Photographing the Magic of Cinema

  1. Paolo Mereghetti
  • ISBN 9780500516485
  • 22.00 x 17.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 480pp
  • 418 Illustrations, 187 in colour
  • First published 2012
‘For anyone who loves movies, this is the perfect present … Packed with insider information and intelligent film analysis, it’s a blockbuster book from start to finish’ – Daily Mail
‘Endlessly browsable’ – Total Film

An incomparable portrait of cinema, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars and the iconic films of today and yesterday


Since the dawn of the film industry, the world’s greatest photographers have been drawn to record the colourful characters and the process of filming, capturing rare behind-the-scenes views, moving portraits and candid stills of the stars living their everyday lives. A photographic journey that spans the history of cinema, MovieBox is a collection of more than 350 images of the most iconic movies and film stars, as immortalized by renowned photographers.

The book features unforgettable images of the names of Hollywood’s past – Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock – and the hottest stars of today – Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Christian Bale, and many more.

From the most popular shooting locations to preproduction, to casting, to the set, to the awards and the movie theatres, MovieBox offers a sweeping portrait of cinema, showcasing a stunning collection of photographs that are now part of our collective memory.

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