Essential Film captures the essence of a time and place, expressing the hopes,
dreams, and fears of people. From the -Lumière brothers to Quentin Tarantino,
Greta Garbo to Nicole Kidman, Hollywood to Bolly-wood, 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, Film examines topics such as cinemato-graphic 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

160 x 120 mm / 6.3 x 4.7 inch, 480 pp,
1.000 illustrations, published 2008
rights sold: USA, Canada, UK, France, Australia, Turkey, Romania