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A Short History of Film, Second Edition, provides a concise and accurate overview of the history of world cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from 1896 through 2012. Accompanied by more than 250 rare color and black-and-white stills--including many from recent films--the new edition is unmatched in its panoramic view, conveying a sense of cinema's sweep in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as it is practiced in the United States and around the world.

Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster present new and amended coverage of the industry in addition to updating the birth and death dates and final works of notable directors. Their expanded focus on key films brings the book firmly into the digital era and chronicles the death of film as a production medium.

The book takes readers through the invention of the kinetoscope, the introduction of sound and color between the two world wars, and ultimately the computer-generated imagery of the present day. It details significant periods in world cinema, including the early major industries in Europe, the dominance of the Hollywood studio system in the 1930s and 1940s, and the French New Wave of the 1960s. Attention is given to small independent efforts in developing nations and the more personal independent film movement that briefly flourished in the United States, the significant filmmakers of all nations, and the effects of censorship and regulation on production everywhere. In addition, the authors incorporate the stories of women and other minority filmmakers who have often been overlooked in other texts.

"This book provides an overview of the last hundred plus years of international film history. For a compact volume, 384 pages of text, it provides surprisingly comprehensive coverage. A good and affordable reference guide for students of film."--Saul J. Amdursky (PLA)

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Selected as an Outstanding University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Usage, American Association of University PressesSelected as a Most Significant University Press Title for undergraduates by Choice.

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Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies, University of Nebraska. He is editor of the 'Quarterly Review of Film and Video' and his publications include 'Visions of Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema' (20030 and 'Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader' (2002). Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is a professor, Department of English, University of Nebraska. Her books include 'Class Passing: Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture' (2005).

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