The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film

The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film

Online ISBN: 9780470671153

DOI: 10.1002/9780470671153

Editor(s): Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon

About this Book

Comprising over 90 essays and richly illustrated with over 200 images The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film provides a chronological portrait of American film history from its origins to the present day.

This collection brings you:

  • Discussions of the industrial and institutional components of film history, including multiple modes of production, distribution, and marketing
  • Investigations into the political, social, and economic factors that informed industry change and framed the reception of films  
  • Engaging close readings and in-depth analysis of canonical and non-canonical films
  • Profiles of essential industry figures - major directors, stars, and producers - along with important figures outside the industrial mainstream
  • An exploration of the history of film criticism and culture, and central issues in American film historiography
  • The most authoritative collection of fresh investigations available in one state-of-the-art resource