Billy Wilder

Masters of Cinema


An essential introduction to one of the world’s greatest directors.


Noël Simsolo


Editions:

Price: USD$9.95

Essential introductions to the work of the world’s greatest directors

Comprehensive, authoritative, yet concise and accessible monographs on leading figures in the history of cinema

Organized chronologically, from the director’s earliest works to their most recent films

Clear and insightful texts written by some of the world’s most respected specialists – film critics, journalists and scholars

Richly illustrated with 100 images, including film stills, set photographs, film sequences and posters, some of which have rarely been seen before

Useful guide to the seminal films of the best directors

Includes a detailed biography, filmography and plot summaries

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 240 x 195 mm (9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in)
Pages: 104 pp
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
ISBN: 9782866426095

Noël Simsolo is a film historian, scriptwriter, actor, film-maker and novelist. He has published many books on film, including Clint Eastwood (2006).

On the Masters of Cinema Series

"Modern directors are briefly and brilliantly profiled in sharp prose and smart pictures in these movie master-classes for film buffs and beginners."—Saga

"Short, beautifully illustrated essays on great directors."—The Times

"Exceptional value... Lively and accessible... Indispensable."—Obessed With Film

"Bargain price. Does an already saturated market need yet more auteur guides? On this evidence, yes... Briskly paced, scalpel-sharp primers... The collective quality is high, the tone scholarly but not intimidating... A triumph of layout as much as content, each book glows with gorgeous on- and off-screen archive photography... Magnifique."—Total Film

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