The Routledge Companion to Film History

The Routledge Companion to Film History
Author: William Guynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-09-13
ISBN 10: 1136899405
ISBN 13: 9781136899409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Film History Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies. The volume is divided into two parts. The first is a set of eleven essays that approaches film history around the following themes: History of the moving image Film as art and popular culture Production process Evolution of sound Alternative modes: experimental, documentary, animation Cultural difference Film’s relationship to history The second is a critical dictionary that explains concepts, summarizes debates in film studies, defines technical terms, describes major periods and movements, and discusses historical situations and the film industry. The volume as a whole is designed as an active system of cross-references: readers of the essays are referred to dictionary entries (and vice versa) and both provide short bibliographies that encourage readers to investigate topics.

American Film History

American Film History
Author: Cynthia Lucia,Roy Grundmann,Art Simon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 1118475127
ISBN 13: 9781118475126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Film History Book Review:

From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative introduction explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through to the present day. Considers a wealth a subjects ranging from the impact of television, the rise of the new directors, and independent and underground film, to the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements on film, American film after 9/11, and identity politics and culture Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by a team of respected authors, combining broader historical, social and political context with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, and the Batman films among many others Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, for general and specialized courses, including suggested readings and filmographies, will be available on publication at www.wiley.com/go/lucia May be used alongside The History of American Film: Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days right through to the new millennium

Film History and Memory

Film  History and Memory
Author: Fearghal McGarry,Jennie Carlsten
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 1137468955
ISBN 13: 9781137468956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film History and Memory Book Review:

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Film, History and Memory broadens the focus from 'history', the study of past events, to 'memory', the processes – individual, generational, collective or state-driven – by which meanings are attached to the past.

Film History Through Trade Journal Art 1916 1920

Film History Through Trade Journal Art  1916 1920
Author: Jeff Codori
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN 10: 1476638292
ISBN 13: 9781476638294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film History Through Trade Journal Art 1916 1920 Book Review:

The period in film history between the regimentation of the Edison Trust and the vertical integration of the Studio System--roughly 1916 through 1920--was a time of structural and artistic experimentation for the American film industry. As the nature of the industry was evolving, society around it was changing as well; arts, politics and society were in a state of flux between old and new. Before the major studios dominated the industry, droves of smaller companies competed for the attention of the independent exhibitor, their gateway to the movie-goer. Their arena was in the pages of the trade press, and their weapons were their advertisements, often bold and eye-catching. The reporting of the trade journals, as they witnessed the evolution of the industry from its infancy towards the future, is the basis of this history. Pulled from the pages of the journals themselves as archived by the Media History Digital Library, the observations of the trade press writers are accompanied by cleaned and restored advertisements used in the battle among the young film companies. They offer a unique and vital look at this formative period of film history.

Writing History in Film

Writing History in Film
Author: William Guynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1135204217
ISBN 13: 9781135204211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing History in Film Book Review:

Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out the narratological, semiological, rhetorical, and philosophical bases for understanding how film can function as a form of historical interpretation and representation. With case studies and an interdisciplinary approach, William Guynn examines the key issues facing film students and scholars, historians, and anyone interested in how we see our historical past.

History and Film

History and Film
Author: Eleftheria Thanouli
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN 10: 1501340794
ISBN 13: 9781501340796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Film Book Review:

History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines addresses the representation of history in cinema, a much-argued debate on the need to understand cinematic history in its own terms and develop a certain vocabulary for discussing historical films, their relation to public history, and their impact on public historical consciousness. Eleftheria Thanouli does this by changing the agenda altogether - combining a macro-level perspective with a micro-level one in order to argue that cinematic history is the dominant form of historiography in the 20th century, as it succeeded in remediating and repurposing the key formal, rhetorical, and ideological practices of 19th-century professional historiography. With case studies ranging from The Thin Red Line and Life is Beautiful, to The Fog of War and The Last Bolshevik, Thanouli bridges the gap between history and film studies and lays the foundations for a new visual historiography.

The History of Film

The History of Film
Author: Nicholas Croce
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 1680480766
ISBN 13: 9781680480764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Film Book Review:

This comprehensive guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. The book covers the film industry’s most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre–World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century. Along the way, readers learn about the most iconic films and directors from around the world, as well as how history, politics, and the cultural zeitgeist influenced cinema.

Approaching Recent World History Through Film

Approaching Recent World History Through Film
Author: Scott C.M. Bailey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 1000382907
ISBN 13: 9781000382907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching Recent World History Through Film Book Review:

Approaching Recent World History Through Film: Context, Analysis, and Research explores the relationships between twentieth-century world history and film by providing analysis of a diverse range of films organized by global history topics, including war and conflict, decolonization, political economy, and long-distance travel. This insightful text describes how to analyze films as original historical sources and how to carry out research projects using films. The text provides guidance on the types of world history films, their conventions, and how to analyze the historical arguments in movies. Scott C.M. Bailey incorporates in-depth discussions of the historical content and context of a wide range of international films connected with important twentieth-century global history topics. The book also offers many prompts for discussion, historical timelines, and suggestions for further reading and viewing, as well as instructions on how to construct research papers and projects which employ the use of films as historical sources. This book will be of interest to students in world history and film history courses.

History on Film Film on History

History on Film Film on History
Author: Robert A. Rosenstone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1351625683
ISBN 13: 9781351625685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History on Film Film on History Book Review:

History on Film/Film on History has established itself as a classic treatise on the historical film and its role in bringing the past to life. In the third edition of this widely acclaimed text, Robert A. Rosenstone argues that to leave history films out of the discussion of the meaning of the past is to ignore a major means of understanding historical events. This book examines what history films convey about the past and how they convey it, demonstrating the need to learn how to read and understand this new visual world and integrating detailed analysis of films such as Schindler’s List, Glory, October, and Reds. Advocating for the dramatic feature as a legitimate way of doing history, this edition includes a new introduction, a revised final chapter, a new epilogue that discusses recent history films such as Selma and The Imitation Game, and an extensive and updated guide to further reading. Examining the codes and conventions of how these films tell us about the past and providing guidance on how to effectively analyse films as historical interpretations, this book is an essential introduction to the field for students of history and film.

A History of Film

A History of Film
Author: Virginia Wright Wexman
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114515575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Film Book Review:

Substantially revised for this edition, "A History of Film" is a comprehensive international survey of film from its beginnings to the present. This text highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Sixth Edition incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book's focus and provide more balanced coverage. New to the Sixth Edition Includes new chapters on Indian and Chinese cinemas, emphasizing the exploding film industry in these two countries. Adds a chapter on "The Digital Future" in American film, bringing the text up-to-date with latest technological and industrial developments. Discusses more women filmmakers throughout the text and adds a section on Asian-American filmmakers, expanding the diversity and inclusiveness of the text. Replaces many illustrations with new examples, most of them frame enlargements, and, specifically, keys all illustrations to discussions in the text, ensuring that the images will be valuable learning tools for students. Adds more extended analyses of individual films, helping students grasp large historical questions by presenting them within specific cases rather than in abstract generalities. Provides a new glossary, helping students understand the technical, foreign-language, and industry terms used in the text. Praise for "A History of Film" "The reason why I selected "A History of Film" over all of the other textbooks has to do with the basic approach of the subject of film as a developing art form while paying careful attention to film genres and history; the organizational structure of the chapters; a clear and authoritative writing style that explains the interconnectivity of film as a global phenomenon; and the use of judiciously selected stills in support of the text. . . . The structure, organization and content of "A History of Film" is so good that it is, to me, still the standard by which all other film textbooks must be measured." -"Stephen Ambra, New Hampshire Technical Institute" "The text concisely covers all of film history, and its size makes it particularly useful for film history courses taught in a single term. . . . It is typically quite insightful, yet not too dense for motivated introductory students." -"Mark Gallagher, University of Missouri"

A New History of Documentary Film

A New History of Documentary Film
Author: Betsy A. McLane
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 144118998X
ISBN 13: 9781441189981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Documentary Film Book Review:

A New History of Documentary Film, Second Edition offers a much-needed resource, considering the very rapid changes taking place within documentary media. Building upon the best-selling 2005 edition, Betsy McLane keeps the same chronological examination, factual reliability, ease of use and accessible prose style as before, while also weaving three new threads - Experimental Documentary, Visual Anthropology and Environmental/Nature Films - into the discussion. She provides emphasis on archival and preservation history, present practices, and future needs for documentaries. Along with preservation information, specific problems of copyright and fair use, as they relate to documentary, are considered. Finally, A History of Documentary Film retains and updates the recommended readings and important films and the end of each chapter from the first edition, including the bibliography and appendices. Impossible to talk learnedly about documentary film without an audio-visual component, a companion website will increase its depth of information and overall usefulness to students, teachers and film enthusiasts.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 1476620830
ISBN 13: 9781476620831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television Book Review:

This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Teaching History with Film

Teaching History with Film
Author: Alan S. Marcus,Scott Alan Metzger,Richard J. Paxton,Jeremy D. Stoddard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-07-29
ISBN 10: 1135187835
ISBN 13: 9781135187835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching History with Film Book Review:

Teaching History with Film provides a fresh, engaging, and clear overview of teaching with film to effectively enhance social studies instruction.

History of British Film Volume 4

History of British Film  Volume 4
Author: Rachael Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 113620640X
ISBN 13: 9781136206405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of British Film Volume 4 Book Review:

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

History and Film

History and Film
Author: Maarten Pereboom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1315508036
ISBN 13: 9781315508030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Film Book Review:

The ability to view recorded moving pictures has had a major impact on human culture since the development of the necessary technologies over a century ago. For most of this time people have gone to the movies to be entertained and perhaps edified, but in the meantime television, the videocassette recorder (VCR), the digital versatile disk (DVD) player, the personal computer (desktop and laptop), the internet and other technologies have made watching moving pictures possible at home, in the classroom and just about anywhere else. Today, moving images are everywhere in our culture. Every day, moving picture cameras record millions of hours of activity, human and otherwise, all over the world: your cell phone makes a little video of your friends at a party; the surveillance camera at the bank keeps on eye on customers; journalists’ shoulder-carried cameras record the latest from the war zone; and across the world film artists work on all kinds of movies, from low-budget independent projects to the next big-budget Hollywood blockbuster. Moving pictures have had a great influence on human culture, and this book focuses on using moving images as historical evidence. Studying history means examining evidence from the past to understand, interpret and present what has happened in different times and places. We talk and write about what we have learned, hoping to establish credibility both for what we have determined to be the facts and for whatever meaning or significance we may attach to our reconstruction of the past. Studying history is a scientific process, involving a fairly set methodology. We tend to favor written sources, and we have tended to favor writing as a means of presenting our views of the past. But historians also use all kinds of other documents and artifacts in their work of interpreting the past, including moving pictures.

The History of British Film Volume 7

The History of British Film  Volume 7
Author: Rachael Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 1136206965
ISBN 13: 9781136206962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of British Film Volume 7 Book Review:

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

The History of British Film Volume 2

The History of British Film  Volume 2
Author: Rachael Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1136205780
ISBN 13: 9781136205781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of British Film Volume 2 Book Review:

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

The History of British Film Volume 5

The History of British Film  Volume 5
Author: Rachael Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 113620668X
ISBN 13: 9781136206689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of British Film Volume 5 Book Review:

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

A Short History of Film

A Short History of Film
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780813544755
ISBN 13: 0813544750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Film Book Review:

The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conveniently sized, and affordable volume. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the 1880s to the present. More than 250 rare stills and illustrations accompany the text, bringing readers face to face with many of the key players and films that have marked the industry. Beginning with precursors of what we call moving pictures, Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster lead a fast-paced tour through the invention of the kinetoscope, the introduction of sound and color between the two world wars, and ultimately the computer generated imagery of the present day. They detail significant periods in world cinema, including the early major industries in Europe, the dominance of the Hollywood studio system in the 1930s and 1940s, and the French New Wave of the 1960s. Special attention is also given to small independent efforts in developing nations and the corresponding more personal independent film movement that briefly flourished in the United States, the significant filmmakers of all nations, censorship and regulation and how they have affected production everywhere, and a wide range of studios and genres. Along the way, the authors take great care to incorporate the stories of women and other minority filmmakers who have often been overlooked in other texts. Compact and easily readable, this is the best one-stop source for the history of world film available to students, teachers, and general audiences alike.

A New History of Documentary Film

A New History of Documentary Film
Author: Jack C. Ellis,Betsy A. McLane
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780826417510
ISBN 13: 0826417515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Documentary Film Book Review:

This history of documentary film concentrates mainly on the output of the film industries in the US, the UK and Canada. The authors outline the origins of the form and trace its development over the next several decades. Each chapter concludes with a list of the key documentaries in that time period or genre.