Enjoying Film

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Written by Pavel Ryška
Illustrated by Jan Šrámek
age 9-12

Book parameters:
Size 240 x 240 mm | 120 pages | hardbinding

A road movie about movies. From the first movies shown in theatres, through nickelodeons up to the star … wars.

Did you know that popcorn first became popular with American moviegoers during the economic crisis of the early Thirties? Or that in Colombia the most popular cinema snack is not
popcorn but roast leaf-cutter ants? And do you know what a medium shot is? Or a cameo? Or a MacGuffin? Or a mise en scène? You will find answers to these questions and many more in this book, which follows the fascinating adventures of cinematography from the very beginning! With Jan Šrámek’s attractive, stylish illustrations, take a look at everything from the Kinetoscope, through America’s famous drive-ins, to the movie palaces that arose practically overnight out of the original movie theaters. Learn the secrets of filmic tricks, and peep into the ‘kitchens’ of famous directors. In short, discover the fascinating phenomenon of moving pictures, known to one and all as FILM.

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