American Cinema: Movies and Magic

Edition: 4

Copyright: 2022

Pages: 336

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American Cinema: Movies and Magic discusses how filmmaking began, industry pioneers and the formulas that led us to the films we’re making now. It’s an appreciation of those who came before us, creating that magic for the films we enjoy today. The text allows students to appreciate film genres, filmmakers and the technique of creating films, from a passionate perspective and with a more conversational writing style.

American Cinema: Movies and Magic:

  • Explains the history of filmmaking and pays tribute to those who created the world of movies
  • Contains chapters organized by genre with an explanation of artists, the film landscape, societal impact, genre formulas and more
  • Describes film as an art form which reveals what each decade was made up of and how film represented that decade including political, social and artistic perspectives

CHAPTER 1: Silents and Pioneers
CHAPTER 2: 1930s and Comedy
CHAPTER 3: 1940s: Film Noir
CHAPTER 4: Dramas
CHAPTER 5: The Western
CHAPTER 6: The 1950s and Romantic Comedy
CHAPTER 7: The Musical
CHAPTER 8: The Gangster Film
CHAPTER 9: The Horror Film
CHAPTER 10: Alfred Hitchcock
CHAPTER 11: Documentaries and Great
CHAPTER 12: Independent Film
CHAPTER 13: Costuming
CHAPTER 14: Science Fiction Film
CHAPTER 15: History-Making Oscar Winners
CHAPTER 16: The Adventure Genre
CHAPTER 17: Foreign Cinema

Julia A Brady Jenner

American Cinema: Movies and Magic discusses how filmmaking began, industry pioneers and the formulas that led us to the films we’re making now. It’s an appreciation of those who came before us, creating that magic for the films we enjoy today. The text allows students to appreciate film genres, filmmakers and the technique of creating films, from a passionate perspective and with a more conversational writing style.

American Cinema: Movies and Magic:

  • Explains the history of filmmaking and pays tribute to those who created the world of movies
  • Contains chapters organized by genre with an explanation of artists, the film landscape, societal impact, genre formulas and more
  • Describes film as an art form which reveals what each decade was made up of and how film represented that decade including political, social and artistic perspectives

CHAPTER 1: Silents and Pioneers
CHAPTER 2: 1930s and Comedy
CHAPTER 3: 1940s: Film Noir
CHAPTER 4: Dramas
CHAPTER 5: The Western
CHAPTER 6: The 1950s and Romantic Comedy
CHAPTER 7: The Musical
CHAPTER 8: The Gangster Film
CHAPTER 9: The Horror Film
CHAPTER 10: Alfred Hitchcock
CHAPTER 11: Documentaries and Great
CHAPTER 12: Independent Film
CHAPTER 13: Costuming
CHAPTER 14: Science Fiction Film
CHAPTER 15: History-Making Oscar Winners
CHAPTER 16: The Adventure Genre
CHAPTER 17: Foreign Cinema

Julia A Brady Jenner