"A landmark book on our industry."
"A delightful book for browsing and sufficiently comprehensive for serious
students. . . . Film buffs will appreciate the range and beauty of this
well-written and fully illustrated movie compendium."
Covering a wide variety of classics as well as recent films, Robert Sklar's
highly informative and entertaining history of motion pictures is the
standout volume in the field. With a global perspective and exceptional
breadth and quality of illustrations, it authoritatively covers the
technological and stylistic developments of movies in the rich context of
culture, politics, society, and other arts.