Icons of Film: The 20th Century
by Peter W. Engelmeier , Georg E. Vogel , Ilse Schliekmann , Sibylle Alverdes , Elizabeth Schwaiger , John W. Gabriel , Stephen Telfer , Margaret Howie
From the world of the silent movie to the box office hits of today, Icons of Film takes us on a fascinating journey through different stages in the development of the motion picture. A selection of 84 movies includes both universally acclaimed masterpieces of their genre and some lesser known films that, in their own way, have contributed towards defining the cinema of the...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 17th 2000 by Prestel Publishing
(first published October 2000)
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Of course it is impossible to select the best movies of the 20th century to suit everyone's tastes, but those that are selected here in this book, the mere 84 of them, are impeccable. The photographs and essays that accompany each of them are also very good so I think this would be nice gift if not to yourself then to some other movie buff.