9780131874572

Flashback : A Brief History of Film

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131874572

  • ISBN 10:

    0131874578

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2006
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this "no-nonsense" book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.Film discussions include titles such asForrest Gump, Jurassic Park, There's Something About Mary, Face Off, the Lion King, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Choosing Amy, The Piano, Menace II Society, Sweet Hereafter, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in live, The Full Monty, The Crying Game, Life is Beautiful, and like Water for Chocolate.For anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.

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