The Story of FilmBook - 2011
"Mark Cousins' narrative takes a chronological journey through the history of film worldwide. It is a story told from the point of view of filmmakers and moviegoers themselves. Weaving personalities, film technology, and production with engaging descriptions of ground-breaking scenes, Cousins uses his experience as film historian, producer, and director to capture the shifting trends of movie history without recourse to jargon. We learn how filmmakers influenced each other, how contemporary events influenced them, and how they challenged established techniques and developed new technologies to enhance their medium. The Story of Film presents three epochs: Silent (1885-1928); Sound (1928-1990); and Digital (1990-Present), spanning the birth of the moving image, the establishment of Hollywood, the European avant-garde movements, personal filmmaking, world cinema, and recent phenomena such as Computer Generated Imagery and the ever-more 'real' realizations of the wildest of imaginations."--Jacket.
Publisher: London : Pavilion, 2011.
Copyright Date: ©2004.
Characteristics: 512 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,25 cm.