The Wiley-Blackwell history of American film
- Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
- Physical description
- 4 v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Volume I: Origins to 1928. Preface. Acknowledgments. Contributors to Volume I. Part I: Setting the Stage. Part II: Origins to 1914. Part III: 1915-1928. Part IV: Film and Culture: Summary Essays. Index to Volume I. Volume II: 1929 to 1945. Preface. Acknowledgments. Contributors to Volume II. Part I: Setting the Stage. Part II: 1929-1938. Part III: 1939-1945. Part IV: Film and Culture: Summary Essays. Index to Volume II. Volume III: 1946 to 1975. Preface. Acknowledgments. Contributors to Volume III. Part I: Setting the Stage. Part II: 1946-1955. Part III: 1956-1965. Part IV: 1966-1975. Part V: Film and Culture: Summary Essays. Index to Volume III. Volume IV: 1976 to the Present. Preface. Acknowledgments. Contributors to Volume IV. Part I: Setting the Stage. Part II: 1976-1988. Part III: 1989-1998. Part IV: 1999-Present. Part V: Film and Culture: Summary Essays. Index to Volume IV.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Comprising over 90 essays and richly illustrated with over 200 images, the Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film provides a chronological portrait of American film history from its origins to the present day. Taken as a whole, the essays in this collection represent a comprehensive and nuanced overview of American film history from the intersecting perspectives of industry, audiences, aesthetics, culture, politics, issues, and ideology. Unabashedly ambitious, deeply historical, and unprecedented in its multi-faceted examination of film history, this collection offers you: Over 90 original essays written by an international cast of film scholars Discussions of the industrial and institutional components of film history, including multiple modes of production, distribution, and marketing Investigations into the political, social, and economic factors that informed industry change and framed the reception of films Engaging close readings and in-depth analysis of canonical and non-canonical films Profiles of essential industry figures - major directors, stars, and producers - along with important figures outside the industrial mainstream An exploration of the history of film criticism and culture, and central issues in American film historiography The most authoritative collection of fresh investigations available in one state-of-the-art resource.
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- Publication date
- edited by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon.
- Title Variation
- History of American film