A Short History of Film, Third Edition by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
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Overview: With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema-especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers-an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.
"With the goal of offering ‘a fast paced tour’ of movie history, Dixon and Foster have produced a study in the tradition of Paul Rotha’s The Film till Now. The authors touch all the bases-they address new trends in international movie making, technologies, and critical theory and the emergence of new national and ethnic cinemas-and relate film history to social history. Each new technique, style, school, trend, and newly visible ethnic or feminist group takes its place in the larger history, and Dixon and Foster make it all accessible to the neophyte reader without ever breaking the pace. Uncommonly well-reproduced stills and a topically organized bibliography enhance the discussion. Highly recommended." – Choice
"A Short History of Film is the best ‘one-stop shopping’ volume on cinema history I have ever read. It offers not only thoroughness and concision, but also encourages meaningful browsing, as readers can pick and choose their topics of particular interest and then move on as desired." – Catherine Ritchie, Dallas Public Library
Genre: Non-Fiction > General