By Barry Keith Grant

ISBN-10: 0028657942

ISBN-13: 9780028657943

This reference offers a accomplished and obtainable advent to movie and picture stories, masking such features as creation, nationwide traditions, studios, genres, serious concept and picture heritage. nearly 2 hundred entries disguise particular issues, together with performing, censorship, enhancing, lights and others. additionally incorporated are greater than 230 occupation profiles, putting person achievements within the context of particular issues (for instance, Robert Altman is featured within the article on "Sound"). extra beneficial properties comprise a finished index; an inventory of extra studying assets; 350 black-and-white and a hundred and fifty complete colour photos; and extra.

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Bianco e nero, the official organ of the Centro, and Cinema helped to spread information about foreign theories and techniques through translations and reviews. The regime also sponsored university film clubs (Cinegufs) that helped to create a generation of cinephiles. Most of the great directors, actors, technicians, and scriptwriters of the neorealist period received their training during the fascist period, and some postwar stars made their first films in the service of a regime whose policies they would later repudiate after the fall of Mussolini in 1943.

The outbreak of the first Palestinian intifada (uprising) in 1989 ended this focus on the Israeli-Palestinian SCHIRMER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM conflict, perhaps because Israeli filmmakers recognized that their moralistic stand was futile. Israeli films from the 1990s on, produced by a new generation of filmmakers, depicted a decentered Israeli culture through a self-representation of ethnic others that previously had had no voice, evidencing the splintering of Israeli society into various power groups.

Shooting to Kill: Filmmaking and the ‘‘Troubles’’ in Northern Ireland. London: Flicks, 1998. McLoone, Martin. Irish Film: The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema. London: British Film Institute, 2000. Pettitt, Lance. Screening Ireland: Film and Television Representation. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2000. Rockett, Emer, and Kevin Rockett. Neil Jordan: Exploring Boundaries. Dublin: Liffey, 2003. The Irish Filmography: Fiction Films, 1986– 1996. Dublin: Red Mountain, 1996. Rockett, Kevin, and John Hill, eds.

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