Movie History: A Survey: Second Edition

Movie History: A Survey: Second Edition

Douglas Gomery

Covering every thing from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, top geared up, and so much straight forward movie background textbook out there. It masterfully distills the main traits and routine of movie background, in order that the topic could be taught in a single semester. and every bankruptcy encompasses a compelling case learn that highlights a tremendous second in motion picture background and, even as, subtly introduces a methodological procedure. This ebook is a excitement to learn and to coach. Peter Decherney, college of Pennsylvania, united states

In addition to supplying a finished assessment of the improvement of movie world wide, the ebook provides us examples of ways to do movie historical past, together with organizing the main points and discussing their implications.Hugh McCarney, Western Connecticut nation collage, USA

Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin have created a superb textbook with a magnificent breadth of content material, protecting over a hundred years within the evolution of cinema. motion picture historical past: A Survey is an interesting e-book that would present readers with a modern viewpoint of the background of films and supply an effective beginning for the research of movie. Matthew Hanson, jap Michigan collage, USA

How do we comprehend the historical past of film?

Historical proof don’t solution the elemental questions of movie background. background, as this attention-grabbing booklet indicates, is greater than the straightforward accumulation of movie titles, proof and figures. it is a survey of over a hundred years of cinema historical past, from its beginnings in 1895, to its present kingdom in the twenty-first century.

An available, introductory textual content, Movie historical past: A Survey seems at not just the key motion pictures, filmmakers, and cinema associations through the years, but additionally extends to the creation, distribution, exhibition, know-how and reception of flicks. The textbook is split chronologically into 4 sections, utilizing the timeline of technological changes:

Section One appears on the period of silent videos from 1895 to 1927; part begins with the arriving of sound and covers 1928 till 1950; part 3 runs from 1951 to 1975 and offers with the arriving and improvement of tv; and part 4 makes a speciality of the arrival of domestic video and the transition to electronic, from 1975 to 2010.

Key pedagogical gains include:

  • timelines in each one part aid scholars to situate the flicks inside of a broader historic context
  • case examine containers with close-up research of particular movie histories and a specific emphasis on movie reception
  • lavishly illustrated with over 450 colour photographs to place faces to names, and to attach images to movie titles
  • margin notes upload heritage info and clarity
  • glossary for transparent realizing of the major phrases described
  • references and additional analyzing on the finish of every bankruptcy to augment additional study.

A supporting web site is available at, with lots of additional fabrics, helpful for the study room or self sustaining examine, including:

  • additional case experiences – new, in-depth  and specified to the website
  • international case reviews –  for the Netherlands in Dutch and English
  • timeline - a film historical past timeline charting key dates within the background of cinema from 1890 to the current day
  • revision flash playing cards – perfect for buying to grips with key phrases in movie studies
  • related assets – at the site you'll find each hyperlink from the booklet for ease of use, plus entry to extra on-line material
  • students also are invited to put up their very own motion picture historical past case stories - see web site for details

Written by means of hugely revered movie students and skilled academics, Movie History is the appropriate textbook for college students learning movie history.

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