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Legendary Movies

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"140 movies chosen from among the most beautiful, the most imaginative, the most surprising, and also the most successful in the history of cinema." "140 chapters illustrated with pictures from the original frames. 140 stages of a journey into the fantasy and magic of the movie industry." "As with all selections, the list of titles is subjective, or rather it reflects our considered thoughts; we tried to convey an overall idea, the broadest and most representative possible, of the still relatively short journey of cinema, from silent and

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Overview

"140 movies chosen from among the most beautiful, the most imaginative, the most surprising, and also the most successful in the history of cinema." "140 chapters illustrated with pictures from the original frames. 140 stages of a journey into the fantasy and magic of the movie industry." "As with all selections, the list of titles is subjective, or rather it reflects our considered thoughts; we tried to convey an overall idea, the broadest and most representative possible, of the still relatively short journey of cinema, from silent and black-and-white movies to the present. We did not only search for absolute beauty - we know it is impossible to please everybody. In addition to the movies we selected, there are hundreds of other films that deserved to be mentioned." This volume is neither going to be an encyclopedia nor a catalogue, it will provide a panoramic view of the history of cinema, discussing all the components of the Seventh Art: from absolute masterpieces to blockbusters that defined an era, creating trends and fashions. Works that, for many reasons, have earned their place in the common memory of millions. Therefore commercial films are also included, such as the films that changed the course of history, enduring time, and remaining popular from one generation to the next.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594005360
  • Publisher: White Star Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Journalist and film critic Paolo D'Agostini works for the Italian daily La Repubblica. Over the years he has covered the release of Latin American and Eastern European movies, then focused on Italian cinema. He was president of the National Union of Italian Film Critics, is a member of several Venice Film Festival selection committees, and serves on the commission that chooses the Italian movie for Best Foreign Film consideration at the Oscars, as well as on many other juries. He has taught at the Università La Sapienza, Rome.
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