Category: Music

Page: 264

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John Williams is one of the most renowned film composers in history. He has penned unforgettable scores for Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Superman, and countless other films. Fans flock to his many concerts, and with forty-nine Academy Award nominations as of 2014, he is the second-most Oscar-nominated person after Walt Disney. Yet despite such critical acclaim and prestige, this is the first book in English on Williams’s work and career. Combining accessible writing with thorough scholarship, and rigorous historical accounts with insightful readings, John Williams’s Film Music explores why Williams is so important to the history of film music. Beginning with an overview of music from Hollywood’s Golden Age (1933–58), Emilio Audissino traces the turning points of Williams’s career and articulates how he revived the classical Hollywood musical style. This book charts each landmark of this musical restoration, with special attention to the scores for Jaws and Star Wars, Williams’s work as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and a full film/music analysis of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The result is a precise, enlightening definition of Williams’s “neoclassicism” and a grounded demonstration of his lasting importance, for both his compositions and his historical role in restoring part of the Hollywood tradition. Best Special Interest Books, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers
Categories: Music