A Chronology of Film presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technical innovations, social changes and artistic interventions. Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of film from the earliest moving images to the present-day blockbusters, it features key films, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were produced. Special feature spreads highlight important technical developments and key practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles, and directors, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to film in all its different forms.



ISBN: 9780500023693
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 10 Jun 2021
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 25.4(H) x 21.6(L)


Author Biography

Ian Haydn Smith is the author of Selling the Movie and Cult Filmmakers, and is also the update editor on 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Haydn Smith is also the editor of BFI Filmmakers Magazine and Curzon Magazine.

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