Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

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One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society as a whole. The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.He then became a major box-office (and tabloid) star with his performance as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), though the films ... The Aviator (2004), a biopic about Howard Hughes; The Departed (2006), a gangster film; and Shutter Island (2010), ... in Titanic (which scored Oscar nominations in almost every category other than Best Actor), DiCaprio did win Best Actor ... In 1938, Dieterle left Warner Bros. to make the Spanish Civil War film Blockade, though he was back at Wamers toanbsp;...

Title:Historical Dictionary of American Cinema
Author:Keith M. Booker
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2011-03-17


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