Movie Magic: The Story of Special Effects in the Cinema

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St. Martin's Press, 1974 - Cinematography - 285 pages
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Both the photographic and mechanical element are emphasized in this discussion of the history of film special effects.

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User Review  - Craven Lovelace - Goodreads

This book may seem somewhat cursory to today's special fx aficionado, but it was revelatory when I first read it, and it remains an excellent introduction to the subject. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
9
After Sound
47
The British Special Effects Men
81
Copyright

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