- Published Date: John Libbey Publishing, 2011
The history of American widescreen cinema, like the history of American cinema itself, begins with notions of novelty. Indeed, the popular reception of the widescreen revolution looks back to attitudes surrounding the invention of the cinema; both were considered to be short-lived phenomena of minor cultural or aesthetic significance. A new technology designed primarily for short-term amusement, the cinema remained a novelty until its technology no longer supplied the greater part on its amusement value.
This collection of essays on visual style in the cinema examines the work
of diverse directors and actors.
Review essay of Cinema Stylists by Jonathan Rosenbaum (Film Quarterly)
A Pyramid illustrated history of the movies.