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

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  1. 1 Origins to 1928
    1. 1 Setting the Stage
      1. Introduction to Volume I
      2. 1 Writing American Film History
    2. 2 Origins to 1914
      1. 2 The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
      2. 3 From Peep Show to Picture Palace
      3. 4 The Imagined Audience in the Nickelodeon Era
      4. 5 D. W. Griffith and the Development of American Narrative Cinema
      5. 6 Pink-Slipped
    3. 3 1915–1928
      1. 7 Women and the Silent Screen
      2. 8 “The Poor Little Rich Girl”
      3. 9 African-Americans and Silent Films
      4. 10 Chaplin and Silent Film Comedy
      5. 11 The Devil in the Details
      6. 12 Erich von Stroheim and Cecil B. DeMille
      7. 13 In the Trenches, On the Screen
      8. 14 American Modern
      9. 15 The Star System
      10. 16 Immigrant Stardom in Imperial America
      11. 17 Unsophisticated Lady
      12. 18 Two or Three Things We Thought We Knew about Silent Film Sound
      13. 19 Synchronized Sound Comes to the Cinema
    4. 4 Film and Culture: Summary Essays
      1. 20 Helios and the Apocalypse
      2. 21 Self-Reflection in American Silent Film
  2. 2 1929 to 1945
    1. 1 Setting the Stage
      1. Introduction to Volume II
      2. 22 Era of the Moguls
    2. 2 1929–1938
      1. 23 Re-visioning Frank Capra
      2. 24 “As Close to Real Life As Hollywood Ever Gets”
      3. 25 Early American Avant-Garde Cinema
      4. 26 1930s Documentary and Visual Culture
      5. 27 Hollywood and Spanish-Speaking Audiences
      6. 28 “Let 'Em Have It”
      7. 29 Landscapes of Fantasy, Gardens of Deceit
      8. 30 The Screwball Comedy
      9. 31 Cinema and the Modern Woman
      10. 32 Queering the (New) Deal
    3. 3 1939–1945
      1. 33 The Hollywood A-Production Western
      2. 34 There's No Place Like Home
      3. 35 The Magician
      4. 36 Classical Cel Animation, World War II, and Bambi
      5. 37 Friz Freleng's Jazz
      6. 38 Mapping Why We Fight
      7. 39 A Victory “Uneasy with Its Contrasts”
      8. 40 Hollywood Unions and Hollywood Blacklists
    4. 4 Film and Culture: Summary Essays
      1. 41 Hollywood as Historian, 1929–1945
      2. 42 Taking Stock at War's End
  3. 3 1946 to 1975
    1. 1 Setting the Stage
      1. Introduction to Volume III
      2. 43 Natalie Wood
      3. 44 Truthmovies Are Just Beginning
    2. 2 1946–1955
      1. 45 The Politics of Force of Evil
      2. 46 The Gun in the Briefcase
      3. 47 The Actors Studio in the Early Cold War
      4. 48 Hollywood at the Margins
      5. 49 Authorship and Billy Wilder
      6. 50 Laughter and Agony in Minnelli's The Long, Long Trailer
      7. 51 “Got-to-See”
    3. 3 1956–1965
      1. 52 Cold War Thrillers
      2. 53 American Underground Film
      3. 54 Adults Only
      4. 55 Black Representation in Independent Cinema
    4. 4 1966–1975
      1. 56 Cinema Direct and Indirect
      2. 57 “The Rise of a Film Generation”
      3. 58 Comedy and the Dismantling of the Hollywood Western
      4. 59 The New Hollywood
      5. 60 The Rise and Fall of Blaxploitation
      6. 61 “One Big Lousy X”
      7. 62 Pornography in the Cinema
      8. 63 Nashville: Putting on the Show
    5. 5 Film and Culture: Summary Essays
      1. 64 American Film Criticism
      2. 65 It's Only a Movie
      3. 66 Cinema and the Age of Television, 1946–1975
  4. 4 1976 to the Present
    1. 1 Setting the Stage
      1. Introduction to Volume IV
      2. 67 Seismic Shifts in the American Film Industry
      3. 68 Independent Film
    2. 2 1976–1988
      1. 69 Reclaiming the Black Family
      2. 70 Feminism, Cinema, and Film Criticism
      3. 71 American Avant-Garde Cinema from 1970 to the Present
      4. 72 A Reintroduction to the American Horror Film
      5. 73 Charting the Middle Course
      6. 74 Back to the Future
      7. 75 Eros and Thanatos
    3. 3 1989–1998
      1. 76 Oliver Stone
      2. 77 Black Crossover Cinema
      3. 78 The Queer 1990s
      4. 79 24/7
      5. 80 Plasmatics and Prisons
    4. 4 1999–Present
      1. 81 Mainstream Documentary since 1999
      2. 82 Truthiness Is Stranger than Fictition
      3. 83 The Coen Brothers and the Post–Hollywood Studio Era
      4. 84 “Asia” as Global Hollywood Commodity
      5. 85 The Blockbuster Superhero
      6. 86 Computer Animation
      7. 87 Limited Engagement
      8. 88 American Film After 9/11
    5. 5 Film and Culture: Summary Essays
      1. 89 The Biggest Independent Pictures Ever Made
      2. 90 The End of Cinema (As We Know It)

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