The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, Four Volume Set
December 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Named CHOICE Outstanding Title for 2012“Both in terms of its scope and in terms of the expertise that has gone into making it, The Wiley Blackwell History of American Film is an almost unique publishing event. The collection not only stands as a history of cinema but also as a time capsule for specific threads of contemporary film theory, capturing the epistemological zeitgeist as well as the cultural.” (Scope, 1 February 2013)
“Several contributions are excellent, e.g., Robert Sklar’s introduction to volume 1, “Writing American Film History.” A superb compendium. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (Choice, October 2012)
"Highly recommended for lovers of film, film history, and American culture." (Library Journal, 15 February 2012)
“And, taken together, this is as extensive a consideration of this project as you are likely to read anywhere.” (Splice, November 2012) "A tremendous double achievement: both a definitive collation of American cinema's history and a presentation of the personal perspectives of the top scholars working productively on that history. A research must-have!"
- Dana Polan, New York University
The editors have assembled a rich collection that provides authoritative, scholarly coverage of the key industrial, social and aesthetic elements of American film history.
- Brian Neve, University of Bath