"99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry" compresses 99 of the world's most famous movies - in just four squares! In a remarkable way, riotously entertaining texts and spot on illustrations let you, so to speak, get the picture, summarizing all the must-see classics. Get the low down on: "Citizen Kane", "Psycho", "The Seventh Seal", "Gone With the Wind", "Dirty Dancing", "Jaws", "Baghdad Cafe", "Rocky", "Yojimbo", "The Guns of Navarone", "Jailhouse Rock", "The Big Blue", "Rebel Without a Cause", "Taxi Driver", "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Misfits", among many others.
Long before "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Hollywood's version of the Middle Ages had sometimes been laughable. Who can resist chuckling at "The Black Knight" (1954), in which Arthurian warriors ride across a plain complete with telephone poles in the background? Or "The Black Shield of Falworth" (1954), in which Tony Curtis-in his best medieval Bronx accent-utters the immortal line, "Yonda is the castle of my fodda"? These films may not be paragons of historical accuracy, but much of what we know-or think we know-about the Middle Ages has been dictated by what we've seen on the movie screen.
The eleventh edition of "A Short History of the Movies" continues its long-standing tradition of scrupulously accurate details, up-to-date information, and jargon-free writing style that has made it the most widely adopted film history textbook. This edition offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film. From the early experiments with motion photography, through the American studio years of the 1930's and 1940's, from Neorealism and the New Wave, up to the present age of digital cinema, "A Short History of Film "provides a comprehensive presentation of the history of cinema. This eleventh edition has been revised and updated to include current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers.
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