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The movie book

Author: Danny LeighLouis BaxterJohn FarndonKieran GrantDamon WiseAll authors
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Series: Big ideas simply explained.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
More than a century after the Lumière brothers made their first movie, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as the futuristic Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres-- among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws-- that continue to inspire and enthrall.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danny Leigh; Louis Baxter; John Farndon; Kieran Grant; Damon Wise; DK Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781465437990 : 1465437991
OCLC Number: 910703173
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Visionaries, 1902-1931. Labor omnia vincit : A Trip to the Moon ; Out of the cradle endlessly rocking : Intolerance ; I must become Caligari! : The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ; What are we waiting for? : Battleship Potemkin ; This song of the man and his wife is of no place and every place : Sunrise ; Those who toiled knew nothing of the dreams of those who planned : Metropolis ; If you say what you're thinking, I'll strangle you : Steamboat Bill, Jr. ; Has God promised you things? : The Passion of Joan of Arc ; Falling in love again, never wanted to : The Blue Angel ; If I were you, I'd make a bit of a scene : People on Sunday ; Tomorrow the birds will sing : City Lights --
A Golden Age in black and white, 1931-1949. Don't want to, but must! : M ; Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first : Duck Soup ; Don't be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen, those chains are made of chrome steel : King Kong ; War is declared! Down with monitors and punishment! : Zero de Conduite ; To a new world of gods and monsters! : The Bride of Frankenstein ; Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? : Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ; I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore : The Wizard of Oz ; Everybody has their reasons : The Rules of the Game ; Tomorrow is another day : Gone with the Wind ; You're wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way : His Girl Friday ; It isn't enough to tell us what a man did. You've got to tell us who he was : Citizen Kane ; Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine : Casablanca ; How dare you call me a ham? : To Be or Not to Be ; It's hot in here by the stove : Ossessione ; How singularly innocent I look this morning : Laura ; A kick in the rear, if well delivered, is a sure laugh : Children of Paradise ; Children believe what we tell them : La Belle et la Bête ; This is the universe. Big, isn't it? : A Matter of LIfe and Death ; George, remember no man is a failure who has friend`s : It's a Wonderful Life ; I mind my own business, I bother nobody, and what do I get? Trouble : The Bicycle Thief ; It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms : Kind Hearts and Coronets ; The world doesn't make any heroes outside of your stories : The Third Man --
Fear and wonder, 1950-1959. We all want to forget something, so we tell stories : Rashomon ; I am big. It's the pictures that got small : Sunset Boulevard ; I have always relied on the kindness of strangers : A Streetcar Named Desire ; It's a hard world for little things : The NIght of the Hunter ; What's the first thing an actor learns? "The show must go on!" : Singin' in the Rain ; Let's go home : Tokyo Story ; When I was a kid, I used to see men go off on these kind of jobs--
and not come back : The Wages of Fear ; But if we don't use your device against Godzilla, what are we going to do? : Godzilla ; Just wait until you see your mother. She's never looked so radiant : All That Heaven Allows ; I don't think that I want to learn that way : Rebel Without a Cause ; When I"m better, we'll go and look at the trains again : Pather Panchali ; Get me to that bus stop and forget you ever saw me : Kiss Me Deadly ; That'll be the day : The Searchers ; I have long walked by your side : The Seventh Seal ; If I do what you tell me, will you love me? : Vertigo ; What did you do during the uprising? : Ashes and Diamonds ; Well, nobody's perfect : Some LIke It Hot ; Your parents say you're always lying : The 400 Blows --
Rebel rebel, 1960-1974. You are the first woman on the first day of creation : La Dolce Vita ; Don't use the brakes. Cars are made to go, not to stop : À bout de souffle ; That's what all these loony laws are for, to be broken by blokes like us : Saturday Night and Sunday Morning ; I have never stayed so long anywhere : Last Year at Marienbad ; This is the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood : La jetée ; Guy, I love you. You smell of gasoline : The Umbrellas of Cherbourg ; There's gold in the sea beyond : Black God, White Devil ; Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room! : Dr. Strangelove ; I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am : The Sound of Music ; It's difficult to start a revolution : The Battle of Algiers ; Who wants to be an angel? : Chelsea Girls ; Let's see the sights! : Playtime ; This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks : Bonnie and Clyde ; I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that : 2001: A Space Odyssey ; We're gonna stick together, just like it used to be : The Wild Bunch ; They see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em : Easy Rider ; Are you fond of meat? : Le Boucher ; Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me : The Godfather ; That man is a head taller than me. That may change : Aguirre, the Wrath of God ; The guests are here, sir : The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie ; Did you really see her? : Don't Look Now ; You can talk to him whenever you want. Just close your eyes and call him : The Spirit of the Beehive ; You know what happens to nosy fellows? : Chinatown ; And we'll buy ourselves a little piece of heaven : Ali: Fear Eats the Soul --
Angels and monsters, 1975-1991. You're gonna need a bigger boat : Jaws ; There's some questions got answers and some haven't : Picnic at Hanging Rock ; Someday a real rain will come : Taxi Driver ; I lurve you, you know? I loave you. I luff you. Two 'F's : Annie Hall ; The Force is strong with this one : Star Wars ; You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? : Alien ; It's so quiet out here. It is the quietest place in the world : Stalker ; You have to have good men. Good men, all of them : Das Boot ; I've seen things you people wouldn't believe : Blade Runner ; I can't figure out if you're a detective or a pervert : Blue Velvet ; Why am I me, and why not you? : Wings of Desire ; I thought this only happened in the movies : Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown ; Being happy isn't all that great : Sex, Lies, and Videotape ; Today's temperature's gonna rise up over 100 degrees : Do the Right Thing ; She has the face of Buddha and the heart of a scorpion : Raise the Red Lantern --
Small world, 1992-present. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men : Pulp Fiction ; I feel something important is happening around me. And it scares me : Three Colors: Red ; Get busy living, or get busy dying : The Shawshank Redemption ; To infinity, and beyond! : Toy Story ; It's not how you fall that matters. It's how you land : La Haine ; I'm not sure I agree with you one hundred percent on your police work there, Lou : Fargo ; We've all lost our children : The Sweet Hereafter ; I miss my father : Central Station ; Here's to the man who killed my sister : Festen ; Everyone's fear takes on a life of its own : Ringu ; A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ; You don't remember your name? : Spirited Away ; I like to look for things no-one else catches : Amélie ; What an extraordinary stance! : Lagaan ; It all began with the forging of the Great Rings : The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ; You need more than guts to be a good gangster. You need ideas : City of God ; Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone : Oldboy ; You don't know me, but I know you : The Lives of Others ; You'll see that life isn't like fairy tales : Pan's Labyrinth ; This is our destiny : Slumdog Millionaire ; This box is full of stuff that almost killed me : The Hurt Locker ; If I die, what a beautiful death! : Man on Wire ; I'd like to ask you something, Father : The White Ribbon ; Everyone pays for the things they do : Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ; So, what do you like about being up here? : Gravity ; We're all just winging it : Boyhood. Visionaries, 1902-1931 --
A Golden Age in black and white, 1931-1949 --
Fear and wonder, 1950-1959 --
Rebel rebel, 1960-1974 --
Angels and monsters, 1975-1991 --
Small world, 1992-present.
Series Title: Big ideas simply explained.
Responsibility: Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise, contributors ; Danny Leigh, consultant editor.
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More than a century after the Lumière brothers made their first movie, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as the futuristic Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres-- among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws-- that continue to inspire and enthrall. In more recent years, technological progress has led to such groundbreaking achievements as Toy Story and Gravity. Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world-- from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi. The Movie Book is the perfect introduction to this fascinating subject, bound to delight and entertain film buffs and new movie audiences alike.


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