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Cinema: The Whole Story

Philip Kemp Christopher Frayling



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Thames & Hudson
10 October 2019
Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema; History: specific events & topics
Cinema: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema. It places the burgeoning world of cinema in the context of social and cultural developments that have taken place since its beginnings. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of cinematic development, from the earliest days of film projection to the multiscreen cinemas and super-technology of today. Illustrated, in-depth text charts every genre of cinema, from the first silent films to epic blockbusters, CGI graphics and groundbreaking effects of the 21st century. Cinema: The Whole Story is an indispensable book for all those who love watching and reading about films and who want to understand more about the world of cinema.
By:   Christopher Frayling
Edited by:   Philip Kemp
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Revised Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 172mm, 
Weight:   1.760kg
ISBN:   9780500295274
ISBN 10:   0500295271
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   10 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. 1900-29 * 2. 1930-39 * 3. 1940-59 * 4. The 1960s * 5. 1970-79 * 6. 1990-2018

Reviews for Cinema: The Whole Story

'A great introduction to cinema's long and varied tale ... well-written, accessible and clearly laid-out throughout' - Empire 'As you'd expect from Thames & Hudson, Cinema: The Whole Story combines high production values and a generous selection of colour stills with a sensible price tag ... truly impressive, with much to offer for the novice and the jaded aficionado' - Sight & Sound

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