Film: The Critics' Choice - 150 Masterpieces Selected and Defined by the Experts - Edited by Andrew GeoffLondon: Aurum Press, 2001, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the top edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Glossary;
From the cover: “Film: The Critics’ Choice takes an accessible approach to the movies: an era-by-era survey with a personal angle. This lively, compact history of film offers the most direct experience of the great movies of the 20th century to be found between covers. The book is divided into 10 chapters, each dedicated to a specific time and place in cinema history. Each is written by an eminent critic (or critics) with specialist knowledge, and consists of an introductory overview, followed by a personal selection of 15 of their favourite films. Their pick gives the reader an enormously varied selection; old favourites such as King Kong and The Hustler are found alongside rarities that have previously been the private domain of the experts. Each film is described and dissected in a self-contained essay that covers who made it and why, its artistic features and matters of technical interest, and the broader context in which it was . made. Most important of all, each critic discusses his or her personal reasons for choosing it. Vividly written and lavishly illustrated with stills from the films, this book brings 100 years of film history to life.”