"Film: A World History" by Daniel Borden
Film: A World History takes the movie lover through all of the notable eras of filmmaking exploring the films that made them great. From Silent to Sound, the War to the Fifties, from New Wave to Hollywood blockbusters and World Cinema, the book reveals the changing face of film. This guide is also packed with information that will give movie-goers an insight into film techniques, movements and genres, awards, how film has changed and all the other key information they could want. It traces the development of film and spotlights the stars of every era such as Katherine Hepburn and Orson Wells, Rock Hudson and Doris Day, Meryl Streep and Harrison Ford and cross references to their best films, the awards they have won and other interesting details. The ultimate book for any film lover.