Bloomsbury 1st 1988
4to, 420pp, small name to front free endpaper, d/w price-clipped o/w F/VG++ 970 gms
(Order reference 10189)
The book provides a comprehensive lexicon of the motion picture as art, technology, and industry. It is the only work of its kind to provide definitions in the categories of practical terminology - dealing with how movies are made; the language of business, production, and the box office - explaining the economics, history, and evolution of the film industry; criticism; and many other pertinent topics. Concerned with both professional and amateur filmmaking, this invaluable sourcebook defines practices and achievements from the earliest experiments with moving images in the Renaissance to the latest marvels in special-effects cinematography. Over 3500 exceptionally well-illustrated entries.