Synopses & Reviews
The Fourth Edition adds an entire chapter on computer-generated imaging, updates filmographies for nearly all living directors mentioned in the text, and includes major new sections that both revisit old content and introduce contemporary trends and movements.
Sophisticated in its analytical content, current and comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of film and filmmaking, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, is widely acknowledged to be the definitive text in the field.
About the Author
David A. Cook (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Emory University, where he has taught since 1973. He has also published Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Era of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 as part of the celebrated multivolume History of American Cinema series.