For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film and Film History in departments of English, Communication and Theatre.
Flashback is a succinct history of film from the 1890s to the present that examines the art of film as well as the dynamics and influence of the motion picture business, ever changing technology, and the impact of these movies on their audiences. This Sixth Edition provides instructors and students with a comprehensive overview of film history that is reader friendly, well illustrated with photos from key movies, and flexibly organized.
2. Griffith and His Contemporaries: 1908—1920.
3. American Cinema in the 1920s.
4. European Cinema in the 1920s.
5. The Hollywood Studio System: 1925-1955
The Box Office
The Studio System
The Star System
The System of Genres
6. American Cinema in the 1930s.
The Talkie Era
New Genres: Gangster Pictures, Musicals, Screwball Comedy
7. European Cinema in the 1930s.
8. American Cinema in the 1940s.
Decline of the Studio System
World War II
Film Noir and Postwar Realism
9. European Cinema in the 1940s.
10. American Cinema in the 1950s.
The Red Scare
11. International Cinema in the 1950s.
12. American Cinema in the 1960s.
The Bloated Era
13. International Cinema in the 1960s.
14. American Cinema in the 1970s.
The Vietnam-Watergate Era
The New Cinema
15. International Cinema in the 1970s.
The Third World
16. American Cinema in the 1980s.
Technology and the Marketplace
The Reagan Era
17. International Cinema in the 1980s.
U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe
The Third World
18. American Cinema in the 1990s.
The Hollywood Studios
The Bright Side
The Independent Cinema
19. International Cinema in the 1990s.
Hollywood Uber Alles
Australia and New Zealand
20. American Cinema Since 2000.
21. International Cinema Since 2000.
Hong Kong/China, and Japan