Saturday, February 25, 2012

Defining Moments in Movies: The Greatest Films, Stars, Scenes, and Events that Made Movie Magic (Chris Fujiwara)

Defining Moments in Movies: The Greatest Films, Stars, Scenes, and Events that Made Movie Magic
Edited by Chris Fujiwara

Blurb: Part expert selection of seminal moments, part glorious celebration of over 100 years of cinema. The moments are divided into categories. The seminal films, the major players - actors, actresses, directors, producers - focusing on a moment that encompasses their contribution, great scenes, great lines, and major events - from meetings and debuts to casting quirks and deaths. Whether dazzlingly inventive, technically breathtaking, shockingly simple or simply shocking, these moments took movies to their greatest heights. Some are legendary - the spectacular action sequence, awesome special effects, extraordinary performances, genius direction or unforgettable dialogue. Others are more subtle - groundbreaking films that inspired decades of imitators, the first screen appearance of a future star, the untimely death of a major player, or even the roll of the dice on the casting couch that gave us Brandon's Godfather rather than Borgnine's.

Each moment is an indelible, vital or explosive turning point in filmmaking, each reviewed in its historic context with an overview of its impact on movie history, movie making and movie viewing.

-Written by a superb selection of international film writers, critics, experts and film makers, here is an intelligent guide to over a century of major movies, film history and criticism.
-In depth reviews of key scenes, speeches and seminal films from over 50 countries offer rare insight into the giants of the silver screen.
-Biography and impact of the major movers and shakers covers the great directors, cinematographers and stars.

ISBN: 9781844036042 (Softback)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Cassell
Pages: 800 (Non-Fiction)


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