The eleventh edition of "A Short History of the Movies" continues its long-standing tradition of scrupulously accurate details, up-to-date information, and jargon-free writing style that has made it the most widely adopted film history textbook. This edition offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film. From the early experiments with motion photography, through the American studio years of the 1930's and 1940's, from Neorealism and the New Wave, up to the present age of digital cinema, "A Short History of Film "provides a comprehensive presentation of the history of cinema. This eleventh edition has been revised and updated to include current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers.
Before the Civil War, most Southern white people were as strongly committed to freedom for their kind as to slavery for African Americans. This study views that tragic reality through the lens of eight authors - representatives of a South that seemed, to them, destined for greatness but was, we know, on the brink of destruction. Exceptionally able and ambitious, these men and women won repute among the educated middle classes in the Southwest, South and the nation, even amid sectional tensions. Although they sometimes described liberty in the abstract, more often these authors discussed its practical significance: what it meant for people to make life's important choices freely and to be responsible for the results. They publicly insisted that freedom caused progress, but hidden doubts clouded this optimistic vision. Ultimately, their association with the oppression of slavery dimmed their hopes for human improvement, and fear distorted their responses to the sectional crisis.
If you love romance up on the silver screen, this quiz deckâ€™s got a date with you! From City Lights to Casablanca, from Gone With the Wind to Ghostâ€”Swept Away tests your knowledge of romantic movies in a Q&A format enriched by informed, engaging prose. The 48 cards pose questions about plots, actors, directors, screenwriters, and more: Which fairytale romance launched Audrey Hepburn into stardom? What glamorous Hollywood icon graced the 1939 comedy Ninotchka? How many of Bill Murrayâ€™s romantic roles can you name? The card backs have the answers, along with entertaining background notes. Surveying eight decades of romance films, Swept Away is equally enjoyable as a solo read or lively multiplayer trivia game. Pass the popcorn, please!