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  • Author(s) Cynthia Lucia / Roy Grundmann / Art Simon
  • Edition1
  • Published9th December 2011
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • ISBN9781405179843

Comprising over 90 essays and richly illustrated with over 200 images, the Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film provides a chronological portrait of American film history from its origins to the present day.


Taken as a whole, the essays in this collection represent a comprehensive and nuanced overview of American film history from the intersecting perspectives of industry, audiences, aesthetics, culture, politics, issues, and ideology.


Unabashedly ambitious, deeply historical, and unprecedented in its multi-faceted examination of film history, this collection offers you:



  • Over 90 original essays written by an international cast of film scholars  

  • Discussions of the industrial and institutional components of film history, including multiple modes of production, distribution, and marketing

  • Investigations into the political, social, and economic factors that informed industry change and framed the reception of films

  • Engaging close readings and in-depth analysis of canonical and non-canonical films

  • Profiles of essential industry figures - major directors, stars, and producers - along with important figures outside the industrial mainstream

  • An exploration of the history of film criticism and culture, and central issues in American film historiography

  • The most authoritative collection of fresh investigations available in one state-of-the-art resource

  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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  • Author(s) Cynthia Lucia / Roy Grundmann / Art Simon
  • Edition1
  • Published9th December 2011
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • ISBN9781405179843

Comprising over 90 essays and richly illustrated with over 200 images, the Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film provides a chronological portrait of American film history from its origins to the present day.


Taken as a whole, the essays in this collection represent a comprehensive and nuanced overview of American film history from the intersecting perspectives of industry, audiences, aesthetics, culture, politics, issues, and ideology.


Unabashedly ambitious, deeply historical, and unprecedented in its multi-faceted examination of film history, this collection offers you:



  • Over 90 original essays written by an international cast of film scholars  

  • Discussions of the industrial and institutional components of film history, including multiple modes of production, distribution, and marketing

  • Investigations into the political, social, and economic factors that informed industry change and framed the reception of films

  • Engaging close readings and in-depth analysis of canonical and non-canonical films

  • Profiles of essential industry figures - major directors, stars, and producers - along with important figures outside the industrial mainstream

  • An exploration of the history of film criticism and culture, and central issues in American film historiography

  • The most authoritative collection of fresh investigations available in one state-of-the-art resource

  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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