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Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 43 works in 372 publications in 6 languages and 10,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Romance films  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, ed
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
The Oxford history of world cinema by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( Book )

47 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular form of entertainment. Covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact, the book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the Avant-Garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. An international team of distinguished film historians tells the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel; other chapters outline the evolution of national cinemas round the world - the varied and distinctive filmic traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. A unique aspect of the book are the special inset features on the film-makers and personalities - Garbo and Godard, Keaton and Kurosawa, Bugs Bunny and Bergman - who have had an enduring impact in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 280 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, this is the buff's ultimate guide to cinema worldwide."--Jacket
Luchino Visconti by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( Book )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the prison notebooks of Antonio Gramsci by Antonio Gramsci( Book )

67 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains many of the key elements of Gramsci's writings, including 'The Modern Prince' and 'Americanism and Fordism' and observation on the state, Italian history and the role of intellectuals
Selections from cultural writings by Antonio Gramsci( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio Gramsci (Italian: [ant?njo rami]; 22 January 1891 ? 27 April 1937) was an Italian writer, politician, political theorist, philosopher, sociologist, and linguist. He was a founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. Gramsci was one of the most important Marxist thinkers in the 20th century. His writings are heavily concerned with the analysis of culture and political leadership and he is notable as a highly original thinker within modern European thought. He is renowned for his theory of cultural hegemony, which describes how states use cultural institutions to maintain power in a capitalist society."--Wikipedia
Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1960s was famously the decade of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. It was also a decade of revolution and counter-revolution, of the Cuban missile crisis, of the American intervention in Vietnam, of economic booms and the beginning of consumerism (and the rebellion against it). It was a decade in which the avantgarde came out of the closet and into the street, expressing itself on album covers and posters as much as in galleries. And it was a decade in which the old popular art -- crooners and show bands, Hollywood musicals and melodramas -- seemed destined to be swept away by the tide of novelty emerging across the world. The cinema was central to this atmosphere of cultural ferment. Hollywood was in decline, both artistically and commercially. The genres which had held audiences captive in the 1940s and 50s -- musicals, Westerns, melodramas -- were losing their appeal and their great practitioners were approaching retirement. The scene was therefore set for new cinemas to emerge to attract the young, the discriminating, the politically conscious and the sexually emancipated. The innovative features of the new cinemas were not the same everywhere. Common to most of them, however, were a political and aesthetic radicalism and a break with the traditions of studio filmmaking and its cult of perfect illusion. Making Waves is a sharp, focused, and brilliant survey of the innovative filmmaking of the 1960s, placing it in its political, economic, cultural and aesthetic context - capturing the distinctiveness of a decade which was great for the cinema and for the world at large. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith pays particular attention to a handful of the most remarkable talents (Godard, Antonioni, Bunuel) that emerged during the period and helped to make it so special."--Publisher description
Le notti bianche = White nights by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En una ciudad de provincias, Mario, mediocre oficinista que vive en una modesta pensión, encuentra una noche a una joven, Natalia, en cuyo rostro se refleja un profunda tristeza. Le da conversación para animarla y ella le explica como su vida, gris y aburrida en la casa donde vive con su abuela ciega, cambió con la llegada de un apuesto inquilino del que se enamoró. Pero un día el inquilino tuvo que marchar, prometiéndole que volvería, y por eso cada noche acude al mismo sitio para esperar su regreso. Durante cuatro noches mágicas, Mario vivirá una intensa experiencia emocional con Natalia, esperando sustituir en su corazón al misterioso inquilino. Adaptación cinematográfica de la novela de Dostoievski premiada en el Festival de Venecia con el León de Plata
Hollywood and Europe : economics, culture, national identity, 1945-95( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On need to counterbalance Hollywood film, and need to protect National identity
Roberto Rossellini : magician of the real( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'avventura : a film by Michelangelo Antonioni( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'avventura's debut at Cannes in 1960 baffled and enraged the audience. Its unresolved ending provided an unusual, if not revolutionary change in the way films can be perceived. The author gives a detailed and lucid account of the film
The companion to Italian cinema by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive guide covers the entire century of Italian cinema development. A historical overview is followed by over 200 entries on film actors, directors, producers, technicians, major institutions, critics, festivals, genres and movements
The coming of the book : the impact of printing 1450-1800 by Lucien Febvre( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe. - Publisher
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover and best friend. Antonioni's controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation. Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative in its own right
After the wall : broadcasting in Germany by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Film Institute, the government and film culture, 1933-2000 by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Film Institute (BFI) is one of the UK's oldest and most important government-supported cultural institutions. From a modest start in the 1930s it grew rapidly after the war to encompass every kind of film-related activity from production to archiving to exhibition to education. At the beginning of the twenty-first century its turnover was approaching £30m and it had become a central point of reference for anyone whose interest in film stretched beyond what's on at the local multiplex. There was nothing straightforward about this rise to prominence. It was achieved in the face of government indifference, active obstruction from the film trade, internecine warfare within the organisation and fierce contestation on the part of the BFI's own core public. Based on intensive original research in the BFI's own voluminous archives and elsewhere, this book examines the interplay of external and internal forces that led to the BFI's unique development as a multi-faceted public body
The European experience( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Gramsci : selections from cultural writings by Antonio Gramsci( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Gramsci: Selections from Cultural Writings
Explorers and exploration( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh '77 Magazine by Claire Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prima di Caligari : cinema tedesco, 1895-1920 by Giornate del cinema muto( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Waves, Revised and Expanded : New Cinemas of the 1960s by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960s was famously the decade of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. It was also a decade of revolution and counter-revolution, of the Cuban missile crisis, of the American intervention in Vietnam, of economic booms and the beginning of consumerism (and the rebellion against it). It was a decade in which the avantgarde came out of the closet and into the street, expressing itself on album covers and posters as much as in galleries. And it was a decade in which the old popular art - crooners and show bands, Hollywood musicals and melodramas - seemed destined to be swept away by the tide of novelty
 
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The Oxford history of world cinema
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Luchino ViscontiSelections from the prison notebooks of Antonio GramsciSelections from cultural writingsMaking waves : new cinemas of the 1960sHollywood and Europe : economics, culture, national identity, 1945-95Roberto Rossellini : magician of the realL'avventura : a filmThe companion to Italian cinemaThe coming of the book : the impact of printing 1450-1800