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- ISBN: 9780205695904 | 0205695906
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/14/2009
KEYBENEFIT:Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this "no-nonsense" book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry- as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.KEYTOPICS:Film discussions include titles such asBorat;theHarry Potterseries;Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Babel; A History of Violence; Horton Hears a Who!; Batman: The Dark Knight; Ratatouille; Juno; Brokeback Mountain; No Country for Old Men;andThere Will Be Blood.KEYFor anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.