BearManor Media is proud to announce the release of In Search of Lost Films, a new book by Phil Hall. In Search of Lost Films will be available in all book retail channels beginning August 8 for the suggested retail price of $29.95 for the hardcover edition and $19.95 for the paperback edition.
It is one of the most astonishing facts of cinema history: an extraordinary number of important films are believed to be lost forever. Spanning from the early days of the silent movies to as late as the 1970s and touching all corners of the global film experience, groundbreaking works of significant historical and artistic importance are gone. Cinema icons including Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Oscar Micheaux and Vincente Minnelli are among those impacted by this tragedy, and pioneering technological achievements in color cinematography, sound film technology, animation and widescreen projection are among the lost treasures.
How could this happen? And is it possible to recover these missing gems?
In this new book, noted film critic and journalist Phil Hall details circumstances that resulted in these productions being erased from view. For anyone with a passion for the big screen, In Search of Lost Films provides an unforgettable consideration of a cultural tragedy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Phil Hall’s three-decade cinema/media career covers achievements as a film journalist, critic, publicist, distributor, festival programmer and actor. He is the author of six books, including The History of Independent Cinema and The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time (both published by BearManor Media), and his film-related writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired and Film Threat. He is also the host of The Online Movie Show on PPRN Radio, a member of the Online Film Critics Society’s Governing Committee, and director of the New England Underground Film Festival.