A detailed guide to FILM that is overflowing with information and over 500 colour and black & white photographs. Film: A World History takes the movie lover through all of the notable eras of filmmaking exploring the films that made them great. From Silent to Sound, the War to the Fifties, from New Wave to Hollywood blockbusters and World Cinema, the book reveals the changing face of film. Great directors and actors are also featured and this book takes the reader to all their greatest moments such as Mack Sennett and the Keystone Cops, Fred Astaire and Ginger Roberts in Top Hat, Malcolm MacDowell in A Clockwork Orange, Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, The Coen Brothers and Blood Simple. This guide is also packed with information that will give movie-goers an insight into film techniques, movements and genres, awards, how film has changed and all the other key information they could want. It traces the development of film and spotlights the stars of every era such as Katherine Hepburn and Orson Wells, Rock Hudson and Doris Day, Meryl Streep and Harrison Ford and cross references to their best films, the awards they have won and other interesting details.