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.
With a reverent belief that the Heavenly Father is well pleased when his children not only appreciate His gracious dealings with them, but with loving gratitude let it be known to the world, this brief history of his leadings for twenty-seven years is given to the public. Should the reader detect errors in data here contained, kindly indulgence is begged and a charitable thought to the diverse and often meager sources from which information has been gleaned with untiring patience. Time and space have been allowed for allusion to only a very few of the choice spirits, whose deeds of sacrifice for this enterprise might justly fill the pages of its history. Many of these women are seldom seen or heard in public and their names are comparatively unknown outside their own circ le of friends, but their adherence to convictions of duty merits the highest commendation. In the schoolroom, in the shop, at the desk, in the solitude of the bereaved home, amid the cares of large households, with the ringing prattle of (childhood about them, their busy brains have planned, their hands have executed, and their hearts have prayed. Their counsels, interest, and labors have been unflagging and unfailing. For the speedy forgiveness of mistakes and for signal blessings that have contributed to make the record of this organization one of uninterrupted growth and progress, We thank thee, O Lord. Mary A. Lewis Ocean Park, Maine, Jan. 1, 1900
The block-busted, short-cut guide to the movies for kids. Over 300 film entries, sub-divided into key categories (including starred choices for boys, girls and the whole family), reviews, fascinating facts plus when to fast forward to the best bits. Also includes, the greatest movie gaffs, great quotes, catch phrases, songs, scary moments, funny moments and the worse films ever.