100 Ideas that Changed Film chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history as well as being a fascinating resource to dip into.
Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of film, the ideas include innovative concepts, technologies, techniques and movements. From the silent era’s masterpieces to today’s blockbusters and art house movies, these highly illustrated pages are a chance to discover or rediscover films from all around the world.
I bought this book as a birthday present, but when I saw it couldn’t resist flicking through the pages – and I will definitely ask to borrow it afterwards! The films which Parkinson names range from old classics to modern creations, and it’s interesting to see how film has developed over the years and the meanings within them. It doesn’t seem too heavy either, as each chapter is only a few pages long so it looks as if you can gather quite a lot of ideas and information, but without having to dedicate a long time to investigating the various genres and techniques, etc. It seems ideal and fun for a film fan, and I am sure it will be received with genuine pleasure! – Amazon reviewer
Other books in this series include 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion, 100 Ideas that Changed Art, 100 Ideas that Changed Design, 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design and the upcoming 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture and 100 Ideas that Changed Photography.
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