The Film Book: A Complete Guide to the World of Cinema

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The Film Book: A Complete Guide to the World of Cinema

The Film Book: A Complete Guide to the World of Cinema

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To be a habitué makes one easily suggestible through the eye, quick at observing manners, gestures and tricks of expression. Almost 30 years since its inception and with nearly 200 films addressed, the celebrated BFI Film Classics line is launching with a new look in 2020 featuring specially-commissioned cover artwork from leading illustrators, designers and photographers. Rosenblum and Roberts, a film editor and a journalist respectively, have written a book that's part exploration of the history of film editing and how the job works, and part personal story about Rosenblum's work on multiple classic Woody Allen films and other movies that have received great acclaim. Thomson’s Dictionary was a revelation when it first appeared 35 years ago because it doubled as a work of reference and (brilliant) criticism – it remains indispensable.

A study that manages to say a lot of fascinating, illuminating things about its subject even though it labours under the handicap that when it was published (1975) Hollywood had made almost no films about the Vietnam War. As befits his flinty films, Melville is a pugnacious, affectionate and slightly melancholy observer: sanguine and unequivocal about the daring with which his films were made. We may know much more today about what really happened, but Leyda’s judgements were shrewd and his sheer enthusiasm is still infectious. Profiling more than 100 of the most significant films ever made, and the world's most influential directors, The Film Book will take you on a journey through the changing landscape of cinema. Frank Kermode defined the ‘classic’ in literature as a work that can be endlessly re-interpreted, according to the needs and interests of successive generations.Packaged in a metal tin just like a reel of film, The Film Book is full to bursting with interesting stats, facts and figures and is essential reading for any film buff. Peppered with observations about friendship, love, and growing up, the books are as funny as the movie. This was the volume that made a god awful 26-hour greyhound bus trip to New York seem bearable – in fact, time well spent.

This might appeal more to the pop film fan rather than the film scholar or film school graduate, but considering how fun, zany, and expansive it is, this book is entertaining for any modern movie lover who also appreciates great illustration! Hachette Book Group is a leading book publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest publisher in the world.This book follows how the kernel of an idea became a film, a trilogy, and then was revived to become the fandom we know today, with so many sidelines, offshoots, sequels, and prequels. Sometimes, especially after you’ve just stumbled out of the remake of Clash of the Titans, that seems an intellectually responsible position. Apart from conveying what it felt like to be at the top of the game (and sliding to the bottom in the second, equally fascinating volume, Million Dollar Movie), it also provides dozens of shrewd judgements on film-makers who are only now being discovered.

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