A thorough study of the earliest origins of cinema to the stars, comedians and directors who became popular from the late-Victorian era to the end of the 1920s, and includes a look at the earliest Hollywood scandals of the time, a handy guide to the art of cinema's silent years in Hollywood and across the globe. Contains a FREE bonus DVD featuring examples of work from the silent cinema greats.
Detailed assessments of key independent film makers, including Jill Sprecher, Guy Maddin and James Mangold. With bonus DVD of Guy Maddin's film: Cowards Bend the Knee.
Who is Holmes? The world's most famous detective? A drug addict with a heart as cold as ice? A millstone around the neck of his creator? He's all of these things and much, much more. An iconic fictional creation, inseparable from his partner-in-crime Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes has charmed and fascinated millions of people around the world since his first appearance over a century ago. This book takes a look at the extensive collection of Sherlock stories penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as some of the sleuth's stage and screen incarnations.