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Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema

Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema (Hardback)

By Alberti, John

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Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social, technological and po...litical forces that have shaped cinematic output and the varied impacts cinema of on US society. Each chapter has a series of illuminating key features, including: Now Playing, focusing on films as cinematic events, from The Birth of a Nation to Gone with the Wind to Titanic, to place the reader in the social context of those viewing the films for the first time In Development, exploring changing genres, from the melodrama to the contemporary super hero movies, The Names Above and Below the Title, portraying the impact and legacy of central figures, including Florence Lawrence, Orson Welles and Wes Anderson Case studies, analyzing key elements of films in more depth Glossary terms featured throughout the text, to aid non-specialist students and expand the readers understanding of changing screen cultures. Screen Ages illustrates how the history of US cinema has always been and continues to be one of multiple screens, audiences, venues, and markets. It is an essential text for all those wanting to understand of power of American cinema throughout history and the challenges for its future. The book is also supported by a companion website, featuring additional case studies, an interactive blog, a quiz bank for each chapter and an online chapter, Screen Ages Today that will be updated to discuss the latest developments in American cinema.
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ISBN 9780415535519
Released AU 9 Feb 2015
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780415535519
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 9 Feb 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Alberti, John
Category Media Studies
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 791.430973
Weight 907g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Motion pictures - History - United States, Motion picture industry - History - United States
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education