Cinema Year by Year

Cinema Year by Year

by Alexander Walker, Gene Siskel
     
 

The cinema is indisputably the art form of the modern age. Ever since the Lumiere brothers' first moving pictures were greeted by astonished gasps in 1895, the movies have exerted an extraordinary and wide-reaching influence over us. The history of the cinema is a record of our rapidly changing world and the lively newspaper-style approach of cinema Year by Year… See more details below

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The cinema is indisputably the art form of the modern age. Ever since the Lumiere brothers' first moving pictures were greeted by astonished gasps in 1895, the movies have exerted an extraordinary and wide-reaching influence over us. The history of the cinema is a record of our rapidly changing world and the lively newspaper-style approach of cinema Year by Year brings unprecedented immediacy to this irresistible story. Ready-reference pages list the key events and Oscar winners for each year, and over 3,000 illustrations bring new life to the stars and scenes of over a century of film history. This unique reference work is the most entertaining and detailed illustrated history of cinema ever published. The revolutionary medium of film has reflected and shaped our culture for over a century. In this absorbing, fully up-to-date 2001 edition, Cinema Year by Year takes you on an exhilarating voyage through the world of movies, from their birth in the 1890s to the technical ingenuity of the present day. Crammed with stunning movie stills, studio portraits, "behind-the-screens" photographs, and classic posters. Over 970 authoritative pages are packed with key movie events and facts and figures, while the easy-to-use, ready-reference pages pinpoint the movie highlights of each year. Includes an in-depth look at the complex, demanding, and fascinating work of the movie-makers and the stars. Special features examine different aspects of film history, including The Silent Era, The New Wave, Special Effects, and The Rise of the Independent Film.

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A lavish encyclopedia... (Entertainment Weekly) Film addicts will wallow in the 3,000-plus posters, film stills and star portraits which fill this ostentatiously lavish volume to overflowing. (The London Times)
Entertainment Weekly
A lavish encyclopedia...
London Times
Film addicts will wallow in the 3, 000-plus posters, film stills and star portraits which fill this ostentatiously lavish volume to overflowing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789480477
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
UPDATED ED
Pages:
988
Product dimensions:
11.68(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.95(d)

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