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Ephraim Katz′s The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed Bible of the movie industry. With up-to-date additions, this sixth edition features more than 7,500 A-Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including:

- Directors, producers, stars, screenwriters, and cinematographers

- Styles, genres, and schools of filmmaking

- Motion picture studios and film centers

- Film-related organizations and events

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Overview

Ephraim Katz′s The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed Bible of the movie industry. With up-to-date additions, this sixth edition features more than 7,500 A-Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including:

- Directors, producers, stars, 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, an index 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!”
Booklist
“Recommended for any reference collection in need of a world view of film.”
Newsweek
“The best movie reference book, hands down.”
Newsweek
“The best movie reference book, hands down.”
Booklist
“Recommended for any reference collection in need of a world view of film.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061432859
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1584
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.60 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    Film Encyclopedia

    How many other people has this encyclopedia said was dead when they were really alive? This encyclopedia said Harold Russell was dead, but he is still alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2001

    somethings lost where something's gained

    The first edition of this extraordinary compendium of information on film makers...their personal as well as professional bios etc., was incredibly well researched, well balanced and comprehensive. Unfortunetly, the still young author, Ephrim Katz died shortly after publication before he had completed a companion volumn on the films themeselves. Since then, other people have written updated editions. However, although they don't acknowledge this, they deleted a number of selected entrants with each new edition. (For example, gone without a trace is Helen Broderic, the brilliant film comedian, whose performance in Rogers' and Astaires' 'TOP HAT' is legendary.) This is a nasty cheat. If possible, find a used copy of the first edition on a used book site, to complement this updated, but recklessly abridged new edition.(I leave it to the reader to deal with my spelling errors.)

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