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Author Thomson, David, 1941-

Title The big screen : the story of the movies / David Thomson.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  791.4309 THO    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  791.43 THO    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Adult Non-Fiction - JOLY-11  791.4309 THO    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  791.43 THO    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  791.43 THO    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  791.43 THO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  791.43 THO    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  791.4309 THO    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  791.43 THOMSON    AVAILABLE
 Sherrard PLD Adult Non-Fiction - SHDG-8  791.430973 THO    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description viii, 595 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Big Screen" tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their long, slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining but no longer lays claim to our lives the way it once did.
Contents Let there be light -- The shining light and the huddled masses. A cheap form of amusement ; The era of sunrise ; The cinema of winter ; M ; Stat film, film state ; The extraordinary adventures of Mr. Bolshevik in the West ; 1930s Hollywood ; France ; Renoir ; American ; Ambersons ; Howard Hawks : the "Slim" years ; Films were started ; Brief encounter ; War ; Italian cinema ; Ingrid sees a movie ; Sing a noir song -- Sunset and change -- Film studies -- Dread and desire. Dread and desire ; To own the summer ; Brave new northern California world ; What is a director? ; Silence of Sinatra? ; The numbers and the numbness -- I wake up screaming.
Subject Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780374191894 alkaline paper
0374191891 alkaline paper

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