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作者 Alter, Ethan
書名 Film Firsts : The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema
出版項 Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2014
©2014
國際標準書號 9781440801884 (electronic bk.)
9781440801877
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (289 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Timeline: 20 Classic Film Firsts -- 1. Jaws (1975) -- 2. Star Wars (1977) -- 3. Superman: The Movie (1978) -- 4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) -- 5. Tron (1982) -- 6. Parting Glances (1986) -- 7. She's Gotta Have It (1986) -- 8. The Thin Blue Line (1988) -- 9. sex, lies, and videotape (1989) -- 10. Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (1992) -- 11. Pulp Fiction (1994) -- 12. Showgirls (1995) -- 13. Toy Story (1995) -- 14. Psycho (1998) -- 15. The Matrix (1999) -- 16. The Blair Witch Project (1999) -- 17. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) -- 18. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) -- 19. Funny Ha Ha (2002) -- 20. Bubble (2005) -- 21. The Hurt Locker (2008) -- 22. Avatar (2009) -- 23. Life in a Day (2011) -- 24. Margaret (2011) -- 25. Red State (2011) -- Conclusion: Five Film Firsts to Come -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y
Since the mid-1970s, American cinema has gone through enormous changes, such as the birth of the modern summer blockbuster, the rise of the independent film industry, ongoing technological advancements in special effects, and the ever-evolving models for film distribution. Written by a professional film critic and film buff, this book tells the story of contemporary American cinema in a unique and engaging way: by examining 25 key movies that demonstrated a significant creative, technological, or business innovation that impacted the industry at large. Each chapter in this chronological survey of contemporary film is divided into two sections: "The Film," which offers a critical overview of the film in question; and "The First," which describes the specific innovation achieved by that film and places that achievement in the larger historical context. Two additional appendices in each chapter explore other significant aspects of both the film and its groundbreaking nature. The broad coverage-ranging from action movies to horror films to science fiction favorites-ensures the work's appeal to all film fans
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Alter, Ethan Film Firsts : The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC,c2014 9781440801877
主題 Motion pictures -- United States
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