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The motion picture Book, the newest in DK's award-winning gigantic principles easily defined sequence, profiles a hundred of the simplest videos ever made through the world.
From vintage Thirties movie noir and Hollywood romance to foreign art-house and 21st-century sci-fi, The motion picture Book brings the world's such a lot influential movies to existence with its illustrative layout. Unforgettable charges, movie stills, and unique posters and memorabilia shipping you to the realm of every movie, whereas narrative timelines and infographics discover valuable issues, characters, actors, and directors.
Relive classics of the silent period, corresponding to Nosferatu, in addition to wartime greats like Casablanca, transformative New Wave movies similar to Lawrence of Arabia and Easy Rider, and glossy masterpieces like Do the appropriate Thing, City of God, and Gravity. every one motion picture is put within the broader context of the and its key gamers, making it a useful source for any movie fanatic.
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