About the Author
Daniel Borden, Florian Duÿsens, Thomas Gilbert, Adele Smith, and Heather Thompson are writers, journalists, and scholars who have written for numerous publications on the history, criticism, theory, and aesthetics of motion pictures. They live in Germany.
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Most histories of the international cinema focus on the careers of prominent directors. But the authors of The Oxford History of World Cinema set cinematic genres, trends, and national themes at the fore, composing a history of the cinema that is equally a history of our multifarious world culture. Still, in deference to the older historical style, the text of this hefty book is dotted with hundreds of minibiographies on individual filmmakers. The result of this h…
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The immediacy and perceived truth of the visual image, as well as film and television’s ability to propel viewers back into the pas…
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