The Short Story of Film

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.

Creator Bio

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.

Price £14.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 23 March 2020
Pages 224
Height 210mm
Width 148mm
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781786275639