Richard Maltby's "Hollywood Cinema" is excellent.
Harry Kirchner

On 11/6/07 1:18 AM, "Darnell, Amy L." <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> In response to Professor Frank's question about textbooks, I have found that
> Mast and Kawain's "Short History of the Movies" is more than up to the task of
> teaching an introductory course.  Combining it with Corrigan's "Short Guide to
> Writing about Film" I find that students are more than challenged with the
> level of insight and information.  The publishers have even created a
> 'shorter' history of the movies that still comes in at well over 300 pages if
> you're trying to find a streamlined, yet substantive history for an
> introductory class.
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