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In Filmish, cartoonist Edward Ross takes us on an exhilarating ride through the history of cinema, using comics to uncover the magic and mechanics behind our favourite movies.

Exploring everything from censorship to set design, Ross spotlights the films and film-makers that embody this provocative and inventive medium, from the pioneers of early cinema to the innovators shaping the movies of today, from A Trip to the Moon to Inception and beyond.

A witty and insightful reflection on the enduring power of the cinema, Filmish is a lucid and lively guide to the stars and stories that have shaped our lives for more than a century.

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“Lovely, surprising and original in its form.”
Mark Cousins, director of The Story of Film: An Odyssey


“Thoroughly enjoyable… a wonderfully breezy read.”
The Guardian


“An illustrated love letter to the wonder of film.”
– Amy Salter, CultureFly


“Filmish is illuminating, accessible and hugely enjoyable.
– The Library Journal


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