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The big screen : the story of the movies (and what we saw in them)

In this triumphant work David Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts and author of 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film', tells the enthralling story of the movies and how they have shaped us.

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  • "In this triumphant work David Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts and author of 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film', tells the enthralling story of the movies and how they have shaped us."@en
  • ""The Big Screen" tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their long, slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining but no longer lays claim to our lives the way it once did."
  • ""The Big Screen" tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence in the war years, and their long, slow decline to a form that is often richly entertaining but no longer lays claim to our lives the way it once did."@en
  • "The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies and their signal role in modern life: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen smaller now, but ever more unbiquitous as important as the images it carries."--"@en
  • "In this triumphant work David Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts and author of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film", 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."

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  • "The big screen : the story of the movies--and what they have done to us"