Flashback: Brief History of Film

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9780133217872: Flashback: Brief History of Film

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film and Film History in departments of English and Communications.

Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this “no-nonsense” book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that students can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry—as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.

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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film and Film History in departments of English and Communication.

Flashback is a succinct history of film from the 1890s to the present. The main emphasis is on the art of film, but secondarily on the motion picture business, the ever changing technology, and the impact of these movies on their audiences. The book was written for instructors who want a basic film history that is reader friendly, well illustrated with photos from key movies, and clearly organized by decade, allowing instructors maximum flexibility in terms of reading assignments.


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LOUIS GIANNETTI is a Professor of English and Film at Case Western Reserve University inn Cleveland. In addition to being a professional movie reviewer for several years, he has written many scholarly articles for such journals as Literature Film Quarterly, The Western Humanities Review, and Film Criticism. Dr. Giannetti is also the author of the popular textbook, UNDERTANDING MOVIES, EIGHTH EDITION (Prentice Hall, 1999). Other books include a collection of theoretical essays, GODARD AND OTHERS: ESSAY ON FILM FORM (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and Tantivy Press, 1975), and MASTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA (Prentice Hall, 1981), a history of American fiction films from the perspective of eighteen major figures.

SCOTT EYMAN is the Books Editor for The Palm Beach Post. He has won awards for his journalism, criticism, and television writing. His other books include FIVE AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS (Scarcrow Press, 1987); MARY PICKFORD: AMERICA'S SWEETHEART (Donald I. Fine, 1990); ERNST LUBITSCH: LAUGHTER IN PARADISE (Simon & Schuster, 1993); THE SPEED OF SOUND: HOLLYWOOD AND THE TALKIE REVOLUTION 1926-1930 (Simon & Schuster, 1997); and PRINT THE LEGEND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN FORD (Simon & Schuster, 1999).

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Louis Giannetti, Scott Eyman
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1991)
ISBN 10: 0133217876 ISBN 13: 9780133217872
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0133217876

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