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Conclusion

Conclusion  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0008
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The ‘Conclusion’ looks to the future of historical investigation of the Soviet Union. A more sustained engagement with later Soviet civilization is needed. Changes in the Soviet order apart ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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What is cinema? What is history? And what is the history of cinema? Cinema is a complex of things: a technology, an industry, an art form, a way or ways of rendering the world as images and ... More
5. Cinema and the outer world

5. Cinema and the outer world  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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The world in which cinema grew up was one of constant change, not always for the better. There was technological change, of which the cinema itself was part. There were wars and ... More
6. Conclusion: seven epochs of cinema

6. Conclusion: seven epochs of cinema  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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The cinema has not developed in a straight line, nor has it simply progressed to greater and greater achievements. Instead, it developed in different ways in different places at different ... More
3. Partition and the ‘all-India’ film

3. Partition and the ‘all-India’ film  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191789694
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0003
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India officially became ‘independent’ in 1947 and a Republic in 1950. Neither were easy transitions. The cinema would inherit all of India’s political contradictions. It would soon become ... More
4. The new cinemas

4. The new cinemas  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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In 1956, a decade after Independence, India divided its regional states along linguistic lines. This politically-loaded decision opened up fraught histories that went back well over a ... More
3. The colour of money

3. The colour of money  

Michael Wood

in Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191775826
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803535.003.0003
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Film began as a very small business — a dramatic invention but a tiny piece of the world of entertainment — but before long a wildly profitable industry arose around it. ‘The colour of ... More
Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction  

Patricia Aufderheide

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.001.0001
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Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers and ... More
2. Subgenres

2. Subgenres  

Patricia Aufderheide

in Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2008
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‘Subgenres’ explores the different types of documentary that developed. Public affairs documentaries typically take a problem-oriented approach, promising an authoritative, ... More
The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

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Nov 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.001.0001
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Cinema was the first, and arguably the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that dominated the cultural life of the 20th century. It continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and ... More
3. Industry

3. Industry  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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The cinema is an industry, but it did not become an industry overnight, nor did it do so as an automatic consequence of its technological base. What set cinema on the road to becoming an ... More
Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

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Jul 2016
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.001.0001
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One film out of every five made anywhere comes from India. From its beginnings under colonial rule through to the heights of Bollywood, Indian cinema has challenged social injustices such ... More
2. Late colonial India

2. Late colonial India  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Between 1920 and 1931 India saw its first boom in indigenous film production. Indian cinema was clearly set to take-off, but where to? Both the boom in production, as well as the kind of ... More
5. Bollywood

5. Bollywood  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Indian cinema has historically assumed that its enormous local impact disqualifies it from imagining an audience beyond the domestic one. ‘Bollywood’ explains, however, that there has ... More
8. Digital cinema and the internet

8. Digital cinema and the internet  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0009
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The incorporation of digital images into film and television is as much a revolution as sound, color, or widescreen cinema. And as competition from small and international media companies ... More
Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Decherney

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.001.0001
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9780199943548
Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of Hollywood, from its nineteenth-century origins to the emergence of internet media empires. It recounts how the studio ... More
1. Defining the Documentary

1. Defining the Documentary  

Patricia Aufderheide

in Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2008
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9780199365494
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.003.0001
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Documentaries both inform and entertain. ‘Defining the documentary’ explores how film can tell a story about real life honestly, in good faith. Viewers expect to be told things about the ... More
7. Home video and Indiewood

7. Home video and Indiewood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0008
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9780199943548
‘Home video and Indiewood’ describes how in the 1970s and 1980s home video took Hollywood by surprise. The industry took time adjusting to the changes wrought by the new medium, but in the ... More
4. Cinema as art form

4. Cinema as art form  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0004
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9780198701774
In the years before World War I there were few people who thought that cinema was or might become an art form. From about 1910, however, signs emerged that cinema was on the road to ... More

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