The cinema is indisputably the art form of the modern age. Ever since the first moving pictures were greeted by astonished gasps in 1895, the movies have exerted a wide-reaching influence over us. The lively, newspaper-styleapproach of Cinema Year by Year brings unprecedented immediacy to this irresistible story. Packed with key movie events, facts and figures, together with easy-to-use reference pages that pinpoint the movie highlights of each year. Over 3,000 illustrations are included.