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A Short History of Film Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. 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.This is the best one-stop source for the history of world film accessible to students, teachers, and general audiences alike.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Ed | 2/21/2012

    " It was OK. As I should have expected, an attempt to cover a century+ of world cinema in a book of this size was bound to be more surface than depth. But I was introduced to a number of names and movements that are now clearer in my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Eileen | 6/3/2011

    " I absolutely loved the topic, but this textbook wasn't as helpful/ interesting as it could have been. A lot of the text was just lists of movies, which made it really hard to follow. "

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