A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast
Publsiher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
Total Pages: 575
Release: 1976
Genre: Motion pictures
ISBN: 0672637197

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A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1971
Genre: Motion pictures
ISBN: 0672635941

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A Short History of Film Third Edition

A Short History of Film  Third Edition
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon,Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2018-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780813595160

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With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema—especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers—an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.

A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1971
Genre: Motion pictures
ISBN: 0672535947

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Black and White Cinema

Black and White Cinema
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780813572437

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From the glossy monochrome of the classic Hollywood romance, to the gritty greyscale of the gangster picture, to film noir’s moody interplay of light and shadow, black-and-white cinematography has been used to create a remarkably wide array of tones. Yet today, with black-and-white film stock nearly impossible to find, these cinematographic techniques are virtually extinct, and filmgoers’ appreciation of them is similarly waning. Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider the use of black-and-white as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Acclaimed film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, discussing the signature styles and technical innovations of award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Gregg Toland, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist. Giving us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Dixon also reveals the creative teams—from lighting technicians to matte painters—whose work profoundly shaped the look of black-and-white cinema. More than just a study of film history, this book is a rallying cry, meant to inspire a love for the artistry of black-and-white film, so that we might work to preserve this important part of our cinematic heritage. Lavishly illustrated with more than forty on-the-set stills, Black and White Cinema provides a vivid and illuminating look at a creatively vital era.

A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111812058

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B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

How Movies Work

How Movies Work
Author: Bruce Kawin
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1992-01-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0520076966

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How Movies Work, offers the filmgoer an engaging and informative guide to the appreciation and evaluation of films. It provides a comprehensive consideration of movies from idea to script, casting, financing, shooting and distribution. Bruce Kawin addresses the book not just to students of film but to any filmgoer curious to know more about the process of the conception and creation of our favorite entertainment and art form.

A Short History of the Girl Next Door

A Short History of the Girl Next Door
Author: Jared Reck
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-12-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781524716103

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After years of pining for the girl next door, 15-year-old Matthew Wainwright must deal with Tabby dating a popular senior just when he needs her most in this fiercely funny and heart-wrenching debut novel.

Streaming

Streaming
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-05-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780813142180

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Film stocks are vanishing, but the iconic images of the silver screen remain -- albeit in new, sleeker formats. Today, viewers can instantly stream movies on televisions, computers, and smartphones. Gone are the days when films could only be seen in theaters or rented at video stores: movies are now accessible at the click of a button, and there are no reels, tapes, or discs to store. Any film or show worth keeping may be collected in the virtual cloud and accessed at will through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant. The movies have changed, and we are changing with them. The ways we communicate, receive information, travel, and socialize have all been revolutionized. In Streaming, Wheeler Winston Dixon reveals the positive and negative consequences of the transition to digital formatting and distribution, exploring the ways in which digital cinema has altered contemporary filmmaking and our culture. Many industry professionals and audience members feel that the new format fundamentally alters the art, while others laud the liberation of the moving image from the "imperfect" medium of film, asserting that it is both inevitable and desirable. Dixon argues that the change is neither good nor bad; it's simply a fact. Hollywood has embraced digital production and distribution because it is easier, faster, and cheaper, but the displacement of older technology will not come without controversy. This groundbreaking book illuminates the challenges of preserving media in the digital age and explores what stands to be lost, from the rich hues of traditional film stocks to the classic movies that are not profitable enough to offer in streaming formats. Dixon also investigates the financial challenges of the new distribution model, the incorporation of new content such as webisodes, and the issue of ownership in an age when companies have the power to pull purchased items from consumer devices at their own discretion. Streaming touches on every aspect of the shift to digital production and distribution. It explains not only how the new technology is affecting movies, music, books, and games, but also how instant access is permanently changing the habits of viewers and influencing our culture.

Action Movies

Action Movies
Author: Harvey O'Brien
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-11-20
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780231850223

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Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt (1968) and Dirty Harry (1971) through epoch-defining films like Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Die Hard (1988) to revisions, reboots, and renewals in films like Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Taken (2008), and The Expendables (2010). The action genre is a fusion of form and content: a cinema of action about action. It is a cinema of the will, configured as a decisive reaction to untenable circumstances. Action heroes take up arms against the sea of troubles that beset them, safe in the knowledge that if they don't do it, nobody will. Though this makes the action movie profoundly disturbing as an embodiment of moral ideology, its enduring appeal proves the appetite for assurance remains undiminished, even in the wake of 9/11.

American Cinema of the 1940s

American Cinema of the 1940s
Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2006
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813537009

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The 1940s was a watershed decade for American cinema and the nation. Shaking off the grim legacy of the Depression, Hollywood launched an unprecedented wave of production, generating some of its most memorable classics. Featuring essays by a group of respected film scholars and historians, "American Cinema of the 1940s" brings this dynamic and turbulent decade to life with such films as "Citizen Kane," "Rebecca," "The Lady Eve," "Sergeant York," "How Green Was My Valley," "Casablanca," "Mrs. Miniver," "The Road to Morocco," "Yankee Doodle Dandy, ""Kiss of Death," "Force of Evil," "Caught," and" Apology for Murder." Illustrated with many rare stills and filled with provocative insights, the volume will appeal to students, teachers, and to all those interested in cultural history and American film of the twentieth century.

Better Than the Movies

Better Than the Movies
Author: Lynn Painter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-05-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781534467644

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In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door. Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum gave her heart to Michael a long time ago. But her cool, aloof forever crush never really saw her before he moved away. Now that he’s back in town, Liz will do whatever it takes to get on his radar—and maybe snag him as a prom date—even befriend Wes Bennet. The annoyingly attractive next-door neighbor might seem like a prime candidate for romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only been a pain in Liz’s butt since they were kids. Pranks involving frogs and decapitated lawn gnomes do not a potential boyfriend make. Yet, somehow, Wes and Michael are hitting it off, which means Wes is Liz’s in. But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by Michael so she can have her magical prom moment, she’s shocked to discover that she likes being around Wes. And as they continue to grow closer, she must reexamine everything she thought she knew about love—and rethink her own ideas of what Happily Ever After should look like.

A History of Narrative Film

A History of Narrative Film
Author: David A. Cook
Publsiher: New York : Norton
Total Pages: 721
Release: 1981
Genre: Motion pictures
ISBN: 0393090221

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The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book
Author: Victor H. Green
Publsiher: Colchis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: History
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang
Author: Peter Carey
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-10-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307368652

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SOONTO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The international bestseller, Booker Prize winner, and winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. Out of 19th century Australia rides a hero of his people and a man for all nations: Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish immigrants, viewed by the authorities as a thief (especially of horses) and, as a cold-blooded killer. To the people, though, he was a patriot hounded unfairly by rich English landlords and their stooges. In the end, Kelly and his so-called gang (his younger brother and two friends) led a massive police manhunt on a wild goose chase that lasted twenty months, in which Ned’s talents as a bushman were augmented by bank robberies and the support of nearly everyone not in a uniform. His one demand – for which he would have surrendered himself was his jailed mother’s freedom. Executed by hanging more than a century ago, speaking as if from the grave, Kelly still resonates as the most potent legend in the land down under.