Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028661001
  • ISBN-13: 9780028661001
  • DDC: 791.4303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Approximately 200 entries cover specific topics, including acting, censorship, editing, lighting and others. Also included are more than 230 career profiles, placing individual achievements in the context of specific topics (for example, Robert Altman is featured in the article on "Sound"). Additional features include a comprehensive index; a list of further reading sources; 350 black-and-white and 150 full color photographs; and more.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028657918 | ISBN-13: 9780028657912


"This historical survey explores the spectrum of world cinema, from casting, financing, and filming and to audiences, theaters and publicity. With more than 500 illustrations, this excellent guide is highly recommended for both academic and public libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, February 2007

— Lawrence Looks at Books

"In 200 lengthy articles, 150 leading film scholars here describe every aspect of cinema as an art, entertainment, and industry. Enhancing these are 200 sidebars profiling important figures in film history, from MGM's costume designer Adrian Greenburg to French film director Jean Renoir." --Library Journal, April 15, 2007

— Christian Zabriskie [Bermuda National Library]

"Highly recommended for special collections of film and academic libraries." --Library Journal, April 1, 2007

— Christian Zabriskie [Bermuda National Library]