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Movies Gilbert Adair

Movies By Gilbert Adair

Movies by Gilbert Adair


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From the Luminere Brothers' first public film screening at the end of the 19th century to the technical wizardry of the present day, the cinema has both recorded and created our history. This text is an anthology of the century of the moving image.

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Movies by Gilbert Adair

Cinema is the quintessential art form of the twentieth century. From the Lumiere brothers' first public film screening at the end of the nineteenth century to the technical wizardry of today, cinema has recorded, created, even revised our history. Its images, icons, follies, and foibles endure as part of our collective consciousness. However, does the end of the century also herald the "end of cinema"? Has mainstream, formulaic, big-budget moviemaking triumphed over other alternatives? Covering a panoramic range of genres and styles, from B-movies and Nazi propaganda films to independent features and animated productions, and with texts by Orson Welles, Francois Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock, Colette, John Updike, Umberto Eco, and other modern visionaries, this eclectic volume is a refreshing look at the ever-fascinating world of the movies and a much-needed corrective to the Hollywood bias.

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GOR001323465
9780141180847
0141180846
Movies by Gilbert Adair
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-10-18
464
N/A
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