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The Resource Black & white cinema : a short history, Wheeler Winston Dixon

Black & white cinema : a short history, Wheeler Winston Dixon

Label
Black & white cinema : a short history
Title
Black & white cinema
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
Wheeler Winston Dixon
Title variation
Black and white cinema
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the glossy monochrome of the classic Hollywood romance, to the gritty greyscale of the gangster picture, to film noir's moody interplay of light and shadow, black-and-white cinematography has been used to create a remarkably wide array of tones. Yet today, with black-and-white film stock nearly impossible to find, these cinematographic techniques are virtually extinct, and filmgoers' appreciation of them is similarly waning. Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider the use of black-and-white as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Acclaimed film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, discussing the signature styles and technical innovations of award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Gregg Toland, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist. Giving us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Dixon also reveals the creative teams--from lighting technicians to matte painters--whose work profoundly shaped the look of black-and-white cinema. More than just a study of film history, this book is a rallying cry, meant to inspire a love for the artistry of black-and-white film, so that we might work to preserve this important part of our cinematic heritage. Lavishly illustrated with more than forty on-the-set stills, Black and White Cinema provides a vivid and illuminating look at a creatively vital era."--Publisher's web site
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dixon, Wheeler W.
Dewey number
791.43/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black and white films
  • Cinematography
  • Motion pictures
  • Black and white films
  • Cinematography
  • Motion pictures
Label
Black & white cinema : a short history, Wheeler Winston Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- The 1930s: escapism and reality -- The 1940s: a black-and-white world -- The 1950s: the age of anxiety -- The 1960s: endgame
Control code
ocn904800877
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780813572420
Lccn
2014049332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904800877
Label
Black & white cinema : a short history, Wheeler Winston Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- The 1930s: escapism and reality -- The 1940s: a black-and-white world -- The 1950s: the age of anxiety -- The 1960s: endgame
Control code
ocn904800877
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780813572420
Lccn
2014049332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904800877

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