Flashback : A Brief Film History

Louis Giannetti; Scott Eyman
Pearson Education

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.

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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.