This inspiring book chronicles the most influential
ideas that have shaped film since its inception.
Entertaining and intelligent, it is both a concise
history and a fascinating resource.
Each idea is presented through informed text and
arresting visuals paying homage to the medium’s great
classics. We learn why and how the ideas first evolved
and what their impact has been up to the present day.
David Parkinson is a film reviewer for the Radio Times and the
Oxford Times, a contributing editor on Empire and writes the ‘Ask
Parky’ column for the Guardian Film website. He has written and
edited a number of books, including A History of Film, The Young
Oxford Book of Cinema and The Rough Guide to Film Musicals.
• A compelling look at the ideas that changed film
since its inception
• Packed with beautiful images and an informative text
• Covers the history of film in an innovative way
• Part of the ‘100 Ideas’ series from Laurence King Publishing