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Film History: An Introduction, 3/e

Kristin Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Bordwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison

ISBN: 0073386138
Copyright year: 2010

Contents



Introduction: Film History and How It Is Done
Why Do We Care About Old Movies?
What do Film Historians Do?
Our Approach to Film History
History as Story

Part One: Early Cinema
Chapter 1 The Invention and Early Years of the Cinema, 1880s-1904
The Invention of the Cinema
Early Filmmaking and Exhibition

Chapter 2 The International Expansion of the Cinema, 1905-1912
Film Production in Europe
The Struggle for the Expanding American Film Industry
The Problem of Narrative Clarity

Chapter 3 National Cinemas, Hollywood Classicism and World War I, 1913-1919
The American Takeover of World Markets
The Rise of National Cinemas
The Classical Hollywood Cinema
Small Producing Countries



Part Two: The Late Silent Era, 1919-1929
Chapter 4 France in the 1920s
The French Film Industry after World War I
Major Postwar Genres
The French Impressionist Movement
The End of French Impressionism

Chapter 5 Germany in the 1920s
The German Situation after World War I
Genres and Styles of German Postwar Cinema
Major Changes in the Mid- to Late 1920s
The End of the Expressionist Movement
New Objectivity
Export and Classical Style

Chapter 6 Soviet Cinema in the 1920s
The Hardships of War Communism, 1918-1920
Recovery under the New Economic Policy, 1921-1924
Increased State Control and the Montage Movement, 1925-1930
Other Soviet Films
The Five-Year Plan and the End of the Montage Movement

Chapter 7 The Late Silent Era in Hollywood, 1920-1928
Theater Chains and the Structure of the Industry
The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America
Studio Filmmaking
Films for African-American Audiences
The Animated Part of the Program

Chapter 8 International Trends of the 1920s
"Film Europe"
The "International Style"
Film Experiments Outside the Mainstream Industry
Documentary Features Gain Prominence
Commercial Filmmaking Internationally



Part Three: The Development of Sound Cinema, 1926-1945
Chapter 9 The Introduction of Sound
Sound in the United States
Germany Challenges Hollywood
The USSR Pursues Its Own Path to Sound
The International Adoption of Sound

Chapter 10 The Hollywood Studio System, 1930-1945
The New Structure of the Film Industry
Exhibition Practice in the 1930s
Continued Innovation in Hollywood
Major Directors
Genre Innovations and Transformations
Animation and the Studio System

Chapter 11 Other Studio Systems
Quota Quickies and Wartime Pressures: The British Studios
Innovation within an Industry: The Studio System of Japan
India: An Industry Built on Music
China: Filmmaking Caught between Left and Right

Chapter 12 Cinema and the State: The USSR, Germany, and Italy, 1930-1945
The Soviet Union: Socialist Realism and World War II
The German Cinema under the Nazis
Italy: Propaganda versus Entertainment

Chapter 13 France: Poetic Realism, the Popular Front and the Occupation, 1930-1945
The Industry and Filmmaking during the 1930s
Poetic Realism
Brief Interlude: The Popular Front
Filmmaking in Occupied and Vichy France

Chapter 14 Leftist, Documentary, and Experimental Cinema, 1930-1945
The Spread of Political Cinema
Government- and Corporate-sponsored Documentaries
Wartime Documentaries
The International Experimental Cinema



Part Four: The Postwar Era, 1946-1960s
Chapter 15 American Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1946-1960
1946/1947/1948
The Decline of the Hollywood Studio System
The New Power of the Individual Film
The Rise of the Independents
Classical Hollywood Filmmaking: A Continuing Tradition
Major Directors: Several Generations

Chapter 16 Postwar European Cinema: Neorealism and its Context, 1945-1959
The Postwar Context
Film Industries and Film Culture
Italy: Neorealism and After
A Spanish Neorealism?

Chapter 17 Postwar European Cinema: France, Scandinavia, and Britain, 1945-1959
French Cinema of the Postwar Decade
Scandinavian Revival
England: Quality and Comedy

Chapter 18 Postwar Cinema Beyond the West, 1945-1959
General Tendencies
Japan
Postwar Cinema in the Soviet Sphere of Influence
People's Republic of China
India
Latin America

Chapter 19 Art Cinema and the Idea of Authorship
The Rise and Spread of the Auteur Theory
Authorship and the Growth of the Art Cinema
Luis Buñuel (1900-1983)
Ingmar Bergman (1918- )
Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998)
Federico Fellini (1920-1993)
Michelangelo Antonioni (1912- )
Robert Bresson (1907-1999)
Jacques Tati (1908-1982)
Satyajit Ray (1921-1992)

Chapter 20 New Waves and Young Cinema, 1958-1967
The Industries' New Needs
Formal and Stylistic Trends
France: New Wave and New Cinema
Italy: Young Cinema and Spaghetti Westerns
Great Britain: "Kitchen Sink" Cinema
Young German Film
New Cinema in the USSR and Eastern Europe
The Japanese New Wave
Brazil: Cinema Nôvo

Chapter 21 Documentary and Experimental Cinema in the Postwar Era, 1945-Mid-1960s
Toward the Personal Documentary
Direct Cinema
Experimental and Avant-garde Cinema



Part Five: The Contemporary Cinema Since the 1960s

Chapter 22 Hollywood's Fall and Rise, 1960-1980
1960s: The Film Industry in Recession
The New Hollywood: Late 1960s-Late 1970s
Opportunities for Independents

Chapter 23 Politically Critical Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s
Political Filmmaking in the Third World
Political Filmmaking in the First and Second Worlds

Chapter 24 Documentary and Experimental Film Since the Late 1960s
Documentary Cinema
From Structuralism to Pluralism in Avant-garde Cinema

Chapter 25 New Cinemas and New Developments: Europe and the USSR Since the 1970s
Western Europe
Eastern Europe and the USSR

Chapter 26 A Developing World: Continental and Subcontinental Cinemas since 1970 New Cinemas, New Audiences
African Cinema
Filmmaking in the Middle East
South America and Mexico: Interrupted Reforms and Partnerships with Hollywood Brazil
India: Mass Output and Art Cinema

Chapter 27 Cinema Rising: Pacific Asia and Oceania since 1970
Australia and New Zealand
Japan
Mainland China
New Cinemas in East Asia



Part Six: Cinema in the Age of New Media

Chapter 28 American Cinema and the Entertainment Economy: The 1980s and After
Hollywood, Cable Television, and Home Video
Concentration and Consolidation in the Film Industry
Artistic Trends
A New Age of Independent Cinema

Chapter 29 Toward a Global Film Culture
Hollyworld?
Regional Alliances and the New International Film
Diasporic Cinema
The Festival Circuit
Video Piracy: An Alternative Distribution System
Fan Subcultures: Appropriating the Movies

Chapter 30 Digital Technology and the Cinema
Digital Tools for Filmmaking
Distribution and Exhibition
New Media, Film, and Digital Convergence


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