DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 55 000 books.
Search: 


📙 The Oxford History of World Cinema by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith — free download


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. Though we often consider cinema to be synonymous with ''Hollywood,'' in truth, it has spread to all parts of the globe, and is enjoyed by audiences that cut across all sections of society. In The Oxford History of World Cinema, a worldwide team of experts 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, from animation 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, and they outline the evolution of national cinemas round 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 in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 280 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, this is the buff's ultimate guide to cinema worldwide. From the silent film era to the first ''talkies,'' from martial-arts thrillers to reflective costume dramas, from the talents of actors to the talents of special-effects wizards, cinema has enjoyed a unique and highly visible history. The Oxford History of World Cinema charts this history with all of the impact of the artform itself, and will delight anyone who has ever spent an evening at the movies.

About book:

About file:

  • File size: 6 234 415
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Directory of World Cinema: Germany
Directory of World Cinema: Germany download pdf by Michelle Langford

From bleak expressionist works to the edgy political works of the New German Cinema to the feel-good Heimat films of the postwar era, Directory of World Cinema: Germany aims to offer a wider film and cultural context for the films that have emerged from G...

The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese
The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese free pdf by Mark T. Conard

Academy Award--winning director Martin Scorsese is one of the most significant American filmmakers in the history of cinema. Although best known for his movies about gangsters and violence, such as Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, and Taxi Driver, Scorse...

From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776
From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 free download by George C. Herring

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony t...

American Women's History: A Student Companion
American Women's History: A Student Companion pdf free by Glenna Matthews

An encyclopedia of American women's history, this comprehensive reference book features in-depth articles on trends (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social movements (civil rights, feminism), ideas and concepts (domesticity, consciousness-raising), ins...

The Church in Africa, 1450-1950 (Oxford History of the Christian Church)
The Church in Africa, 1450-1950 (Oxford History of the Christian Church) free download by Adrian Hastings

Covering five centuries--from the rise of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the 15th century and the early Portuguese missionaries right through to the Church and its key role in Africa today--this major new volume is the first complete history of the Chri...

Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies
Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies free pdf by Martha McCaughey, Neal King

''Too violent? Too sexy? Too passive? Too tough? The first book-length treatment of violent women in the movies, Reel Knockouts aims to provoke engagement and launch debate. What do women want these days? Who wants violent women? How? Why? From Hong Kong ...

World cinemas, transnational perspectives
World cinemas, transnational perspectives free epub by Natasa DМЊurovicМЊova; Kathleen E Newman

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir
Historical Dictionary of Film Noir free download by Andrew Spicer

Film noir—literally ''black cinema''—is the label customarily given to a group of black and white American films, mostly crime thrillers, made between 1940 and 1959. Today there is considerable dispute about what are the shared features that classify a no...

Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore
Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore pdf free by James T. Patterson

In Restless Giant, acclaimed historical author James Patterson provides a crisp, concise assessment of the twenty-seven years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves togeth...

Numerical Methods
Numerical Methods free download by Dahlquist G., Bjorck A.

This graduate textbook introduces numerical methods for approximating mathematical problems which often occur as subproblems or computational details of larger problems. Originally published as Numeriska metoder by CWK Gleerup in 1969, this is an unabridg...

Numerische Mathematic Bd. 47 - 66

Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics. Special Volume
Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics. Special Volume free download by W.H.A. SCHILDERS, E.J.W. TER MATEN, Philippe G. Ciarlet

This special volume provides a broad overview and insight in the way numerical methods are being used to solve the wide variety of problems in the electronics industry. Furthermore its aim is to give researchers from other fields of application the opport...

  Numerical solution of Variational Inequalities by Adaptive Finite Elements

  Numerical Modelling of Discrete Materials in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences: Proceedings of the First International UDEC/3DEC ... Germany, 29 September - 1 October 2004
Numerical Modelling of Discrete Materials in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences: Proceedings of the First International UDEC/3DEC ... Germany, 29 September - 1 October 2004 free epub by Heinz Konietzky

In this fully up-to-date volume, important new developments and applications of discrete element modelling are highlighted and brought together for presentation at the First International UDEC/3DEC Symposium. Papers covered the following key areas: * beh...

Numerical Solution of Elliptic Equations
Numerical Solution of Elliptic Equations free pdf by Garrett Birkhoff

A concise survey of the current state of knowledge in 1972 about solving elliptic boundary-value eigenvalue problems with the help of a computer. This volume provides a case study in scientific computing -- the art of utilizing physical intuition, mathema...

Numerical simulations - applications, examples and theory

Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer
Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer free download by Baumgarte T.W., Shapiro S.L.

Aimed at students and researchers entering the field, this pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity will also interest scientists seeking a broad survey of its challenges and achievements. Assuming only a basic knowledge of classical general relat...

Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations

Numerical methods of statistics
Numerical methods of statistics free pdf by Monahan J.F.

This book explains how computer software is designed to perform the tasks required for sophisticated statistical analysis. For statisticians, it examines the nitty-gritty computational problems behind statistical methods. For mathematicians and computer s...