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Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 38 works in 271 publications in 4 languages and 9,218 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Drama  Biography  Conference proceedings  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.4309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
The Oxford history of world cinema by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 2,634 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."--BOOK JACKET
Selections from the prison notebooks of Antonio Gramsci by Antonio Gramsci ( Book )
50 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luchino Visconti by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ( Book )
42 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from cultural writings by Antonio Gramsci ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers literature, linguistics, theatre and other forms of artistic endeavour, both intellectual and popular. Contains reflections on Futurism, the detective novel. journalism, 'national-popular' culture and much else
Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 502 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
Roberto Rossellini : magician of the real ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le notti bianche White nights ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance encounter on a canal bridge results in a series of twilight rendezvous between a lonely man and a sheltered woman haunted by a lover's promise
Hollywood and Europe : economics, culture, national identity, 1945-95 ( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On need to counterbalance Hollywood film, and need to protect National identity
L'Avventura by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 325 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 )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 295 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 )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emergence of the book was an event of world historical importance, and heralded the dawning of modernity. In this history of that momentous process, the authors mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, with the study of modes of consciousness to root the development of printing
After the wall : broadcasting in Germany by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The European experience ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British Film Institute, the government and film culture, 1933-2000 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 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
Geschichte des internationalen Films ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antonio Gramsci : selections from cultural writings by Antonio Gramsci ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 98 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
[Quaderni del carcere.] Selections from the Prison notebooks of Antonio Gramsci. Edited and translated by Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell Smith by Antonio Gramsci ( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Notti bianche by Luchino Visconti ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance encounter on a canal bridge results in a series of twilight rendezvous between a lonely man and a sheltered woman haunted by a lover's promise
Du╠łnya sinema tarihi = The Oxford history of world cinema ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Geoffrey N.-
Smith, Geoffrey Nowell-.
Smith, Geoffrey Nowell-, 1939-
Smith, Goeffrey Nowell-
Languages
English (236)
German (6)
Italian (4)
Turkish (3)
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