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Title The Oxford history of world cinema / edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

Subject Motion pictures -- History.
Alt Name Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey.
Description xxii, 824 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Note "First published in paperback 1997"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 767-784) and index.
Contents 1. Silent cinema, 1895-1930 : The early years : Origins and survival / Paolo Cherchi Usai ; Early cinema ; Transitional cinema / Roberta Pearson -- Rise of Hollywood : The Hollywood studio system / Douglas Gomery ; The world-wide spread of cinema / Ruth Vasey ; The first world war and the crisis in Europe / William Uricchio -- The silent film : Tricks and animation / Donald Crafton ; Comedy / David Robinson ; Documentary / Charles Musser ; Cinema and the avant-garde / A.L. Rees ; Serials / Ben Singer = -- National cinemas : French silent cinema / Richard Abel ; Italy: spectacle and melodrama / Paolo Cherchi Usai ; British cinema from Hepworth to Hitchcock / John Hawkridge ; Germany: the Weimar years / Thomas Elsaesser ; The Scandinavian style / Paolo Cherchi Usai ; Pre-revolutionary Russia / Yuri Tsivian ; The Soviet Union and the Russian émigrés / Natalia Nussinova ; Yiddish cinema in Europe / Marek & Małgorzata Hendrykowski ; Japan: before the great Kanto earthquake / Hiroshi Komatsu -- Silent cinema experience : Music and the silent film / Martin Marks ; The heyday of the silents / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith -- 2. Sound cinema, 1930-1960 : Sound : The introduction of sound / Karel Dibbets -- Studio years : Hollywood: the triumph of the studio system / Thomas Schatz ; Censorship and self-regulation / Richard Maltby ; The sound of music / Martin Marks ; Technology and innovation / John Belton ; Animation / William Moritz -- Genre cinema : Cinema and genre / Rick Altman ; The western / Edward Buscombe ; The musical / Rick Altman ; Crime movies / Phil Hardy ; The fantastic / Vivian Sobchack -- Engaging with reality : Documentary / Charles Musser ; Socialism, fascism, and democracy / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith -- National cinemas : The popular art of French cinema / Ginette Vincendeau ; Italy from fascism to neo-realism / Morando Morandini ; Britain at the end of empire / Antonia Lant ; Germany: Nazism and after / Eric Rentschler ; East Central Europe before the second world war / Małgorzata Hendrykowska ; Soviet film under Stalin / Peter Kenez ; Indian cinema: origins to independence / Ashish Rajadhyaksha ; China before 1949 / Chris Berry ; The classical cinema of Japan / Hiroshi Komatsu ; The emergence of Australian film / Bill Routt ; Cinema in Latin America / Michael Chanan -- Post-war world : After the war / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ; Transformation of the Hollywood system / Douglas Gomery / Independents and mavericks / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith --
3. Modern cinema, 1960-1995 : Cinema in the age of television : Television and the film industry / Michèle Hilmes ; The new Hollywood / Douglas Gomery ; New technologies / John Belton ; Sex and sensation / Linda Williams -- American movies : The Black presence in American cinema / Jim Pines ; Exploitation and the mainstream / Kim Newman ; Dreams and nightmares in the Hollywood blockbuster / Joseph Sartelle -- Extending the boundaries : Cinema verité and the new documentary / Charles Musser ; Avant-garde film: the second wave / A.L. Rees ; Animation in the post-industrial era / William Moritz ; Modern film music / Royal Brown ; Art cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith -- Cinemas of the world : New directions in French cinema / Peter Graham ; Italy: auteurs and after / Morando Morandini ; Spain after Franco / Marsha Kinder ; British cinema: the search for identity / Duncan Petrie ; The new German cinema / Anton Kaes ; East Germany: the DEFA story / Hans-Michael Bock ; Changing states in East Central Europe / Marek Hendrykowski ; Russia after the thaw / Vida Johnson ; Cinema in the Soviet Republics / Jean Radvanyi ; Turkish cinema / Yusuf Kaplan ; The Arab world / Roy Armes ; The cinemas of Sub-Saharan Africa / P.Vincent Magombe ; Iranian cinema / Hamid Naficy ; India: filming the nation / Ashish Rajadhyaksha ; Indonesian cinema / David Hanan ; China after the revolution / Ester Yau ; Popular cinema in Hong Kong / Li Cheuk-To ; Taiwanese new cinema / June Yip ; The modernization of Japanese film / Hiroshi Komatsu ; New Australian cinema / Stephen Crofts ; New Zealand cinema / Bill Routt ; Canadian cinema/cinéma Canadien / Jill McGreal ; New cinemas in Latin America / Michael Chanan -- Conclusion : New concepts of cinema ; The resurgence of cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Summary Featuring nearly three thousand film stills, production shots, and other illustrations, an authoritative history of the cinema traces the development of the medium, its filmmakers and stars, and the evolution of national cinemas around the world.
ISBN 0198112572
0198742428 (pbk.)
9780198742425 (pbk.)
OCLC # 40649252
Table of Contents
 Special Features 
 List of Colour Illustrations 
 General Introduction 
 The Early Years 
  Origins and Survival / Paolo Cherchi Usai6
  Early Cinema / Roberta Pearson13
  Transitional Cinema / Roberta Pearson23
 The Rise of Hollywood 
  The Hollywood Studio System / Douglas Gomery43
  The World-Wide Spread of Cinema / Ruth Vasey53
  The First World War and the Crisis in Europe / William Uricchio62
 The Silent Film 
  Tricks and Animation / Donald Crafton71
  Comedy / David Robinson78
  Documentary / Charles Musser86
  Cinema and the Avant-Garde / A. L. Rees95
  Serials / Ben Singer105
 National Cinemas 
  French Silent Cinema / Richard Abel112
  Italy: Spectacle and Melodrama / Paolo Cherchi Usai123
  British Cinema from Hepworth to Hitchcock / John Hawkridge130
  Germany: The Weimar Years / Thomas Elsaesser136
  The Scandinavian Style / Paolo Cherchi Usai151
  Pre-Revolutionary Russia / Yuri Tsivian159
  The Soviet Union and the Russian Emigres / Natalia Nussinova162
  Yiddish Cinema in Europe / Marek Hendrykowski, Malgorzata Hendrykowski174
  Japan: Before the Great Kanto Earthquake / Hiroshi Komatsu177
 The Silent Cinema Experience 
  Music and the Silent Film / Martin Marks183
  The Heyday of the Silents / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith192
  The Introduction of Sound / Karel Dibbets211
 The Studio Years 
  Hollywood: The Triumph of the Studio System / Thomas Schatz220
  Censorship and Self-Regulation / Richard Maltby235
  The Sound of Music / Martin Marks248
  Technology and Innovation / John Belton259
  Animation / William Moritz267
 Genre Cinema 
  Cinema and Genre / Rick Altman276
  The Western / Edward Buscombe286
  The Musical / Rick Altman294
  Crime Movies / Phil Hardy304
  The Fantastic / Vivian Sobchack312
 Engaging with Reality 
  Documentary / Charles Musser322
  Socialism, Fascism, and Democracy / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith333
  The Popular Art of French Cinema / Ginette Vincendeau344
  Italy from Fascism to Neo-Realism / Morando Morandini353
  Britain at the End of Empire / Antonia Lant361
  Germany: Nazism and After / Eric Rentschler374
  East Central Europe Before the Second World War / Malgorzata Hendrykowska383
  Soviet Film Under Stalin / Peter Kenez389
  Indian Cinema: Origins to Independence / Ashish Rajadhyaksha398
  China Before 1949 / Chris Berry409
  The Classical Cinema in Japan / Hiroshi Komatsu413
  The Emergence of Australian Film / Bill Routt422
  Cinema in Latin America / Michael Chanan427
 The Post-War World 
  After the War / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith436
  Transformation of the Hollywood System / Douglas Gomery443
  Independents and Mavericks / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith451
 Cinema in the Age of Television 
  Television and the Film Industry / Michele Hilmes466
  The New Hollywood / Douglas Gomery475
  New Technologies / John Belton483
  Sex and Sensation / Linda Williams490
 American Movies 
  The Black Presence in American Cinema / Jim Pines497
  Exploitation and the Mainstream / Kim Newman509
  Dreams and Nightmares in the Hollywood Blockbuster / Joseph Sartelle516
 Extending the Boundaries 
  Cinema Verite and the New Documentary / Charles Musser527
  Avant-Garde Film: The Second Wave / A. L. Rees537
  Animation in the Post-Industrial Era / William Moritz551
  Modern Film Music / Royal Brown558
  Art Cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith567
 Cinemas of the World 
  New Directions in French Cinema / Peter Graham576
  Italy: Auteurs and After / Morando Morandini586
  Spain After Franco / Marsha Kinder596
  British Cinema: The Search for Identity / Duncan Petrie604
  The New German Cinema / Anton Kaes614
  East Germany: The DEFA Story / Hans-Michael Bock627
  Changing States in East Central Europe / Marek Hendrykowski632
  Russia After the Thaw / Vida Johnson640
  Cinema in the Soviet Republics / Jean Radvanyi651
  Turkish Cinema / Yusuf Kaplan656
  The Arab World / Roy Armes661
  The Cinemas of Sub-Saharan Africa / P. Vincent Magombe667
  Iranian Cinema / Hamid Naficy672
  India: Filming the Nation / Ashish Rajadhyaksha678
  Indonesian Cinema / David Hanan690
  China After the Revolution / Esther Yau693
  Popular Cinema in Hong Kong / Li Cheuk-To704
  Taiwanese New Cinema / June Yip711
  The Modernization of Japanese Film / Hiroshi Komatsu714
  New Australian Cinema / Stephen Crofts722
  New Zealand Cinema / Bill Routt731
  Canadian Cinema/Cinema Canadien / Jill McGreal731
  New Cinemas in Latin America / Michael Chanan740
 Conclusion: New Concepts of Cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith750
 Conclusion: The Resurgence of Cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith759
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