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History of Film David Parkinson

History of Film By David Parkinson

History of Film by David Parkinson


$40.99
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Summary

Offers an analysis of the history of film. This title traces the evolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows to the digital film-making of the 21st century. It provides chapter maps developments in the form and technology across the world from the mid-1990s to today.

History of Film Summary

History of Film by David Parkinson

In this lively and up-to-date analysis of the history of film, David Parkinson traces the evolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows to the digital film-making of the 21st century. Engaging text is supplemented by 156 illustrations to give a stimulating account of both aesthetic and technical changes in film since its invention. A new final chapter maps developments in form and technology across the world from the mid-1990s to today, examining experiments in three-dimensionality, the revival of animation and the democratization of film-making following the digital revolution. Well-known films such as Slumdog Millionaire, House of Flying Daggers and the Lord of the Rings trilogy are considered alongside lesser-known releases, placing each film within the broader context of cinematic history. Alongside the film trends in the US, UK, France and Germany, Parkinson highlights the best work to have emerged globally, from Poland and the Czech Republic to Iran and Israel, from India and South Africa to China, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. With a fully updated glossary and bibliography, History of Film continues to be the definitive survey of this most dynamic and popular art form.

History of Film Reviews

'Impressively thorough ... adeptly articulates the contributions of particular directors and movements and provides succinct social and historical context for the subject' - Publishers Weekly
'Always readable...the detail and research are top stuff' - Cinemart
'Concise, serious, but very readable' - Library Review

About David Parkinson

David Parkinson is a freelance film critic and historian. He is a contributing editor at Empire magazine, and also writes for Radio Times, the Oxford Times, the Guardian and MovieMail. He runs a popular weekly film blog on the Guardian entitled 'Ask Parky', in which he uses his expertise to answer readers' questions.

Additional information

GOR005806747
9780500204108
0500204101
History of Film by David Parkinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20120910
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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