The Film Encyclopedia 7e: The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry

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Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition features more than 7,500 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including:

  • Directors, ...
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Overview

Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition features more than 7,500 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including:

  • Directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, and cinematographers;
  • Styles, genres, and schools of filmmaking;
  • Motion picture studios and film centers;
  • Film-related organizations and events;
  • Industry jargon and technical terms;
  • Inventions, inventors, and equipment;
  • Plus comprehensive listings of academy award–winning films
  • And artists, top-grossing films, and much more!
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Editorial Reviews

Katharine Hepburn
“Wow! What a book!”
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“Recommended for any reference collection in need of a world view of film.”
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“The best movie reference book, hands down.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062026156
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1616
  • Sales rank: 94,499
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 2.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Ephraim Katz was a writer, journalist, and filmmaker who devoted his life to gathering the information in The Film Encyclopedia. He was working on the second edition at the time of his death in 1992.

Ronald Dean Nolen is the former editor of the trade publication Centerstage. Also an accomplished actor, he has appeared in leading roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as in television and film. His most recent project as a producer is the documentary film None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BA from Hardin-Simmons University, where he serves on the faculty.

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