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The Short Story of Film

A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Films, Techniques and Movements

Ian Haydn Smith



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Laurence King
01 April 2020
The Short Story of Film is a new and innovative introduction to the art of film-making. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key movies, from superhero blockbusters to indie darlings. The design of the book allows the reader to navigate their way around key genres, movements and techniques with ease. Accessible, concise and fun to read, this pocket guide will give moviegoers a new way to enjoy their favourite films and to discover new ones to watch.

The perfect book for all movie lovers who want to understand how, why and when film changed
By:   Ian Haydn Smith
Imprint:   Laurence King
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 148mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   530g
ISBN:   9781786275639
ISBN 10:   1786275635
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Haydn Smith is the editor of Curzon Magazine and the BFI's Filmmaker Magazine. He has written and broadcast widely on film and photography, including the bestselling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Reviews for The Short Story of Film: A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Films, Techniques and Movements

There's great passion and knowledge within these pages and I could see the spark of a lifelong obsession with film being born of it. A Classic Movie Blog Scary Bingo provides a fun, not-so-terrifying twist on a classic game. The adorable illustrations make it the perfect game for killing some time with little ones at home because the only thing scarier than the made-up monsters are the tantrums of a bored 7-year-old. ?-BuzzFeed

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