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An introduction to world cinema
Gazetas, Aristides, 1930-
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2000]

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viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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This volume, a history of film as an art form and tool for social and political change, temporally extends from the invention of motion pictures to the impact of D.W. Griffith on Soviet montage, from postwar Japanese and German cinema to postcolonial third cinema.

Author Notes

Aristides Gazetas is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Department of Theatre and Film

Table of Contents

Siegfried KracauerAndre BazinCesare ZavattiniAllen ThiherPeter LevTrinh T. Minh-Ha and Judith Mayne
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
1. The Invention of Motion Pictures: 1895-1910p. 7
2. Early Narratives and the Nickelodeonsp. 17
3. D. W. Griffith and Cinematic Language: 1910-1919p. 27
4. UFA and the German Studio System: 1919-1925p. 37
Critical Essay: "Caligari"p. 47
5. The Impact of D. W. Griffith on Soviet Montage: 1919-1925p. 57
6. The French Avant-Garde Tradition and Surrealismp. 70
7. Hollywood Silent Films in the Jazz Age: 1919-1929p. 80
8. Hollywood and the Sound Films of the 1930sp. 94
9. French Cinema of the 1930sp. 103
Critical Essay: "The Evolution of the Language of Cinema"p. 111
10. The Hollywood Golden Years: 1930-1945p. 120
11. Italian Neorealist Cinema: 1945-1954p. 133
Critical Essay: "Some Ideas on the Cinema"p. 143
12. Hollywood at War--Postwar Paranoia: 1940-1954p. 151
13. Postwar Japanese Cinema: 1950-1990p. 161
14. Hollywood in Transition and Decline: 1955-1962p. 171
15. Symbolist Traditions in the Cinema: 1950s-1970sp. 182
16. The French New Wave, Part One: 1957-1968p. 194
17. The French New Wave, Part Two: 1959-1980p. 203
Critical Essay: "L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad: The Narration of Narration"p. 211
18. Postwar British New Cinema: 1956-1972p. 220
19. The Italian Cinema of Fellini and Antonionip. 229
20. Hollywood Revival and the Anti-Myth Era: 1964-1976p. 240
Critical Essay: "Blow-Up, Swinging London, and the Film Generation"p. 251
21. New Italian Cinema of Pasolini and Bertoluccip. 257
22. Postwar German Cinemap. 267
23. New American Auteurs: Allen, Altman and Coppolap. 276
24. Revisiting Genre Films in the 1980s and 1990sp. 288
25. Third Cinema and Post-Colonial Narratives in Africa, Latin America and Asiap. 296
Critical Essay: "From a Hybrid Place"p. 305
26. Revisioning History: Contesting Colonialismp. 313
Indexp. 325