From the silent films of Charlie Chaplin to today's high-tech blockbusters, this superb volumenow updatedchronicles our favorite films through hundreds of vibrant images, insightful text, and an introduction by legendary director Franco Zeffirelli. Organized by era, Legendary Movies delves into every genre and explores the thriving Hollywood studios of the '30s and '40s, the Bollywood phenomenon, the influence of international filmmakers, and much more. Readers will meet the key players behind the camera, while movie stars through the ages are spotlighted in superb portraits and candids. In addition, an entertaining selection of 130 must-see movies spans the decades, embracing beloved classics as well as eclectic examples of groundbreaking cinema technology and techniques. Reproductions of movie posters, movie stills, and other colorful graphics provide film fans with a wealth of information and hours of enjoyment.
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About the Author
Journalist and film critic Paolo D'Agostini works for the Italian daily La Repubblica. Over the years he has covered the release of Latin American and Eastern European movies, then focused on Italian cinema. He was president of the National Union of Italian Film Critics, is a member of several Venice Film Festival selection committees, and serves on the commission that chooses the Italian movie for Best Foreign Film consideration at the Oscars, as well as on many other juries. He has taught at the Università La Sapienza, Rome.