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The Big Screen The Story of the Movies (Hardcover)

Author:  David Thomson
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0374191891
ISBN-13: 9780374191894
Sku: 229065808
Publish Date: 10/16/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 2T
Pages:  608
 
The enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining, but no longer lays claim to lives the way it once did.
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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 existences of everyday viewers. By the author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. 40,000 first printing.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.

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"...Thomson's stylish prose, simultaneously erudite and entertaining, captivates as it informs..." 07/30/2012

"As he meanders toward his harrumphy conclusions, the author rummages around his head full of knowledge, pulls out colorful bits of movie history, and displays his stuff to the charmed reader with self-assured apercus." 10/12/2012

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0608
Product attributePublisher:   Farrar Straus Giroux
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