Movie Star Chronicles

Movie Star Chronicles

A Visual History of the World's Greatest 320 Movie Stars

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
"This in-depth guide to 330 of the world's greatest stars from the silent era to the blockbusters of today contains entries featuring an insightful critique of a star's career, supported by infographic timelines and stunning photographs. Twenty feature articles focus on popular trends in cinema, from western heroes to femme fatales and movie clowns."--Publisher.

Firefly Books Ltd

Movie Star Chronicles promises to satisfy the curiosity of moviegoers, cinephiles, and the Hollywood-hungry fans that fuel today's entertainment news industry. For film students, it is a practical reference to the most important actors in cinematic history.

Entries illustrated with film and television stills and other archival material chart the careers of 330 actors from the era of silent film to today's blockbusters. Expert text gives an entertaining overview and color-coded timelines provide an at-a-glance guide to the actor's career, their roles, movie release dates, earnings and awards.

With 576 pages and more than 2,500 illustrations for only $29.95, Movie Star Chronicles is an outstanding value. It includes:

  • A to Z coverage of 330 movie stars, with extended entries for 100
  • 20 feature articles on popular movie trends, including vampires; western heroes; singers turned actors; femmes fatales; saints and sinners; acting dynasties; combat stars; cops and more
  • 30 lavish double-page photo spreads showing cinema's most influential stars at work and how film has evolved from silent black- and-white to color 3-D
  • 20 illustrated features on genres and trends, such as Superheroes, Acting Dynasties, Screen Sirens, and Movie Villains
  • Color-coded timelines showing the arc of an actor's career, including release dates and types of features, such as Criminal, Romantic Drama, and Thriller
  • Best Actor awards: Oscars, BAFTA, Cesar (France), Goya (Spain), David Di Donatello (Italy), Golden Horse (Asia), Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance.

Covering Hollywood, Bollywood and world cinema, Movie Star Chronicles is truly international and comprehensive. Sure to attract a wide readership, it is an essential purchase.

A definitive illustrated encyclopedia for movie fans and film students.

& Taylor

Profiles over three hundred of the film industry's biggest stars, providing brief biographies, lists of works by date, and award nominations and wins.

Publisher: Richmond Hill : Firefly Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781770855304
Characteristics: 576 pages ; illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


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