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

The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film provides a chronological portrait of American film history from its origins to the present day. Taken as a whole, the essays in this collection represent a comprehensive and nuanced overview of American film history from the intersecting perspectives of industry, audiences, aesthetics, culture, politics, issues, and ideology.

Comprising over 90 essays and richly illustrated with over 200 images, this ambitious new 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

 

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Praise for The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film

"A comprehensive and multifaceted overview of American film from its beginnings... Highly recommended for lovers of film, film history, and American culture."
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