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3. Paris and magnetic appeal

3. Paris and magnetic appeal  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0004
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‘Paris and magnetic appeal’ gives a brief history of the French capital. In the 1850s Paris was modernized under the guidance of Haussmann, who introduced, sewers, sidewalks, green spaces, ... More
1. The political popular

1. The political popular  

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/9780198723097.003.0001
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Very little of India’s early cinema has been preserved, so its history is based on intense memories and short remnants of films. Indian cinema was ‘officially’ born with Dhundiraj Govind ... 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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9780191789694
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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
Introduction

Introduction  

Patricia Aufderheide

in Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365494
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.003.0100
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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
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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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0001
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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
2. Technology

2. Technology  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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‘Technology’ considers a range of technological developments that were important in the evolution of cinema: making images move, the introduction and synchronization of sound, colour film, ... 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
5. A history of film music II: 1927–1960

5. A history of film music II: 1927–1960  

Kathryn Kalinak

in Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365685
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10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.003.0005
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Synchronization of music and image was achieved as early as 1894, but the quest for synchronization and its realization have long preceded the conversion to sound. ‘A history of film music ... 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
2. Trusting the image

2. Trusting the image  

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/9780192803535.003.0002
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9780192803535
Many moviegoers have never thought about the role of the director, even if they have vaguely supposed such a person must exist. Instead, they either consciously or subconsciously suppose ... More
Film: A Very Short Introduction

Film: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Wood

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Jan 2012
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9780191775826
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803535.001.0001
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9780192803535
Film: A Very Short Introduction is a brief history and examination of the medium of film, studying its role and impact on society, as well as its future in the digital age. ... 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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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
Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

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Jul 2016
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9780191789694
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.001.0001
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9780198723097
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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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
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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9780199365494
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.001.0001
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9780195182705
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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9780199365494
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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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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.001.0001
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9780198701774
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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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0003
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9780198701774
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
1. What does film music do?

1. What does film music do?  

Kathryn Kalinak

in Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365685
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10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.003.0001
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9780195370874
Music in film achieves a number of things: it establishes setting; it creates atmosphere; it calls attention to elements; it reinforces or foreshadows narrative developments; it gives ... More

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