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The Oxford History of World Cinema


Edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

30 October 1997

ISBN: 9780198742425

848 pages

In Stock

Price: £54.99


The Oxford History of World Cinema, is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the cinema ever undertaken. It traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. An invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the student and general reader.

  • Covers 100 years of cinema history, from animation to the avant garde, Hollywood to Hong Kong
  • 300 illustrations, full bibliography, and extensive index
  • 140 special inset features on film personalities from Bugs Bunny to Bertolucci

About the Author(s)

Edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Project Director for European Filmography, and Fellow of the European Humanities Research Centre, Oxford University


"a richly rewarding, impressively wide-ranging trawl through the medium's first 100 years" - Time Out

"an essential guide for all serious cinema enthusiasts" - Flicks

"If any new book deserves the gloss of informed and sacred text, it is The Oxford History of World Cinema ... a sound and thorough job in creating something that at least tries to be genuinely definitive." - Independent

"a model of clear editorial organization in which the essays of more than 80 contributors are marshalled into an illuminating mosaic." - The Economist