Allen Lane, 2012, Hardcover, Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 595 pages. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In this triumphant work David Thomson, tells the enthralling story of the movies and how they have shaped us. Taking us around the globe, through time and across multiple media, Thomson tracks the ways in which we were initially enchanted by this mesmerizing imitation of life and let movies - the stories, the stars, the look - show us how to live. But at the same time he shows us how movies, offering a seductive escape from the everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless citizens trying to pursue happiness by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this great adventure of a book. A passionate feat of storytelling that is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens - the age that, more than ever, we are living in. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Film, Radio & Television; United States; History. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781846143144. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5269.