Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

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A wide-ranging introduction to film history, this anthology covers the history of film from 1895 to the present day. The book is arranged chronologically, and each chapter contains an introduction by the editors on the key developments within the period, followed by a classic piece of historical research about that period. Various types of film history are undertaken in the articles, so that students can become familiar with different types of film historical research. For example, topics include the history of audiences; exhibition; marketing; censorship; aesthetic history; political history; and historical reception studies. The book is therefore designed to provide students with a narrative history spine while simultaneously introducing them to different approaches to the study and research of film history. Concentrating on the plurality of the 'historical turn' in film studies, this book demonstrates that film history is, and should be, about more than simply key films, directors and movements. Key features *Contains a preface that explains the structure and organisation of the book *Chapter introductions provide a chronological sense of international developments *Includes key articles of film history that illustrate differences in methodological approach, and which are devoted both to America and to a wide range of non-American contexts

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With essays by Tom Gunning, Richard Abel, Douglas Gomery, Tino Balio, Barbara Klinger, etc., this collection assembles some of the best historical writing on cinema, and links them together through a sequence of introductory essays providing an overview and a context for each piece. Together, Film Histories offers its reader a collection of the leading examples of the methodologies available for the construction of the social, economic and cultural history of cinema. -- Richard Maltby, Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of Screen Studies, Flinders University The authors have managed successfully to combine two types of film text book: an all-embracing and succinct history book and an excellent collection of essays which provide a chronological analysis of the development of cinema ! the book is an excellent general history for undergraduate film and media students. This is a substantial book which provides a comprehensive and concise history of film from the late 19th century to the present day. The book has a very user-friendly structure [and] the authors have managed successfully to combine two types of film text book: an all-embracing and succinct history book and an excellent collection of essays which provide a chronological analysis of the development of cinema... the book is an excellent general history for undergraduate film and media students and would also be very useful for those studying popular culture and cultural history. -- Millard Parkinson Art, Design, Media Subject Centre Newsletter With essays by Tom Gunning, Richard Abel, Douglas Gomery, Tino Balio, Barbara Klinger, etc., this collection assembles some of the best historical writing on cinema, and links them together through a sequence of introductory essays providing an overview and a context for each piece. Together, Film Histories offers its reader a collection of the leading examples of the methodologies available for the construction of the social, economic and cultural history of cinema. The authors have managed successfully to combine two types of film text book: an all-embracing and succinct history book and an excellent collection of essays which provide a chronological analysis of the development of cinema ! the book is an excellent general history for undergraduate film and media students. This is a substantial book which provides a comprehensive and concise history of film from the late 19th century to the present day. The book has a very user-friendly structure [and] the authors have managed successfully to combine two types of film text book: an all-embracing and succinct history book and an excellent collection of essays which provide a chronological analysis of the development of cinema... the book is an excellent general history for undergraduate film and media students and would also be very useful for those studying popular culture and cultural history.

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Paul Grainge is Associate Professor in Film Studies, University of Nottingham Mark Jancovich is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia. Sharon Monteith is Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham. She is author of Advancing Sisterhood? Interracial Friendships in Contemporary Southern Fiction (2000) and Pat Barker (2002) and co-author of Film Histories (2007). Among other volumes she is co-editor of Gender and the Civil Rights Movement (1999; 2004) and South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture (2002).

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