The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition: The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry

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“The best movie reference book, hands down” (Newsweek) is now available in a deftly revised and meticulously updated seventh edition. Ephraim Katz’s celebrated and comprehensive cinema Bible, The Film Encyclopedia, has been lovingly expanded to include new, thorough coverage of independent films, the artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking, and the trends that lie close to the heart of today’s movie buff. Cinephiles will delight in new entries ranging from Sophia Coppola and Wes Anderson to The Lord of the Rings and Captain America. Built upon a foundation which inspired Katherine Hepburn to comment, “Wow! What a book!,” The Film Encyclopedia 7e is an indispensable addition to any movie fan’s home library.

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Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition features more than 7,500 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including:

  • Directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, and cinematographers;
  • Styles, genres, and schools of filmmaking;
  • Motion picture studios and film centers;
  • Film-related organizations and events;
  • Industry jargon and technical terms;
  • Inventions, inventors, and equipment;
  • Plus comprehensive listings of academy award–winning films
  • And artists, top-grossing films, and much more!

About the Author:

Ephraim Katz was a writer, journalist, and filmmaker who devoted his life to gathering the information in The Film Encyclopedia. He was working on the second edition at the time of his death in 1992.



Ronald Dean Nolen is the former editor of the trade publication Centerstage. Also an accomplished actor, he has appeared in leading roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as in television and film. His most recent project as a producer is the documentary film None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BA from Hardin-Simmons University, where he serves on the faculty.

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