Essays and Information

Material to read for History of Film
File Final Exam Answer 5 of 10 questions. File Exam 1 Study Guide Link The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing File Chapter 1. Birth of a medium: 1830-1910 An overview of the early days of cinema. File Clown Princes of Comedy Essay on silent movie greats Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton. File Terms to Remember Info for History of Film File Q&A 1 Review Review No. 1 for History of Film Link "The General Guide to the classic Buster Keaton comedy Link TCM Guide to THE KID File Chapter 2. Silents, Please! The silent movie era. File Q&A 2: Review Review No. 2 for History of Film File Exploring FILM NOIR An examination and explanation of the film noir genre. Link Guide to D.O.A. Guide to the classic 1950 film noir drama about a man hunting his own murderer. Link Guide to DETOUR Guide to the notorious 1945 film noir drama. File Chapter 3. Talking Pictures Hollywood survives and thrives after the coming of sound. File Q&A 3: Review Review No. 3 for History of Film Link "Stagecoach" Essay on John Ford's classic 1939 Western film. Link Link to STAGECOACH on YouTube The classic 1939 John Ford Western. Link Roger Ebert on CASABLANCA File Chapter 4: Hooray for Hollywood During the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, movies moved the masses. File Q & A 4: Review Review No. 4 for History of Film File Roger Ebert on CITIZEN KANE The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic's guide to Orson Welles' masterpiece Link TCM Guide to CITIZEN KANE File Chapter 5. The Post-WWII Era The Hollywood Dream Factory in the Post-WWII Era Link "A Face in the Crowd" Essay about the classic 1957 drama. Link TCM Guide to "A Face in the Crowd" Turner Classic Movies guide to Elia Kazan's 1957 film. File Chapter 6. Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense Link TCM Guide to "Rear Window" Link Roger Ebert on "The 400 Blows" File Q & A 5: Review Review No. 5 for History of Film File Francois Truffaut and The New Wave Link Reelin' in the 70s An essay on the New Hollywood era. Link TCM Guide to AMERICAN GRAFFITI Link TCM Guide to IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Link Guide to BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS