The Routledge Companion to Film History

The Routledge Companion to Film History

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The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies. The volume is divided into two parts. The first is a set of eleven essays that approaches film history around the following themes: History of the moving image Film as art and popular culture Production process Evolution of sound Alternative modes: experimental, documentary, animation Cultural difference Filma€™s relationship to history The second is a critical dictionary that explains concepts, summarizes debates in film studies, defines technical terms, describes major periods and movements, and discusses historical situations and the film industry. The volume as a whole is designed as an active system of cross-references: readers of the essays are referred to dictionary entries (and vice versa) and both provide short bibliographies that encourage readers to investigate topics.... in buildings erected for the purpose, moving panoramas were normally presented in public venues, such as community halls, local opera houses, theaters, ... It was either surrounded by a freestanding frame or a€œcut outa€ from a drop curtain covering the front of the auditorium. ... Like the circular panorama, the Diorama was also a permanent urban attraction, a building functioning as a a€œ viewing machine.

Title:The Routledge Companion to Film History
Author:William Guynn
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-13


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