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    Mark Vieira(Author Foreword) Martin Scorsese(Author Foreword) Brett Ratner(Author Foreword) Cecilia de Mille Presley(Author Foreword)&1more

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Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred years ago, he made the first feature film ever shot in Hollywood and went on to become the most commercially successful producer-director in history. DeMille told his cinematic tales with painterly, extravagant images. The parting of the Red Sea inThe Ten Commandmentswas only one of these. There were train wrecks ( The Greatest Show on Earth ) orgies ( Manslaughter ) battles ( The Buccaneer ) Ancient Rome ( The Sign of the Cross ) Ancient Egypt ( Cleopatra ) and the Holy Land ( The Crusades ). The best of these images are showcased here, inCecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic . This lavish volume opens the King Tut's tomb of cinematic treasures that is the Cecil B. DeMille Archives, presenting storyboard art, concept paintings, and an array of photographic imagery. Historian Mark A. Vieira writes an illuminating text to accompany these scenes. Cecilia de Mille Presley relates her grandfather's thoughts on his various films, and recalls her visits to his sets, including the Egyptian expedition to film The Ten Commandments.Like the director's works,Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epicis a panorama of magnificence,celebrating a legendary filmmaker and the remarkable history of Hollywood.

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  • By james crichton on 16 December 2015

    Whether you are an admirer of DeMille or not, this book will impress any film fan. I am so pleased with this purchase, such a well written book, so informative, so readable and then there are the sumptuous photographs!This book is absolute quality, production, intelligent,factual writing, stunning selection of images, even the quality and weight of the paper is superb!All DeMilles' films are covered in chronological order, they are discussed with great insight and related to time they were made.A very successful book, which will appeal to all.

  • By Guest on 3 March 2016

    Amazing book. Great service


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