Cinema: The Whole Story

Cinema: The Whole Story

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 172 x 245 x 46mm | 1,820g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • With over 1100 illustrations
  • 0500289476
  • 9780500289471
  • 185,684

Table of contents

1. 1900-29 * 2. 1930-39 * 3. 1940-59 * 4. The 1960s * 5. 1970-79 * 6. 1990-2010
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'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 'May just be the only book on a massive subject you'll ever need' - Bafta online 'A great introduction to cinema's long and varied tale, remaining well-written, accessible and clearly laid-out throughout' - Empire
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About Philip Kemp

Philip Kemp teaches Film Journalism at Leicester and Middlesex Universities and is the author of Lethal Innocence: The Cinema of Alexander Mackendrick and of a study of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy.
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