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  • ISBN: 1465437991
  • ISBN: 9781465437990
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
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  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Subject: Motion pictures History

  • Baker & Taylor
    Profiles 100 of the best movies ever made throughout the world, for anyone with a passion for films and the history of cinema.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Profiles one hundred of the best movies ever made throughout the world, from the silent film era to the twenty-first century, discussing central themes, characters, actors, and directors.
  • Penguin Putnam

    Stand by for hours of blissful immersion in the world of film – the world’s “seventh art”. 

    The Movie Book is your detailed guide to 100 seismic films, from Intolerance (1916) to the groundbreaking Boyhood (2014).

    Part of the Big Ideas series, The Movie Book is your perfect companion and reference with infographics to explain swift-moving plots and complicated relationships. It shows The Godfather’s complicated web of family and associates, for example, and gives minute-by-minute plot lines to iconic movies such as Taxi Driver or Blade Runner. 

    One film can influence another and this indispensable and crystal clear guide explains what inspired Quentin Tarantino to use a glowing briefcase in Pulp Fiction, for example, or how Jaws triggered decades of summer action blockbusters. 

    Liberally sprinkled with gorgeous stills, pithy quotes, and trivia detail, The Movie Book brings you new insights into your favorites and introduces you to little-known masterpieces from around the world.

    Series Overview:
     Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.



  • Penguin Putnam
    Learn about the visual and performing arts in The Movie Book.

    Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Movies in this overview guide to the subject, great for beginners looking to learn and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Movie Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. 

    This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Movies, with:

    - More than 100 of the best movies ever made worldwide
    - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
    - A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
    - Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

    The Movie Book is the perfect introduction to the rich history of cinema like never before - from the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you’ll discover more than 100 of the best movies ever made, uncovering the key themes and big ideas behind the world's most celebrated cinematic gems.

    Your Movie Questions, Simply Explained

    This book brings cinema to life with iconic quotes and film stills, posters, biographies of directors, actors, and actresses, along with narrative timelines and infographics exploring key themes. If you thought it was difficult to learn about the best cinematic masterpieces, The Movie Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Learn everything about your favorite movies, as well as celebrated classics and the films to watch before you die, through iconic quotes and stills, posters, biographies, memorabilia and narrative timelines, through fantastic mind maps and step-by-step summaries. 

    The Big Ideas Series

    With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Movie Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

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