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Cinema 1976 by David Castell
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Oct 22, 11

bookshelves: celebrity, cinema, summer

This book was the first one from the group that published the Films Illustrated magazine series, which pre-dated Empire magazine by two decades. In 1976, Jaws was setting the box office world on fire, thus ending the long history of showcasing roadshows to launch movies. The editors realized how this eventful happening was affecting moviegoer patterns and also how the English cinemagoers were now focused almost solely on American flicks.

This is a well-done book, with an abundance of film stills and an excellent foreword by film actor, and film fan, Oliver Reed. Obviously, this is now out-of-print for printed books, but if you ever find one in a Charing Cross Road bookshop, grab it.


Book Season = Summer
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