From Edison to the iPod, from the Warner Brothers to George Lucas, the story of how the movies became America’s favorite form of escapist entertainment – and retained their hold on our imaginations for more than a century – is a story of innovators prevailing again and again over skeptics who prefer to preserve the status quo.
Inventing the Movies unspools the never-before-told story of the innovators who shaped Hollywood: how a chance meeting at the Saratoga Race Track led to the end of black-and-white movies … how Bing Crosby brought you the VCR … how Walt Disney tamed television … how a shotgun blast signaled the end of hand-made models and the beginning of digital special effects … and how even the almighty Morgan Freeman had trouble persuading theater-owners that the Internet wasn’t their mortal enemy.
Inventing the Movies is an important read not just for fans of Hollywood’s history, but for innovators trying to make... More > change happen in any industry.< Less
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