Film : The 50 Most Influential Filmmakers in the World Hardback
by Tom Charity
Part of the Little Book of Big Ideas series
This book is a pocket history of film, covering technical developments, famous directors, actors, and films as well as genres such as Westerns, film noir etc.
The book starts with the Lumiere brothers and works up to the present particularly focussing on famous directors such as Cecil B.
DeMille, Eisenstein, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, John Cassavetes, Ingamar Bergman, Roberto Rossellini and Martin Scorsese, and specific trends in films such as women in film, the studio system, genres and the star system.
There are also little side panels highlighting famous actors and movies.
All in all, this is an excellent pocket introduction to the history and world of film.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, 70, full colour throughout
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/09/2009
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9781408109403