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By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 0813542707

ISBN-13: 9780813542706

The background of overseas cinema is now on hand during this concise, compact and entire ebook, illustrated with over three hundred infrequent stills and illustrations.The top one-stop resource for the heritage of worldwide movie out there, it's the tale, accessibly and authoritatively informed, of the most important activities and occasions, administrators, stars and studios from the Eighteen Eighties to the current. The illustrations deliver readers head to head with the major gamers and movies that experience made this contemporary global historical past such an exhilarating one. The publication provides complete sweep of cinema and its significant occasions and technological advancements, from the discovery of the kinetoscope, in the course of the advent of sound and color, to the computer-generated imagery of the twenty-first century. This historical past is unique and enjoyable in throwing its highlight at the nice filmmakers, on Hollywood, Bollywood and the hot Wave cinemas of england, Europe and South the USA, but additionally bringing into the body minority and autonomous movies and filmmakers, ladies filmmakers and the cinemas of constructing international locations that experience so usually been neglected in histories of cinema.

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Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The China Syndrome, about the dangers of nuclear reactors, opens just before the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania. The Australian cinema comes roaring back to prominence with Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson. S. rescue attempt to save hostages in Tehran fails. The Rubik’s Cube craze. Ted Turner establishes CNN, a 24-hour news network. Pacman video game is released in Japan. xxix 00 Dixon FM i-xxxviii 1/15/08 9:26 AM Page xxx timeline: 1832–2006 Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s epic fifteen-and-a-half-hour Berlin Alexanderplatz is serialized on television.

A scene from La Première Cigarette (The First Cigarette), directed by Alice Guy for Gaumont in 1904. qxd 1/15/08 9:27 AM Page 15 A scene from Alice Guy’s Gaumont produc- de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ, 1906, and released in the tion La Vie du Christ (The Life of Christ, United States as The Birth, the Life, and the Death of 1906). Christ). Made specifically to compete with the Pathé release of the same name, it was an ambitious production that had a lavish budget, large crew, and hundreds of extras, in settings designed and executed by Henri Ménessier.

Director Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900, a tale of political turmoil, is released. 1977 The mini-series “Roots” airs on television. South African anti-apartheid leader Steve Biko is tortured to death. George Lucas’s Star Wars is released. John Badham’s Saturday Night Fever is a huge hit, signaling the dominance of disco music. Steven Spielberg releases Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 1978 “Mork and Mindy” debuts on television, making an instant star of Robin Williams. The world’s first test-tube baby is born in England.

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