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Paperback Discoveries: Birth of the Motion Picture Book

ISBN: 0810928744

ISBN13: 9780810928749

Discoveries: Birth of the Motion Picture

Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries RM volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture,... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Fabulous pix, authoritative text, original documentary -- A Must-Have sleeper!

I had to put in an appropriately short plug for this superb Abrams condensed tour-de-force: This tiny (5" x 7") bookie packs more into its 174 pages of 7 chapters plus 3 back matter sections PLUS comprehensive indexes than you would likely imagine. Not only are the images -- monochrome, repro hand-tinted where appropriate, and full color where posters and equipment is concerned -- uniformly stunning, but the tersely authoritative text is supplemented with 8 invaluable original "documents" with titles as far-ranging as: "Lumiere Remembers"; "A World of Ideas"; "Tricks of the Trade"; and pieces on war, erotic, and advertising flicks. Plus, of course, the one on the first woman filmmaker. Sounds like a gotta-have? It IS!

Early masters of the motion picture

Illuminating and informative book about the birth of the motion picture. Written by a Frenchman it concentrates on the development of the motion picture in France but other countries are not ignored. This is an interesting and original account of the founding fathers of the motion picture(and founding mothers too, a section is devoted to the worlds first woman filmaker Alice Guy, whos first film was The Cabbage Fairy.) Beautiful colored photographs and an engaging,lively text make this a must have novel for film and history buffs.
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