Essays and Information

Material to read for History of Film
File Study Guide for Exam No. 1 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 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 Leonard Maltin on 42nd STREET Critic Leonard Maltin examines the classic 1933 movie musical. Link "Stagecoach" Essay on John Ford's classic 1939 Western film. 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 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. Link Roger Ebert on CASABLANCA File Chapter 5. The Post-WWII Era The Hollywood Dream Factory in the Post-WWII Era 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