From the silent films of Charlie Chaplin to today’s high-tech blockbusters, this superb volume chronicles our favorite movies through hundreds of vibrant images and an insightful text with an introduction by legendary director Franco Zeffirelli. Organized by era, Legendary Movies delves into such genres as romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, cult movies, and musicals. The author explores such elements as the thriving Hollywood studios of the 30s and 40s, the Bollywood phenomenon, the influence of international filmmakers, and much more. Readers will be introduced to the key players behind the camera as well as movie stars through the ages who are spotlighted in superb portraits and candids. The second part of the book provides a selection of 130 movies not to be missed. Spanning the decades and a wide range of genres, the list includes beloved classics as well as eclectic examples of groundbreaking movie-making technology and techniques. Throughout the book, reproductions of movie posters, movie stills, and other colorful graphics provide movie lovers with a wealth of information and hours of enjoyment.