COMP: History of Film book by David Parkinson

In this lively and up-to-date analysis of the history of film, David Parkinson traces the evolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows to the digital film-making of the 21st century.

He considers well-known films such as Slumdog Millionaire, House of Flying Daggers and The Lord of the Rings trilogy alongside lesser-known releases, placing each film within the broader context of cinematic history. As well as the film trends in the USA, the UK, France and Germany, Parkinson highlights the best work to have emerged globally, from Poland and the Czech Republic to Iran, Israel, from India and South Africa to China, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand.

The new chapter for this edition discusses changes in form and technology across the world from the mid-1990s to today, examining experiments in three-dimensionality, the revival of animation and the democratization of film-making following the digital revolution.

With a fully updated glossary and bibliography, History of Film continues to be the definitive survey of this most dynamic and popular art form.

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For your chance to win this fantastic book on the History of Film, courtesy of Thames & Hudson, answer the question below:

Who wrote History of Film?

a) J.K. Rowling

b) Stephen Chbosky

c) David Parkinson

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