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An informative A-Z guide to every aspect of the silver screen, which takes in biographies of film stars and directors, accounts of films from all parts of the world, articles on the history of cinema and explanations of technical terms and film makers' jargon. It explores the myths and legends of cinema, giving insights into famous successes, disasters and scandals.
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Despite the subtitle and a preface warning of a "humorous and quirky approach," this British import is an absorbing, fact-filled cinema history. Alphabetically arranged, it resembles Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (HarperCollins, 1995. 11th ed.) in its sparkling style and topics (e.g., disguise), characters (e.g., Tarzan), and analysis of important films. Entry lengths compare favorably with those in Ephraim Katz's exhaustive Film Encyclopedia (HarperCollins, 1994. 2d ed.), with exact performer chronologies and credits as well as supporting player biographies. Brewer also quotes actors and filmmakers. Among the esoterica: Barabbas was the only movie made during an eclipse; King Kong's native extras devised a nonsense language. There are some errors and omissions, e.g., Lillie rather than Lilli Palmer, Bad Days rather than Bad Day at Black Rock, identifying American-born director Stanley Kubrik as "British," and listing Nina Foch but not Susan Hayward. Still, this reasonably priced reference is recommended for all cinema and most general collections.?Kim R. Holston, American Inst. for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Malvern, Pa.
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Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Brewer's Cinema: A Phrase and Fable Dictionary This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780304342358
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Book Description Cassel, London, 1995. Soft Bound. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Used paperback in very good condition. This book provides the answers to many favourite aske questions in the world of cinema, such as Why Japanese extremists planned to assassinate Charlie Chaplin, dealing authoritively and entertainingly with all aspects of the cinema - from the days of the early pioneers to the vast international industry of the 1990s. Looking at directors, actors, screenwriters, describing and assessing individual films and defining genres, this is the essential companion guide to cinema. With a foreward from Richard Attenborough .616 pages. Seller Inventory # 2000536
Book Description Cassell, London, 1995. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. (vi) + 617pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain purple boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. "Comprehensive, authoritative, and constantly stimulating, 'Brewer's Cinema' is the 'perfect' reference companion for the film buff and film student . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Dictionary A - Z. Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Seller Inventory # 007465