Moments that Made the Movies

Moments that Made the Movies

Hardback304pp Illustrated255x203mm

9780500516416     Product Code: 510314


The close-up of embracing bodies at the start of Hiroshima Mon Amour; James Cagney’s ‘Made it Ma! Top of the world!’ in White Heat; Faye Dunaway fixing her hair in Bonnie and Clyde... The film critic and historian David Thomson presents scenes such as these: moments that have stayed in his memory. In writing about them, and with 250 stills, he shows how these defining movie moments lead us to reflect on how films function as ‘stories, dreams and shows’. Off-mint.

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