2008 --


2008 -- playlists @ youtube.com/anatolant :

1. masters 15 Videos Fellini, Tarkovsky, Kurosawa, Bergman

2. 2008 27 Videos 334 film & Movies 2008 class -- Movies & Politics final project [titles] -- compare with "W." film.vtheatre.net/2008

3. directing 17 Videos directing class 2006 -- filmplus.org/film

4. film 19 Videos film classes 2006

5. Film & Movies [class] 20 Videos Film & Movies pages @ film.vtheatre.net [next : Fall'08]

6. film HISTORY 22 Videos film.vtheatre.net/fhistory

7. film study 27 film study -- film classes, see film and youtube.com/group/filmstudy

* kino 46 Videos new pages/directory -- filmplus.org/kino Russian Cinema Century 21

* cinema-ru 6 Videos film.vtheatre.net/ru vs. KINO ? Film vs. Movie [ XX century collection ]

film.et ?

Total Directing notes --

history of film: wikipedia POV (my philosophy-film notes)

film history links *

camp: seven ages of film intro to intro *

First Film History Page (Movies History)

* Recommended: Film Art, 7th ed.
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson + Film History, 2nd ed. (***) On the History of Film Style, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. and Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, Anthology, co-edited with No Carroll. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.

Monaco PDF chapters

Citizen Kane (for Ch. 4. The Shape of film History): economics, politics, aethetics = movies, film, cinema. (the transitions: culture and society, norms, myths, fantacies, dreams, hopes)

Politics = Ideology, from "Entertainment to Control"?

* National Identity -- and the world (global language form and values). Is Holywood an "American" dream factory?

* "the form of film is revolutionary... the conetent is most often convervative of traditional values". (262)

* dichotomy between realism (mimesis) and expressionism (Movies vs. Films, again)

* the phenomenon of celebrity (American Century, democracy and market) = Star Cinema (265) * Heroes and Fairy-Tales

The postmodern = end of cinema (358)


National and World Cinema:

* American -- Chaplin, Welles, Forman, Tarantino(Pulp Fiction?)

* Italian -- Fellini (8.5)

* Russian -- Eisenstein, Tarkovsky (Soviet vs. Russian: film and ideology).

* Japanese -- Kurosawa

French New Wave(?) Godard?

German -- silent + several...

Each director is represented (usually) by a single film/movie.

This page is only to support the subject pages; take "Intro to Film" or "History of Cinema" (left, sample) classes; take them before reading "Film & Movies"... In Monaco book read Ch. 4!

I still to hyperlink the analysis pages with directing (subjects) webpages: history with the story of discovering and inventing FILM LANGUAGE.

Sometimes I do not know what way to go and you can see American Directors, US and USA pages; I have to wait when the pages will find their own shape and place within "the big picture"...

history.txt and other ".txt" files are mostly the links to amazon or webpages (use them for navigation). As well as FAQ and appendix, list and other "service" pages (bottom).

For film-philosophy read something like North and/or my nonfiction POV ( no updates ).

... In short, I do not know how to deal with "National Cinema" -- indeeed, could I place Bergman under "Sweden"? Europe? Let somebody else do it...

How do I struggle with my personal film problems? -- notes (in every directory). Anatoly film study

"The cinema, wrote the documentarist Paul Rotha in the 1930s, 'is the great unresolved equation between art and industry'. It was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms which have dominated the cultural life of the twentieth century. From the humble beginnings in the fairground it has risen to become a billiondollar industry and the most spectacular and original contemporary art." [ from intro by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ]

links: new --> independent cinema sites *

... The changes that have taken place in world cinema since 1945 have been for the most part gradual. There is no single event comparable to the rapid transition to sound that took the world by storm around 1930. Nevertheless the years around 1960 can be seen as a watershed, with developments across the world concurring to make the modern cinema different in many respects from that of previous periods... and this is what we are focus on!

Both artistically and politically, the most exciting developments in world cinema since 1960 have taken place outside the mainstream. The questioning political climate of the 1960s combined with the introduction of new lightweight technology to produce a revolution in documentary, symbolized by the idea of cinéma-vérité. The film avant-garde, quiescent since the 1930s, revived in the same climate, symbolized in the 'Underground'. [Oxford History]

Robert E. Yahnke, Professor (with my links): [ chronology ]

Chapter 1 Films from the Silent Era * Chapter 2 Classic Films from the Hollywood Studios, 1934-1946 * Chapter 3 Classic International Films, 1934-1960 * Chapter 4 The 1950s--Focus on American Films * Chapter 5 Growing Up on Films from the 1960s * Chapter 6 The 1960s--Rise of the Director as "Auteur" * Chapter 7 The 1970s--Era of Cynicism, Disenchantment, & Rebellion * Chapter 8 The Late 1970s--Psychological Portraits * Chapter 9 The 1980s--Towards an International Cinema * Chapter 10 The Late 1990s--Independent Films, New Voices *

Back to fhistory *

the movies game

* 2005 updates 2006

NEW: new


2008 -- FM


Film History I and II

Selected Web Sites for Film History and Criticism (Yale) and film history related links: * recommended:

The Oxford History of World Cinema by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; Oxford University Press, 1997 (contents with my links) [questia] (links to my pages)

- General Introduction
- 1: Silent Cinema 1895-1930
- Introduction
- Origins and Survival
- Bibliography
- Early Cinema
- Bibliography
- Transitional Cinema
- WWI, technology, car, plane, film - 
- The Hollywood Studio System
- The World-Wide Spread of Cinema
- The First World War and the Crisis in Europe
< Tricks and Animation >
- Comedy
- Documentary

... Lumiere vs. Meles' : points in struggle [ vid ]

- Cinema and the Avant-Garde

- French Silent Cinema - Italy: Spectacle and Melodrama - British Cinema from Hepworth to Hitchcock

- Germany: the Weimar Years - The Scandinavian Style

( Pre-Revolutionary Russia ) - The Soviet Union [ Yiddish Cinema in Europe ? ] - Japan: Before the Great Kanto Earthquake ...

- Music and the Silent Film - The Heyday of the Silents

- 2: Sound Cinema 1930-1960
- Introduction
- The Introduction of Sound
- Bibliography
- Hollywood: the Triumph of the Studio System
- Censorship and Self-Regulation
- The Sound of Music
- Technology and Innovation
- Animation
- Cinema and Genre
- The Western
- The Musical
- Crime Movies
- The Fantastic
- Documentary
- Socialism, Fascism, and Democracy
- The Popular Art of French Cinema
- Italy from Fascism to Neo-Realism

- Britain at the End of Empire
- Germany: Nazism and After
- East Central Europe Before the Second World War
  - Soviet Film Under Stalin
- Bibliography
- Indian Cinema: Origins to Independence
- China Before 1949
- The Classical Cinema in Japan
- The Emergence of Australian Film
- Cinema in Latin America

  - After the War

- Transformation of the Hollywood System
- Independents and Mavericks

- 3: The Modern Cinema 1960-1995
- Introduction
- Television and the Film Industry
- The New Hollywood

- New Technologies

- Sex and Sensation

- The Black Presence in American Cinema
- Exploitation and the Mainstream
- Dreams and Nightmares in the Hollywood Blockbuster

- Cinema-Varite and the New Documentary
- Avant-Garde Film: the Second Wave
- Bibliography
- Animation in the Post-Industrial Era
- Modern Film Music

- Art Cinema - Bibliography - New Directions in French Cinema - Italy: Auteurs and After - Spain After Franco - British Cinema: the Search for Identity - The New German Cinema - East Germany: the Defa Story - Changing States in East Central Europe --- Russia After the Thaw (70s) - Cinema in the Soviet Republics - Turkish Cinema - The Arab World - The Cinemas of Sub-Saharan Africa - Iranian Cinema - India: Filming the Nation - Indonesian Cinema - China After the Revolution - Popular Cinema in Hong Kong - Taiwanese New Cinema - The Modernization of Japanese Film - New Australian Cinema - New Zealand Cinema - New Cinemas in Latin America - Bibliography - New Concepts of Cinema - The Resurgence of Cinema - List of Picture Sources

index documents directory (?)

What a picture of 100 years of cinema!

I'll link some to my pages. And best pages on the Net. [ with time, of course ]

filmmedia - links Film, Theater, and Media Subject Index (harvard.edu)

* new pages: eisenstein, silent, soviet cinema, kurosawa, tarkovsky ....

davidbordwell.org -- David Bordwell's Website on Cinema !

* Use the flickr.txt + words.txt for references/links.

Also, class.txt and film.txt (noteshistory.txt and so on -- must list all!)

... new (Aug. 2006), I am not sure how to make use of them!


[ vid ]

Part of the 1980 Kevin Brownlow and David Gill documentary miniseries on the American silent film era. Episode eight of eleven.

USA : Cinema America
This episode serves as an introduction, but also covers much of The Birth of a Nation and the early methods of production. Featuring interviews with Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Lillian Gish, King Vidor, Karl Brown, Dolores Costello, and more. Clips from The Birth of a Nation, Big Business, The Great Train Robbery, and many early Griffith films.

[ 13 parts! ]

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q&docid=-2377108147134249757 -- list to use!

1-2-3 history ** The Classic, Modern, and Postmodern phases.

filmplus.org/kino : russian cinema, century 21 [ new : 2008 ]