The Oxford History of World Cinema

Author(s): Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (Editor)


From its humble beginnings as a novelty in a handful of cities, cinema has risen to become a billion- dollar industry and the most spectacular and original contemporary art form. It has spread to all parts of the globe, and is enjoyed by audiences that cut across all sections of society.The Oxford History of World Cinema traces the history of this enduringly popular entertainment medium. Covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact, the book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, fromanimation to the Avant-Garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. An international team of distinguished film historians tells the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel; other chapters outline the evolution of national cinemasround the world - the varied and distinctive filmic traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. A unique aspect of the book are the special inset features on the film-makers and personalities - Garbo and Godard, Keaton and Kurosawa, Bugs Bunny and Bergman - who have had an enduring impact inpopular memory and cinematic lore. With over 300 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, this is the buff's ultimate guide to cinema worldwide.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780198112570
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : 2.1
  • : November 1996
  • : 1.996 Inches X 7.75 Inches X 10 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (Editor)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 846