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by Virginia Wright Wexman

  • ISBN: 0205625282
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Virginia Wright Wexman
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7 edition (February 21, 2009)
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • FB2 size: 1388 kb
  • EPUB size: 1987 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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This book highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts.

By (author) Virginia Wright Wexman. Format Paperback 480 pages.

Trade organization that self-centered the content of the film's produced, bargained with foreign governments regarding export abroad, and preformed other functions on behalf of the industry as a whole. The exhibitor had to rent films in packages that included the "dogs" along with the "hits;" this assured some return on even the weakest items in a studio's annual program.

This text highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts.

The 7th Virginia Regiment was raised on January 11, 1776, at Gloucester, Virginia, for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown (after which it wintered at Valley Forge), Battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Charleston. Most of the regiment was captured at Charlestown, South Carolina, on May 12, 1780, by the British and the regiment was formally disbanded on January 1, 1783.

by Virginia Wright Wexman.

Author: Wexman, Virginia Wright. Shelf: 791/43/09/WEX/2006. Notes: Rev. ed. of: A history of film, Jack C. Ellis, Virginia Wright Wexman.

A history of film, Virginia Wright Wexman. Title: A history of film, Virginia Wright Wexman. Author: Wexman, Virginia Wright. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Substantially revised for the Seventh Edition, A History of Film is a comprehensive international survey of film from its beginnings to the present.

This book highlights the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This Seventh Edition incorporates major revisions designed to improve the book’s focus and update its coverage.


Reviews about A History of Film (7th Edition) (7):
Swift Summer
First of all, a new edition is due early next year. That and the high price of this textbook were why I rented instead of buying. I didn't expect the book to interest me after my class was over; however, I loved the book! It is very well written and covers its broad subject very well. The world is pretty big, so there were some weaker parts. I don't think the authors understood Yasujiro Ozu's films and their explanation of "mono no aware" sounded wrong to me. Cultural relativism. The Asian chapter is too short for a very important region of cinema. There was no mention of Hong Kong car chase films, which are important. The South American section could be improved, and so could the European. More could be said about Alfred Hitchcock and about action and animated films. This edition stops around 2007, so it really needs an update. Michael Haneke has emerged since then as one of the greatest directors in the world. Animated films are more prominent, as are special effects based on computer processing, as in "Black Swan." Superhero films have become more prominent, and there are adaptations of graphic novels, such as "Road to Perdtition." Even at its high price, I'm likely to buy the new edition, since the book is a really excellent introduction to Film History, worth reviewing.
SiIеnt
This book is a great overview on the short history of film.

If you're looking for a really in-depth exploration of historic cinema, this might not be your best buy. It talks about large diverse movements in broad strokes and generalizations.

It does, however, work as a great overview of the most distinct movements of cinema. While it doesn't go into great detail, it does cover a great range. For example, the chapter on Italian Neorealism avoided focusing on just "la strada" and "ladri di biciclette" - it branched out to mention a broad range of directors and films that I felt accurately represented the movement in only a couple of pages. I'm confident that the rest of the chapters were just as good at fully exploring their genres and eras.

I recommend it for a broad coverage, a fairly light read.
avanger
The book is very worn down. For what I paid to rent the book I don't feel the price was fair. I use this book everyday and I feel like it will fall part.
White_Nigga
Well done book!
Qulcelat
quite the horrible outdated textbook, Sadley even my prof hates it but is forced to use it by the English department at my university.
Mr_Jeйson
this book was purchased as required for a college Film class as a Cinema Major. However, I had decided to keep it as it provides a strong background and reference for film studies
Nalaylewe
Thank you!!
Very informative. I'm not sure what else to put here.

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