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100 Ideas That Changed Film

$29.95 Paperback SEE Inside!

About the Author:

David Parkinson is a film reviewer for the Radio Times and the Oxford Times, a contributing editor on Empire and writes the 'Ask Parky' column for the Guardian Film website.

Published By:

Laurence King Pub, 04/18/2012

Product Details:

216 p. : 10.75 H x 0.75 D x 8.25 W inches 1.98 lbs.

This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. Entertaining and intelligent, it is both a concise history and a fascinating resource. Arranged in a broadly chronology to show the development of film, the ideology includes innovations, technologies, techniques and movements. From the silent era’s masterpieces to today’s blockbusters and art house movies, these highly illustrated pages are a chance to discover films from five continents. The milestones that have given Hollywood a hegemony over world cinema are discussed, but so too are subjects as diverse as German Expressionism, auteur theory and Third Cinema. Key concepts such as continuity editing, genre and sound are also fully explored, through informed text and arresting visuals. Contains a brief history and explanation of various approaches and practices used in filmmaking including stunts, film noir, zoom, road movies, musical scores, and feminist film theory. While paying homage to the medium's great classics, we learn why...
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