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  • The Movie Book

  • Big Ideas Simply Explained
  • By: DK
  • Narrated by: Peter Guiness
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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The Movie Book

By: DK
Narrated by: Peter Guiness
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Publisher's summary

Narrated by Peter Guiness, explore the rich history of cinema like never before - from the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century science-fiction - uncovering the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world's most celebrated cinematic gems.

Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune (1902) and ending with Richard Linklater's groundbreaking Boyhood (2014), The Movie Book chronicles more than 100 of the best films ever made - from comedies and dramas to animations, documentaries, and what brings cinema to life. Discover everything about your favourite movies, as well as celebrated classics and the films you need to see through iconic quotes biographies, movie memorabilia, and narrative timelines.

Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for its close-up.

©2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2020 DK Audio

Critic reviews

"A fine introduction for budding film buffs." (School Library Journal)

"A wonderful contribution to film history collections." (Voice of Youth Advocates)

"[A] great refresher for films you haven't seen in a while and an even better resource for populating your watchlist with shows you may have missed." (GeekDad)

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