Film: Ab Initio 1895: 1909 is a must read for all students and fans of early silent film. This books collects A.S. Anand's reviews from his popular blog Film: Ab Initio and chronicles cinema's earliest masterpieces.
As well as the works of the great auteurs the Lumiere Brothers, Georges Méliès and D.W Griffith you will find reviews of some of the most important films ever made, which include the first fully animated film, the first cinematic tragedy and the first ever feature film.
Thanks to the advent of YouTube, the majority of the reviewed films are now available for a mainstream audience for the first time since the films' cinematic releases over a hundred years ago. So pick up this book and be taken on an exuberant journey through the first fifteen years of cinematic history.
This is the first book of a 12 book series that will chronicle cinema's great works from the art form's inception up until the present day.
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