American Film Institute Desk Reference: The Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Know about the Movies

American Film Institute Desk Reference: The Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Know about the Movies

by Melinda Corey, George Ochoa, George Ochoa
     
 

The only source of movie history any fan will want to read. Presented by the American Film Institute, the nation's preeminent organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image, the American Film Institute Desk Reference is the most comprehensive reference book on filmmaking ever published. Providing detailed information on the world of

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The only source of movie history any fan will want to read. Presented by the American Film Institute, the nation's preeminent organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image, the American Film Institute Desk Reference is the most comprehensive reference book on filmmaking ever published. Providing detailed information on the world of film, its history and its personalities, this single volume is loaded with enough facts and trivia to satisfy any movie buff. Highlighting filmmakers and costume designers, financiers and actors, this complete guide is packed with more than 500 photographs and illustrations, a year by year chronology of film, and many special annotated lists, including the AFI's celebrated list of the 100 Best Films of the Past 100 Years.

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"It's amazing there has never been a source to turn to for all the basic information about the movies," writes Clint Eastwood in his introduction to The American Film Institute Desk Reference: The Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the Movies. Responding to Eastwood's observation, editors Melinda Corey and George Ochoa have packed this colossal volume with information on "movie basics" (the fundamentals of how films are made); "movie crafts" (aspects of the business, including acting and special effects); profiles of actors, directors and others; and lists of significant films. Throughout, celebrity essays written by Angela Lansbury, Martin Scorsese and a handful of others add a unique perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789489340
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.60(d)

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