This book is the centennial history of motion pictures in New Zealand.
The first part of the book traces the development of cinema shows in the country from the earliest flickering, jerky "silents" in makeshift premises, through the grandeur of the 1920s picture palaces, to today's sophisticated multiplexes; examines the careers of notable impresarios and entrepreneurs; and looks at the controversy of film censorship since the 1910s.
The second part of the book covers filmmaking in New Zealand since the end of the 19th century - the various types of productions by independents, government and television, challenges that filmmakers have faced, pioneers and standout figures in the industry, and the notable films that have been made. An appendix provides a filmography of New Zealand feature films from 1940 through 1996.
Thoroughly researched and illustrated with over 140 excellent photos, 36 in color, this book is a key reference to New Zealand cinema and films.
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Book Description IPL Books, Wellington, 1997, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Near Fine in Softcover. 1st Edition. 144pp 4to. Black spine with white titles. Bookseller Inventory # 123669
Book Description IPL Books, New Zealand, 1007. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. tidy ex library -semi stiff card covers. Bookseller Inventory # 48380