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By Cecilia de Mille Presley,Mark A. Vieira,Brett Ratner,Martin Scorsese

ISBN-10: 0762454903

ISBN-13: 9780762454907

Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. those adjectives, utilized by motion picture businesses to peddle their wares, grew to become clichés some time past. while used to explain the movies of 1 director, they're actual. greater than any filmmaker within the heritage of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the artwork of the spectacle. within the approach, he turned a filmland founder. 100 years in the past, he made the 1st function movie ever shot in Hollywood and went directly to turn into the main commercially profitable producer-director in history.

DeMille informed his cinematic stories with painterly, extravagant photographs. The parting of the purple Sea in The Ten Commandments used to be just one of those. there have been teach wrecks (The maximum convey on Earth); orgies (Manslaughter); battles (The Buccaneer); old Rome (The signal of the Cross); historic Egypt (Cleopatra); and the Holy Land (The Crusades). the simplest of those pictures are showcased the following, in Cecil B. DeMille: The artwork of the Hollywood Epic.

This lavish quantity opens the King Tut's tomb of cinematic treasures that's the Cecil B. DeMille records, offering storyboard artwork, notion work, and an array of photographic imagery. Historian Mark A. Vieira writes an illuminating textual content to accompany those scenes. Cecilia de Mille Presley relates her grandfather's innovations on his numerous movies, and recollects her visits to his units, together with the Egyptian excursion to movie the 10 Commandments.
Like the director's works, Cecil B. DeMille: The paintings of the Hollywood Epic is a landscape of magnificence—celebrating a mythical filmmaker and the impressive background of Hollywood.

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