The Oxford History of World Cinema

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 ...

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198742425

Category: History

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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

The Oxford History of World Cinema

On the one hand the book tells the history of the cinema as a single global phenomenon, spreading rapidly across the world and controlled, to a large degree, by a single set of interlocking commercial interests.

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191518188

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 846

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The Oxford History of World Cinema is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the Cinema ever undertaken. It traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. The book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the Avant-Garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong, with an international team of distinguished film historians telling the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel. Other chapters outline the evolution of national cinemas round the world - the varied and distinctive filmic traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. Also included are over 140 special inset features on the film-makers and personalities - Garbo and Godard, Keaton and Kurosawa, Bugs Bunny and Bergman - who have had an enduring impact in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 300 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, The Oxford History of World Cinema is an invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the student and general reader.

Remapping World Cinema

For example , in the organisation of Geoffrey Nowell - Smith's The Oxford History of World Cinema , US cinema does not feature as a ' national cinema ' but occupies a central position against which all national cinemas must somehow ...

Author: Stephanie Dennison

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764622

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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"Covering a broad scope, this collection examines the cinemas of Europe, East Asia, India, Africa and Latin America, and will be of interest to scholars and students of film studies, cultural studies and postcolonial studies, as well as to film enthusiasts keen to explore a wider range of world cinema."--Jacket.

Cinema

The Oxford History of World Cinema, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 310–11. O'Sullivan, T., Hartley, J., Saunders, D., Montgomery, M., and Fisk, J. (1994) Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies, 2nd edition, ...

Author: Gordon Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000183917

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Cinema: A Visual Anthropology provides a clear and concise summary of the key ideas, debates, and texts of the most important approaches to the study of fiction film from around the world. The book examines ways to address film and film experience beyond the study of the audience. Cross-disciplinary in scope, Cinema uses ideas and approaches both from within and outside of anthropology to further students' knowledge of and interest in fiction film. Including selected, globally based case studies to highlight and exemplify important issues, the book also contains suggested Further Reading for each chapter, for students to expand their learning independently. Exploring fundamental methods and approaches to engage this most interesting and vibrant of media, Cinema will be essential reading for students of anthropology and film.

The History of Cinema

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith defines the field of cinema, and explores its fascinating history within the cultural and aesthetic sphere.

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198701774

Category: ART

Page: 145

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Geoffrey Nowell-Smith defines the field of cinema, and explores its fascinating history within the cultural and aesthetic sphere. Considering the influences of the other art forms from which it arose, he looks at how technological advances have opened up new horizons for the cinema industry.

Concepts of Culture

Paolo Cherchi Usai, “Origins and Survival,” in The Oxford History of World Cinema, ed. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 12. Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Fables of the Reconstruction,” Chicago Reader, ...

Author: Adam Muller

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 9781552381670

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

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How do we define culture? To what uses should our concept of culture be put? What costs and benefits do these uses entail? Adam Muller brings together a diverse group of emerging and established scholars to probe the nature of the concept of culture while shedding light on its many different applications and contexts of use. In particular, they examine the assumed unity of culture and with arguments being made for and against over discussions of popular culture, film, globalization, sport, aesthetics, and human values. This volume brings together a variety of perspectives to add much-needed substance to our understanding of the history and politics of culture. Rigorous and interdisciplinary, Concepts of Culture secures a place for analytic philosophy, humanism, and liberal political theory in the ongoing discussion of exactly what culture is and how culture works.

One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema

In The Oxford History of World Cinema . Ed . Geoffrey Nowell - Smith . London : Oxford University Press , 1996. 436-42 . - ' Introduction . ' In The Oxford History of World Cinema . Ed . Geoffrey NowellSmith .

Author: George Melnyk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802084443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

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Melnyk argues passionately that Canadian cinema has never been a singular entity, but has continued to speak in the languages and in the voices of Canada's diverse population.

The Death of Classical Cinema

Eric Rentschler, “Germany: Nazism and After,” in Oxford History of World Cinema, ed. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 382. 9. Roger Greenspun, “The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse,” Film Comment (March ...

Author: Joe McElhaney

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791481110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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A study of three classical filmmakers and the films they made at the cusp of the modernist movement in cinema.

World Literature Transnational Cinema and Global Media

One textbook, such as Geoffrey Nowell-Smith's The Oxford History of World Cinema, employs the term to designate the total global sum of film production, while Shohini Chaudhuri's Contemporary World Cinema limits its survey to films from ...

Author: Robert Stam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429767395

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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With extraordinary transnational and transdisciplinary range, World Literature, Transnational Cinema, and Global Media comprehensively explores the genealogies, vocabularies, and concepts orienting the fields within literature, cinema, and media studies. Orchestrating a layered conversation between arts, disciplines, and media, Stam argues for their "mutual embeddedness" and their shared "in-between" territories. Rather than merely adding to the existing scholarship, the book builds a relational framework through the connectivities within literature, cinema, music, and media that opens up analysis to new categories and concepts, while crossing spatial, temporal, theoretical, disciplinary, and mediatic borders. The book also questions an array of hierarchies: literature over cinema; source novel over adaptation; feature film over documentary; erudite over vernacular culture; Western modernisms over "peripheral" modernisms; classical over popular music; written poetry over sung poetry, and so forth. The book is structured around the concept of the "commons," forming a strong thread which links various struggles against "enclosures" of all kinds, with emphasis on natural, indigenous, cultural, creative, digital, and the transdisciplinary commons. World Literature, Transnational Cinema, and Global Media is ideal to further the theoretical discussion for those undergraduate and graduate departments in cinema studies, media studies, arts and art history, communications, journalism, and new digital media programs at all levels.

AS Film Studies

The Oxford History of World Cinema, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York Belton, J. (1996b) 'Newtechnologies' in NowellSmith, G. (ed.) The Oxford History of World Cinema,OxfordUniversity Press, Oxford andNew York Finler, ...

Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135226602

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 567

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AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC AS level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition follows the new WJEC syllabus for 2008 teaching onwards and has a companion website with additional resources for students and teachers. Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than 100 colour photographs and is jam packed with features such as: Case studies relevant to the 2008 specification Activities on films including Little Miss Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean & The Descent Key terms Example exam questions Suggestions for further reading and website resources