The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/24/2017
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and over the years has seen smaller wars, revolutions, and profound social changes. Its history reflects this changing landscape, and, more than any other art form, developments in technology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to color, and considers its genres from intellectual art house to mass market entertainment.
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