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A concise and accessible pocket guide to the forces that have shaped film.

100 Ideas that Changed Film chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history as well as being a fascinating resource to dip into.

• Provides a compelling look at the innovative concepts that have changed film, including concepts, technologies, techniques and movements
• Compiled as a mix of beautiful images and information text, this book covers the history of film in an innovative way
• Visually led book, packed with beautiful images, introducing film history in a deservedly visual way
• Concise edition from the bestselling 100 Ideas series
• The perfect gift for film lovers and general readers alike

From the silent era’s masterpieces to today’s blockbusters and art house movies, these highly illustrated pages are a chance to discover or rediscover films from all around the world.

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David Parkinson is a film critic for the Radio Times and the Oxford Times, and a contributing editor on Empire. In addition to writing regularly for the BFI website and several other online outlets, he is also the author of several books including A History of Film, The Young Oxford Book of Cinema, The Rough Guide to Film Musicals and Oxford At the Movies.