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The Resource The big screen : the story of the movies, David Thomson

The big screen : the story of the movies, David Thomson

Label
The big screen : the story of the movies
Title
The big screen
Title remainder
the story of the movies
Statement of responsibility
David Thomson
Title variation
Story of the movies and what they did to us
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Big Screen" tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their long, slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining but no longer lays claim to our lives the way it once did
Summary
Traces the rise, decline and influence of the film industry on the modern world, assessing its expressions in multiple media, its capacity for imitating and idealizing life, and its role in the lives of everyday viewers
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10151310
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, David
Dewey number
791.430973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
T463 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • Film
  • Gesellschaft
  • Filmästhetik
  • USA
  • Film
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of the movies
Label
The big screen : the story of the movies, David Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Let there be light -- pt. 1. The shining light and the huddled masses : A cheap form of amusement ; The era of Sunrise ; The cinema of winter ; M ; State film, film state ; The extraordinary adventures of Mr. Bolshevik in the West ; 1930s Hollywood ; France ; Renoir ; American ; Ambersons ; Howard Hawks : the "Slim" years ; Films were started ; Brief encounter ; War ; Italian cinema ; Ingrid sees a movie ; Sing a noir song -- pt. 2. Sunset and change -- pt. 3. Film studies -- pt. 4. Dread and desire : Dread and desire ; To own the summer ; Brave new northern California world ; What is a director? ; Silence or Sinatra? ; The numbers and the numbness -- Epilogue: I wake up screening
Control code
ocn778422496
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 595 pages, [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780374191894
Lccn
2012009140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021684536
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a458915
  • (OCoLC)778422496
Label
The big screen : the story of the movies, David Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Let there be light -- pt. 1. The shining light and the huddled masses : A cheap form of amusement ; The era of Sunrise ; The cinema of winter ; M ; State film, film state ; The extraordinary adventures of Mr. Bolshevik in the West ; 1930s Hollywood ; France ; Renoir ; American ; Ambersons ; Howard Hawks : the "Slim" years ; Films were started ; Brief encounter ; War ; Italian cinema ; Ingrid sees a movie ; Sing a noir song -- pt. 2. Sunset and change -- pt. 3. Film studies -- pt. 4. Dread and desire : Dread and desire ; To own the summer ; Brave new northern California world ; What is a director? ; Silence or Sinatra? ; The numbers and the numbness -- Epilogue: I wake up screening
Control code
ocn778422496
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 595 pages, [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780374191894
Lccn
2012009140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021684536
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a458915
  • (OCoLC)778422496

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