Cataloging a range of genres with expert, authoritative text, this is the only film reference guide you will need. Explore more than 100 of the best movies ever made-from comedies and dramas to animations and documentaries-in this essential guide to cinema. Part of DK’s bestselling Big Ideas series, The Movie Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Paperback Book chronicles the rich history of cinema and the geniuses behind the greatest movies like never before. Beginning with the iconic A Trip to the Moon (1902) and ending with Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking Boyhood (2014), become immersed in the world of film, from The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Vertigo (1958) through Jaws (1975) and Pulp Fiction (1994) to Spirited Away (2006) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008). From the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi, this book uncovers the key themes and big ideas behind more than 100 of the world’s most celebrated cinematic gems of the last century. Discover everything about your favorite movies, as well as celebrated classics and the films you need to see, through film stills, posters, biographies, movie memorabilia, and narrative timelines. Along with iconic quotes from the films themselves and key critics, this book brings cinema to life. Whether you are a fan of film noir, romance, musicals, action, or thrillers, The Movie Book is essential for anyone with a passion for cinema. The 352 page book measures about 9 1/5-inches tall x 7 7/10-inches wide.