Film History: An Introduction (4th Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell
  • File Size: 717 MB, 32 MB
  • Format: ePub, PDF
  • Length: 800 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 4th edition
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073514241, 1259870359, 0077599527
  • ISBN-13: 9780073514246, 9781259870354, 9780077599522



David Bordwell

David Bordwell

Professor David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Department Madison's of Communication Arts.
He also has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Copenhagen and a Hilldale Professorship in the Humanities. At the Library of Congress, he held the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture.

Narration in the Fiction Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997), Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000; 2nd ed., Irvington Way Institute Press, 2011), Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging (University of California Press, 2005), The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies (the University of California Press, 2005), Film Art: An Introduction 12th Edition, The (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

He's published works on Carl Theodor Dreyer, Yasujiro Ozu, Sergei Eisenstein, digital cinema, and Hong Kong cinema, among other subjects.

Kristin Thompson

Kristin Thompson

Dr. Kristin Thompson is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kristin has published Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible: A Neoformalist Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1981), Exporting Entertainment: America in the World Film Market 1907-1934 (British Film Institute, 1985), Wooster Proposes, Jeeves Disposes, or, Le Mot Juste (James H. Heineman, 1992), Breaking the Glass Armor: Neoformalist Film Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1988), Storytelling in Film and Television (Harvard University Press, 2003), Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Harvard University Press, 1999), Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam University Press, 2005), and The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood (University of California Press, 2007). She maintains her own blog, "The Frodo Franchise," at In her spare time, Dr. Thompson studies Egyptology

Written by 2 of the leading scholars in film studies, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, the eBook Film History: An Introduction 4th edition (ePub/PDF) is a comprehensive global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film from comedy and drama to documentary and experimental. Events and concepts are illustrated with frame enlargements taken from the original sources giving college students more realistic points of reference than competing ebooks that rely on publicity stills. The 4th edition of Film History is thoroughly updated and includes the 1st comprehensive overviews of the impact of globalization and digital technology on the cinema. Any serious film scholar — undergraduate student, professor or graduate student — will want to read and keep Film History 4e. You can visit the author’s blog at

Additional ISBNs: 978-0073514246, 978-1259870354, 9781260546101, 1260546101, 978-1260546101

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