A Short History of the Movies Book

A Short History of the Movies


  • Author : Gerald Mast
  • Publisher : Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : 0672637197

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A Short History of Film  Third Edition Book

A Short History of Film Third Edition


  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 525
  • ISBN 10 : 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 Book

A Short History of the Movies


  • Author : Gerald Mast
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000058291207

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The ninth edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition scrupulously accurate in its details, up-to-date, free of jargon that has made it the most widely adopted textbook for college courses in film history, and now includes a fresh look at "Persistence of Vision" and a new chapter on digital cinema. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, to 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 and living rooms of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.

A Brief History of Comic Book Movies Book

A Brief History of Comic Book Movies


  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319471846

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A Brief History of Comic Book Movies traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part of the mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well as younger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the past and present, exploring how these films shaped American culture from the post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

A Short History of the Movies Book

A Short History of the Movies


  • Author : Gerald Mast
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 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.

Black and White Cinema Book

Black and White Cinema


  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 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.

How Movies Work Book

How Movies Work


  • Author : Bruce Kawin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN 10 : 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 Book
Score: 4
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A Short History of the Girl Next Door


  • Author : Jared Reck
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Basketball stories
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524716073

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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.

Better Than the Movies Book
Score: 4
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Better Than the Movies


  • Author : Lynn Painter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534467644

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER Perfect for fans of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, this “sweet and funny” (Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks) teen rom-com follows a hopelessly romantic teen girl and her cute yet obnoxious neighbor as they scheme to get her noticed by her untouchable crush. 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.

True History of the Kelly Gang Book

True History of the Kelly Gang


  • Author : Peter Carey
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 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.

History by Hollywood Book

History by Hollywood


  • Author : Robert Brent Toplin
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0252065360

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Profiles eight films--including "Mississippi Burning," "Sergeant York," "Bonnie and Clyde," and "Norma Rae"--to reveal how they reimagine and recreate American history

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book
Score: 4
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret


  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : Scholastic
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407166575

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ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Wonderstruck Book
Score: 4.5
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Wonderstruck


  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : Scholastic
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407166551

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Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, WONDERSTRUCK is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

A Short History of Film Book

A Short History of Film


  • Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0813595126

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A Short History of Film Excerpt :

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.