The Big Screen

The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

Book - 2012
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Traces the rise, decline and influence of the film industry on the modern world, assessing its expressions in multiple media, its capacity for imitating and idealizing life, and its role in the lives of everyday viewers.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374191894
0374191891
Branch Call Number: 791.4309 TH
Characteristics: p. cm

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ChristchurchLib Mar 18, 2013

A straightforward history of the movie industry this is not, but if you're looking for erudition, provocative questioning, and an intelligent analysis of what's happened on the screen (big, small, or attached to a computer), you've come to the right place. From changes in technology to shifts in creative energy, David Thomson covers about 100 years of film-making with "free-associative license," The New York Times says approvingly. Knowledgeable, persuasive, and passionate, Thomson and The Big Screen should not be missed by serious moviegoers - or those who want a great introduction to film history.

Popular Culture newsletter March 2013.

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