Former Managing Editor of Cinema Technology magazine, Jim Slater, and cinema enthusiast and historian Grant Lobban have put together a technical book containing a wealth of illustrations, many of which are actual clips from the films being discussed. With the inclusion of many stories from the authors’ own expansive careers, the book has at heart a personal touch and promises to delight all readers from the student seeking knowledge of expert film restoration to the film enthusiast wanting to know more.
All Shapes and Sizes is a real blockbuster of a book, taking the reader on an action-packed journey through the history of film and television. Highly readable and copiously illustrated, it explains the different technologies involved in a manner that is understandable to the novice whilst giving enough detail to satisfy the expert and the enthusiast.
The book could make an excellent Christmas present for anyone with even the slightest interest in cinema.
All Shapes and Sizes, An illustrated history of film in cinema and television
Jim Slater and Grant Lobban
Hardback (Approx A4) 277 pps £24.99
Publisher AG Books, Andrews UK Ltd.
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