The Short Story of Film

A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Films, Techniques and Movements



ISBN: 9781786275639 Category:

Ian Haydn Smith


The Short Story of Film is a new and innovative introduction to the art of film-making. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key movies, from superhero blockbusters to indie darlings. The design of the book allows the reader to navigate their way around key genres, movements and techniques with ease. Accessible, concise and fun to read, this pocket guide will give moviegoers a new way to enjoy their favourite films and to discover new ones to watch.

The perfect book for all movie lovers who want to understand how, why and when film changed

Additional information

Weight 526 g
Dimensions 15.7 x 21.6 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 16 March 2020
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.7 x 21.6 cm
Weight 526 g
Ian Haydn Smith is the editor of Curzon Magazine and the BFI's Filmmaker Magazine. He has written and broadcast widely on film and photography, including the bestselling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.