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The young Oxford book of the movies

by David Parkinson

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195212444, Hardcover)

With this one-stop guide, you do not need to be in the dark about the movies ever again! The Young Oxford Book of the Movies explores the history of film around the world, from the earliest silent movies to the blockbusters of today, through a century of constant challenge and change. How did the stars of the silent era adapt to the coming of the "talkies," and how did movies face up to the threat from television? Separate chapters look at different genres of films, presenting the greatest comedians, cowboys, heroes, and horrors of the big screen, as well as the actors, directors, and movie moguls who created them. The whole story is lavishly illustrated throughout.
An entire section is devoted to the life cycle of a movie, from the initial idea to the gala opening night. See how casting, costumes, makeup, and brilliant special effects are combined to entertain us, and look up your favorite movies in the fact file.

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Explores the history of film around the world, from the earliest shadow show to the blockbusters of today, discussing the transition from the silent era to "talkies" and examining specific genres such as comedy, cowboy pictures, and horror movies.

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