Twelve Years a Slave
Score: 4.5
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Twelve Years a Slave


  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 5060686 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe story that inspired the major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt, directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery. This beautifully designed ebook edition of Twelve Years a Slave features an introduction by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the bestselling author of Wench.Solomon Northup was an entrepreneur and dedicated family man, father to three young children, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. What little free time he had after long days of manual and farm labor, he spent reading books and playing the violin. Though his father was born into slavery, Solomon was born and lived...

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.
Score: 3.5
From 209 Ratings

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.


  • Author: Sam Wasson
  • Release Date : 2010-06-22
  • Genre: Film
  • File Size: 2079471 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People “A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress the movie made famous.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times “Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian.” – The New Yorker “Reads like carefully crafted fiction…[Wasson] carries the reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, while also noting Hepburn’s impact on fashion (Givenchy’s little black dress), Hollywood glamour, sexual politics, and the new morality. Capote would have been entranced.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Sam Wasson’s exquisite portrait of Audrey Hepburn peels backs her sweet facade to rev...

History on Film film on History

History on Film film on History


  • Author : Robert A. Rosenstone
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0582505844


History on Film film on History Book Description :

Fictional films tell true historical stories... Film and History is a compelling and unique overview of the cinema and its relationship with history, ranging from the ancient world to the modern day. This is the first book of its kind to offer such a broad historical and theoretical portrayal of the rapidly-growing sub field of history and film. Rosenstone introduces the varieties, types and traditions of historical films made worldwide and sets this against the changing ways in which historians and other public critics debate the portrayal of history in modern film....

Film History

Film History


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019236071


Film History Book Description :

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Movie History  A Survey

Movie History A Survey


  • Author : Douglas Gomery
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136835254


Movie History A Survey Book Description :

Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And each chapter includes a compelling case study that highlights an important moment in movie history and, at the same time, subtly introduces a methodological approach. This book is a pleasure to read and to teach. Peter Decherney, University of Pennsylvania, USA In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the development of film around the world, the book gives us examples of how to do film history, including organizing the details and discussing t...

Film History  Theory and Practice

Film History Theory and Practice


  • Author : Robert Clyde Allen
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release Date : 1985-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021629584


Film History Theory and Practice Book Description :

Contents - Film History as History, Researching Film History, Reading Film History, Aesthetic Film History, Technological Film History, Economic Film History, Social Film History, Writing Film History, Reintegrating Film History, a Selective Guide to Reading....

The New Film History

The New Film History


  • Author : J. Chapman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-04-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230206229


The New Film History Book Description :

The first major overview of the field of film history in twenty years, this book offers a wide-ranging account of the methods, sources and approaches used by modern film historians. The key areas of research are analysed, alongside detailed case studies centred on well-known American, Australian, British and European films....

Film and History

Film and History


  • Author : James Chapman
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137367327


Film and History Book Description :

Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium? Written for both students and teachers, Film and History: • provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates • charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right • considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice • includes case studies to ground discu...

A Critical History of German Film
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Critical History of German Film


  • Author : Stephen Brockmann
  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571134684


A Critical History of German Film Book Description :

A historical survey of German films as works of art from the beginnings to the present, suitable for classroom use....

The History of Cinema

The History of Cinema


  • Author : Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198701774


The History of Cinema Book Description :

Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience for people the world over. Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and over the years has seen smaller wars, revolutions, and profound social changes. Its history reflects this changing landscape, and, more than any other art form, developments in technology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to color, and consider...

Nonfiction Film

Nonfiction Film


  • Author : Richard Meran Barsam
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0253207061


Nonfiction Film Book Description :

"Richard Barsam has given us as comprehensive a study of the origins and development of the nonfiction mode in motion pictures as we are ever likely to have in one volume. He draws on all the major written sources and many which are little known, and he shares with us many eloquent descriptions of the films themselves, giving us a valuable textbook." --Richard Dyer MacCann " . . . superb work . . . " --Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television...

Documentary
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Documentary


  • Author : Erik (Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Barnouw, Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Columbia University)
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195078985


Documentary Book Description :

Presents a history of the documentary film...