This book, edited by Carl Wilkinson in 2007, uncovers the world of film, including a selection of great Observer reviews of classic films from the Twenties through to the present day, a guide to film genres, a brief tour through European and World film. Great film industry insiders, including directors, actors, model-makers, script-writers, and so on, give insights to their roles within the industry which are often overlooked. For example, model-maker Fraser Wilkinson discusses his role behind the scenes of "The Chronicles of Narnia" (2005), where he made leather armour and weapons to be used on set, which led to his next project making miniatures for "King Kong" (2005). Film classics reviewed include David Hand's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" (1937), Victor Fleming's "Gone with the Wind" (1939) and Michael Curtiz's "Casablanca" (1942). The book also features a short introduction to the notorious Comedian and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, who can be seen strutting his way through the book via a small flip-book style illustration in the bottom right hand corner.

Item number 99082
Category Book
Type Film
Language English
Country of origin UK

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection