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Cinema Year by Year

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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 ...
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Overview

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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From the emergence of film in the 1890s to the big-budget blockbusters of the present day, this incredible book takes movie lovers through each year's best films, emphasizing the technological developments in each era. Filled with wonderful reproductions of vintage movie posters, film stills, and portraits of the stars, Cinema Year by Year is a one-of-a-kind guide to the history of film. One of the best features of this beautiful volume is the inclusion of the original movie reviews for most of the films. Special sections on independent film, special effects, and sound make this a truly comprehensive film reference.
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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)
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A lavish encyclopedia...
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Film addicts will wallow in the 3, 000-plus posters, film stills and star portraits which fill this ostentatiously lavish volume to overflowing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789480477
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: UPDATED ED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 988
  • Product dimensions: 11.68 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn Karney, Editor-in-Chief (First Edition), has been working in the movie world for over 20 years, building up a comprehensive knowledge of and insight into the cinema industry. Besides working as a film, theater, and literary critic, she has written many books on the movies, including Stars of the Forties, Hollywood Love Stories: An Analysis, The Foreign Film Guide, A Star Danced: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, and The life and Films of Burt Lancaster. Robin Karney has also edited Glamorous Musicals and Academy Award Winners, as well as the renowned Octopus Studio Series, which featured The Warner Bros. Story, The Paramount Story, The Hollywood Musical, The Movie Stars Story, The Movie Directors Story, and The Hollywood Story. Gene Siskel is the co-host of The Siskel and Ebert Show, and has been the film columnist for the Chicago Tribune since 1969.
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