The Big Screen

The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

Book - 2012
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"The Big Screen" tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their long, slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining but no longer lays claim to our lives the way it once did.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
ISBN: 9780374191894
Characteristics: viii, 595 p., [16] leaves of plates :,ill. ;,24 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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