Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Children's Book of Movies

The Children’s Book of Movies: Explore the Magical, Behind-the-Scenes World of the Movies
Edited by Ann Baggaley
DK Publishing, 2014. Nonfiction

DK has done an excellent job of introducing the subject of film to children, from the history of the craft to what happens behind the camera. It explains the different genres—comedy, anime, action, etc.—and then explores a prominent film from that genre; for example, The Empire Strikes Back is explored under the Science Fiction section. What makes this book stand out, besides the many photographs which DK is known for, is that it examines films from around the world and different time periods. Highly recommended for any film enthusiast or to anyone who enjoys going to the movies.

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