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A historical survey of German films as works of art from the beginnings to the present, suitable for classroom use.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Stephen Brockmann
Publisher: Camden House
Release: 2010
File: 522 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781571134684

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Bordwell shows how film scholars have attempted to explain stylistic continuity and change in film, and in the process celebrates a century of cinema. He considers the earliest filmmaking, the accomplishments of the silent era, the development of Hollywood, and the strides taken by European and Asian cinema in recent years.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 1997
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674634292

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The period in film history between the regimentation of the Edison Trust and the vertical integration of the Studio System--roughly 1916 through 1920--was a time of structural and artistic experimentation for the American film industry. As the nature of the industry was evolving, society around it was changing as well; arts, politics and society were in a state of flux between old and new. Before the major studios dominated the industry, droves of smaller companies competed for the attention of the independent exhibitor, their gateway to the movie-goer. Their arena was in the pages of the trade press, and their weapons were their advertisements, often bold and eye-catching. The reporting of the trade journals, as they witnessed the evolution of the industry from its infancy towards the future, is the basis of this history. Pulled from the pages of the journals themselves as archived by the Media History Digital Library, the observations of the trade press writers are accompanied by cleaned and restored advertisements used in the battle among the young film companies. They offer a unique and vital look at this formative period of film history.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jeff Codori
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2020-03-20
File: 282 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476638294

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Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium? Written for both students and teachers, Film and History: • provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates • charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right • considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice • includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples. Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.

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Genre: History
Author: James Chapman
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 2013-10-30
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137367327

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The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies. The volume is divided into two parts. The first is a set of eleven essays that approaches film history around the following themes: History of the moving image Film as art and popular culture Production process Evolution of sound Alternative modes: experimental, documentary, animation Cultural difference Film’s relationship to history The second is a critical dictionary that explains concepts, summarizes debates in film studies, defines technical terms, describes major periods and movements, and discusses historical situations and the film industry. The volume as a whole is designed as an active system of cross-references: readers of the essays are referred to dictionary entries (and vice versa) and both provide short bibliographies that encourage readers to investigate topics.

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Genre: History
Author: William Guynn
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2010-09-13
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136899393

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This volume addresses the representation of European history in European cinema through a collection of nine case studies such as Der Untergang (2004) and Dawn (1928).

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Genre: History
Author: Leen Engelen
Publisher: Academia Press
Release: 2007
File: 279 Pages
ISBN-13: 9038210825

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This aims to show how media critics and historians have written about history as portrayed in cinema and television by historical films and documentaries, focusing on what it means to "read" films historically and the colonial experience as shown in post-colonial film.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Marcia Landy
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 350 Pages
ISBN-13: 0485300966

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History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines addresses the representation of history in cinema, a much-argued debate on the need to understand cinematic history in its own terms and develop a certain vocabulary for discussing historical films, their relation to public history, and their impact on public historical consciousness. Eleftheria Thanouli does this by changing the agenda altogether - combining a macro-level perspective with a micro-level one in order to argue that cinematic history is the dominant form of historiography in the 20th century, as it succeeded in remediating and repurposing the key formal, rhetorical, and ideological practices of 19th-century professional historiography. With case studies ranging from The Thin Red Line and Life is Beautiful, to The Fog of War and The Last Bolshevik, Thanouli bridges the gap between history and film studies and lays the foundations for a new visual historiography.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Eleftheria Thanouli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2018-10-18
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501340796

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This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into such an integral part of Western culture. Special features include a timeline, Art Spotlights, infographics, and fact bubbles. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: M. M. Eboch
Publisher: ABDO
Release: 2015-01-01
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781629693170

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This comprehensive guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. The book covers the film industry’s most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre–World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century. Along the way, readers learn about the most iconic films and directors from around the world, as well as how history, politics, and the cultural zeitgeist influenced cinema.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Nicholas Croce
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release: 2015-07-15
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781680480764

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