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“The Most Comprehensive History of Cinema I’ve Ever Read”

As an independent filmmaker and life-long cinephile, I was fascinated by the depth of history behind today’s movies. There is so much information and so many things that I never knew or was misinformed about in the past that are illuminated in this book. It’s full of helpful illustrations and pictures that support the information presented.
What Mr. Lipton does that is totally new and fresh is his novel classification system that links past moving image technology (dating back to the 15th century) to the present in a fluid stream of idea syntheses—from the magic lantern to digital 3-D.

The book, itself, is extremely well-produced. It’s heavy, with wonderful printing quality. The image reproduction is excellent and the type is very legible. And it’s quite aesthetically pleasing, overall.