An A-Z of Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers and All the Key Personnel Behind the Scenes of Movie-Making.
This book is the essential guide to the who, what, why and how of cinema. It is an addictive and hugely entertaining companion for anyone who enjoys films. Fully revised and updated, it contains everything you ever wanted to know about the industry.
The book includes:
- Biographies and filmographies of key players, including the stars, moguls, directors, producers and writers, as well as fictional characters.
- Leading awards, from the Oscars tot he BAFTAs to the Cannes Film Festival, listed in full, year-by-year.
- Movie themes and genres, studio details, technology and trends: a comprehensive background to the industry.
- A global history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day, listed chronologically. Plus a country-by-country breakdown of national film industries.
- Movie lists of the films to come top in polls. Also, information on the best film books, magazines and internet sites.