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Movie History: a Survey

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780415775458
Author(s): Douglas Gomery
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions: 251 x 0 x 191 (w x l x h)
Pages: 480

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Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And each chapter includes a compelling case study that highlights an important moment in movie history and, at the same time, subtly introduces a methodological approach. This book is a pleasure to read and to teach. Peter Decherney, University of Pennsylvania, USA

In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the development of film around the world, the book gives us examples of how to do film history, including organizing the details and discussing their implications.Hugh McCarney, Western Connecticut State University, USA

Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin have created an outstanding textbook with an impressive breadth of content, covering over 100 years in the evolution of cinema. Movie History: A Survey is an engaging book that will reward readers with a contemporary perspective of the history of motion pictures and provide a solid foundation for the study of film. Matthew Hanson, Eastern Michigan University, USA

How can we understand the history of film?

Historical facts don t answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this fascinating book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film ti Please click here to ask a question
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