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From the Lumière brothers to Quentin Tarantino, Greta Garbo to Nicole Kidman, Hollywood to Bollywood, this easy-to-use, compact guide traces the development of films by focusing on the directors who helped shape the industry. 

Beginning with the first technological innovations that made the medium possible, Essential Film examines topics such as cinematographic techniques, stars and stardom, film movements, awards, world cinema and changes in the industry, creating a picture of where film comes from and where it is going. All the key information you need about the movies and the people, who made them possible.


160 x 220 mm, 6.3 x 4.7 inch
480 pages
ca. 1.000 illustrations
Published 2008
Rights sold: USA, Canada, UK, France, Australia, Turkey, Romania, Spain