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Publisher Comments:

From its humble beginnings as a novelty in a handful of cities, cinema has risen to become a billion-dollar industry and the most spectacular and original contemporary art form. In The Oxford History of World Cinema, an international team of film historians traces the history of this enduringly popular entertainment medium. Covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact, the book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the avant-garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong.

The Oxford History of World Cinema tells the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel, and they outline the evolution of national cinemas round the world — the varied and distinctive film traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. A unique aspect of the book are the special inset features on the film-makers and personalities — Garbo and Godard, Keaton and Kurosawa, Bugs Bunny and Bergman — who have had an enduring impact in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 280 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, this is the buff's ultimate guide to cinema worldwide.

Review:

"Not only a history of film but of some of its great personalities." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Review:

"An illuminating mosaic." The Economist

Review:

"Novices and specialists alike will find much here of value...." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Tracing the history of the cinema, this volume covers all aspects of film development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. "The Oxford History of World Cinema" celebrates and chronicles over 100 years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the avant-garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. 331 photos, 17 in color.

About the Author

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is Project Director for European Filmography, and Fellow of the European Humanities Research Centre at Oxford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198742425
Editor:
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
Author:
null, Geoffrey
Author:
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film, Media,
Subject:
Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film, Media, and Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Motion pictures -- History.
Subject:
Film, Media, & Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Pbk
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 color and 314 b/w photos
Pages:
856
Dimensions:
9.68x7.44x1.90 in. 4.18 lbs.

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Product details 856 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780198742425 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Not only a history of film but of some of its great personalities."
"Review" by , "An illuminating mosaic."
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"Synopsis" by , Tracing the history of the cinema, this volume covers all aspects of film development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. "The Oxford History of World Cinema" celebrates and chronicles over 100 years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the avant-garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. 331 photos, 17 in color.
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