The History of Cinema

In this Very Short Introduction Geoffrey Nowell-Smith defines the field of cinema, and explores its fascinating history within the cultural and aesthetic sphere.

The History of Cinema

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The History of Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience
British Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Charles Barr
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Cinema has had a hugely influential role on global culture in the 20th century at multiple levels: social, political, and educational. The part of British cinema in this has been controversial - often derided as a whole, but also vigorously celebrated, especially in terms of specific films and film-makers. In
Silent Film: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Donna Kornhaber
Categories: Silent films
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Silent Film: A Very Short Introduction covers the full span of the silent era, touching on films and filmmakers from every corner of the globe, and focusing on how the public experienced these films. Silent film evolved during three main periods; early, transitional, and classical. First seen as a technological
The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience
Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Patricia Aufderheide
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Documentary film can encompass anything from Robert Flaherty's pioneering ethnography Nanook of the North to Michael Moore's anti-Iraq War polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, from Dziga Vertov's artful Soviet propaganda piece Man with a Movie Camera to Luc Jacquet's heart-tugging wildlife epic March of the Penguins. In this concise, crisply written guide,