With contributions from a world-class team of critics and cultural historians, this superb reference is an unsurpassed guide through the history of cinema illustrated with gorgeous reproductions of the world's iconic films, descriptions, critical assessments and a chronological timeline that puts each film into context against the background of the international evolution of cinema as a leading form of art and entertainment. Even in the age of YouTube where everyone is their own auteur, films remain the defining artworks of our time, and this absorbing, lavishly illustrated book is perfect for anyone who loves movies.
This hardcover book measures 7 inches by 10 inches. Published October 4, 2011.
Origin: United States
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