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Flashback: A Brief History of Film Summary
Louis Giannetti

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Flashback: A Brief History of Film Summary

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Flashback: A Brief History of Film by Louis Giannetti covers the history of film, focusing on the years between 1870 and 2005. It creates a time-line of inventions that pushed the movie industry forward. The book also highlights individuals who impacted the movie industry through their creativity and innovations.

The book opens with a look back to the Renaissance where the idea of moving pictures was mentioned by Leonardo Da Vinci. It highlights precursors of film as it is known today then tackles the heart of film creation in the late 1800s. The first few chapters showcase the inventions that make movies possible. They address the politics of patents and product usage, both in Europe and in America.

As the book progresses in a linear fashion, decade by decade, it is divided into chapters relating to American cinema in a specific decade followed by a chapter about European and international...

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