By Wheeler Winston Dixon
The background of foreign cinema is now on hand during this concise, compact and complete ebook, illustrated with over three hundred infrequent stills and illustrations.The most sensible one-stop resource for the background of global movie out there, it's the tale, accessibly and authoritatively informed, of the key pursuits and occasions, administrators, stars and studios from the Eighties to the current. The illustrations carry readers nose to nose with the foremost gamers and flicks that experience made this contemporary global heritage such a thrilling one. The ebook provides complete sweep of cinema and its significant occasions and technological advancements, from the discovery of the kinetoscope, in the course of the creation of sound and color, to the computer-generated imagery of the twenty-first century. This historical past is unique and fulfilling in throwing its highlight at the nice filmmakers, on Hollywood, Bollywood and the hot Wave cinemas of england, Europe and South the United States, but in addition bringing into the body minority and autonomous movies and filmmakers, ladies filmmakers and the cinemas of constructing international locations that experience so frequently been ignored in histories of cinema.
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Qxd 1/15/08 9:27 AM Page 19 the invention of the movies winsor mccay Newspaper cartoonist Winsor McCay, who created the famous “Little Nemo in Slumberland” comic strip in the early 1900s, broke into animated ﬁlms with his 1911 short Little Nemo and then went on to animate Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), a short ﬁlm in which the brontosaurus Gertie frolics through a series of prehistoric adventures. The ﬁlm’s novelty was so great that McCay often appeared in person with the ﬁlm, seemingly instructing Gertie to perform various tricks or talking back to her when she misbehaved.
The Exxon Valdez spills millions of gallons of oil off the coast of Alaska. James Cameron’s The Abyss makes extensive use of computer-generated imagery. Tim Burton directs Batman. 1990 The Hubble telescope is launched into space. Nelson Mandela is freed from prison. Lech Walesa becomes the ﬁrst president of Poland. xxxi 00 Dixon FM i-xxxviii 1/15/08 9:26 AM Page xxxii timeline: 1832–2006 Philip Kaufman’s Henry and June is the ﬁrst NC-17 rated ﬁlm. Matsushita, a Japanese electronics ﬁrm, buys MCA Universal.
The euro becomes the new European currency. The Blair Witch Project, produced for less than $30,000, becomes a surprise hit. TiVO is introduced. Roberto Benigni releases his comedy/drama about the Holocaust, Life Is Beautiful. xxxiii 00 Dixon FM i-xxxviii 1/15/08 9:26 AM Page xxxiv timeline: 1832–2006 2000 The ﬁlm industry is now controlled by six major companies: Disney, NBC Universal, Time Warner, Sony, Fox, and Viacom. North and South Korea sign a peace accord. Vicente Fox is elected president of Mexico.