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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Motion pictures.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementLouis Giannetti.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1994 .G47 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 482 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2726698M
ISBN 100139363297
LC Control Number86020518

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