Acknowledged author Gerald Mast wrote Short History of the Movies, A , Abridged Edition (11th Edition) comprising 465 pages back in 2011. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0205210627 and 9780205210626. Since then Short History of the Movies, A , Abridged Edition (11th Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $45.41 or rent at the marketplace.
This is the essential core of Mast and Kawin’s classic in a streamlined volume: the most accurate, carefully updated account of cinema today in a clear and lively book.
Building on Mast’s astute and lively history of cinema, Kawin has refined and updated the fascinating story of cinema’s evolution from its earliest beginnings to the digital age. Probing deeper than most movie books, he takes us into the studio vaults, corrects the record, discloses what goes on inside the industry, clarifies the mysteries of movie technology, and offers a precise, thoroughly researched account. Kawin's analysis is witty and engaging, rich in instructive insights and entertaining illustrations of the art, history, technology, business, and fun of film. Now the essentials of Mast and Kawin’s classic book are available in a compact version, judiciously streamlined at an even trimmer price.