Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

M. Keith Booker


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One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.


M. Keith Booker:

M. Keith Booker is professor of English at the University of Arkansas. He has written or edited more than sixty books on film, literature, and cultural theory.