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Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

Abstract

A wide-ranging introduction to film history, this book covers the history of film from 1895 to the present day. The book is arranged chronologically, and each chapter contains an introduction by the editors on the key developments within the period, followed by a classic piece of historical research about that period. Various types of film history are undertaken in the chapters, so that readers can become familiar with different types of film historical research. For example, topics include the history of audiences; exhibition; marketing; censorship; aesthetic history; political history; and h ... More

Keywords: film history, history of audiences, exhibition, marketing, censorship, aesthetic history, political history, historical reception studies, narrative history, historical turn

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748619061
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Grainge, editor

Mark Jancovich, editor

Sharon Monteith, editor

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Front Matter

Part 1 Film History from its Origins to 1945

1 The Emergence of Cinema

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

2 Organising Early Film Audiences

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

3 Nationalism, Trade and Market Domination

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

4 Establishing Classical Norms

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

5 The Age of the Dream Palace and the Rise of the Star System

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

6 Competing with Hollywood: National Film Industries Outside Hollywood

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

7 The Rise of the Studios and the Coming of Sound

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

8 Realism, Nationalism and ‘Film Culture’

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

9 Adjustment, Depression and Regulation

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

10 Totalitarianism, Dictatorship and Propaganda

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

11 The Common People, Historic Drama and Preparations for War

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

12 Wartime, Unity and Alienation

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

Part II Film History from 1946 to the Present

14 The Politics of Polarisation: Affluence, Anxiety and the Cold War

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

15 Cinematic Spectacles and the Rise of the Independents

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

16 New Waves, Specialist Audiences and Adult Films

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

17 Radicalism, Revolution and Counter-Cinema

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

18 Modernism, Nostalgia and the Hollywood Renaissance

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

19 From Movie Brats to Movie Blockbusters

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

20 The Exhibitors Strike Back: Multiplexes, Video and the Rise of Home Cinema

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

21 Postmodernism, High Concept and Eighties Excess

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

22 Cults, Independents and ‘Guerrilla’ Filmmaking

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

23 From Cinemas to Theme Parks: Conglomeration, Synergy and Multimedia

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

24 Globalisation and the New Millennium

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

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