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A Short History of Film: Third Edition / Edition 3

A Short History of Film: Third Edition / Edition 3


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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.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813595122
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2018
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 524
Sales rank: 130,577
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

WHEELER WINSTON DIXON is the James Ryan Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of many books, including Black and White Cinema: A Short History (Rutgers University Press), and an internationally known experimental filmmaker.

GWENDOLYN AUDREY FOSTER is Willa Cather Professor Emerita of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is an award winning experimental filmmaker and a prolific author.

Table of Contents

Timeline 1832–2012
1          The Invention of the Movies
2          The Birth of an American Industry
3          World Cinema: The Silent Era
4          The Hollywood Studio System in the 1930s and 1940s
5          International Cinema through World War II
6          Postwar Challenges to the Movies
7          World Cinema in the 1950s
8          The 1960s Explosion
9          World Cinema 1970 to the Present
10        The New Hollywood
Glossary of Film Terms


Dixon: Lincoln, NE 

Foster: Lincoln, NE 

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