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Icons of film : the 20th century

Author: Peter W Engelmeier; Michael Althen
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles eighty-four films as highlights of the twentieth century in cinema, presenting photos, credits, summaries, and other tidbits of information on each film.
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Icons of film.
Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2000
(OCoLC)681045852
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Engelmeier; Michael Althen
ISBN: 3791323946 9783791323947
OCLC Number: 44533293
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Raising the curtain on the first century of film ; Douglas, Mary, Charlie and friends or how it started so silently and then learned to talk / Peter W. Engelmeier --
The films: The kid ; Nosferatu : a symphony of horror ; The Battleship Potemkin ; Metropolis ; The blue angel ; "M" ; Top hat ; Modern times ; Bringing up baby ; Gone with the wind ; Ninotchka ; Citizen Kane ; Arsenic and old lace ; Casablanca ; To be or not to be ; For whom the bell tolls ; Children of paradise ; Gilda ; The third man ; Sunset Boulevard ; A streetcar named Desire ; High noon ; Singin' in the rain ; From here to eternity ; La strada (The road) ; Rebel without a cause ; Wild strawberries ; The cranes are flying ; Cat on a hot tin roof ; The big country ; La dolce vita ; A bout de souffle ; Ben Hur ; Some like it hot ; Psycho ; Breakfast at Tiffany's ; Lawrence of Arabia ; Goldfinger ; The fearless vampire killers ; In the heat of the night ; Le samourai (The godson) ; Bonnie and Clyde ; 2001: a space odyssey ; Once upon a time in the West ; Easy rider ; The garden of the Finzi-Continis ; The godfather ; Cabaret ; Day for night ; The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie ; The way we were ; One flew over the cuckoo's nest ; Taxi driver ; The star wars trilogy ; The marriage of Maria Braun ; Manhattan ; The tin drum ; Apocalypse now ; Gandhi ; Blade runner ; Paris, Texas ; Once upon a time in America ; Out of Africa ; Down by law ; The last emperor ; Dead Poets Society ; Rain man ; Pretty woman ; Do the right thing ; Dances with Wolves ; The silence of the lambs ; Thelma & Louise ; Schindler's list ; Short cuts ; Forrest Gump ; Pulp fiction ; The English patient ; Broken silence ; Titanic ; Life is beautiful ; The celebration ; Shakespeare in love ; The matrix ; American beauty --
How "The End" disappeared from the cinema screen / Michael Althen.
Responsibility: edited by Peter W. Engelmeier ; with contributions by Michael Althen [and others].

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This book presents 85 outstanding box office hits which have defined 20th-century cinema. Each double-page spread provides details of the film's conception, its initial box office reception and any  Read more...

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