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The Best Film You ve Never Seen

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Thirty-five directors reveal which overlooked or critically savaged films they believe deserve a larger audience while offering advice on how to watch each film.

The 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

Author : Richard Crouse
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Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of televisions award-winning Reel to Real, details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood. Each movie is featured with a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Featured interviews include Bill Wyman on a little-known Rolling Stones documentary, schlockmeister Lloyd Kaufman on the history of the Toxic Avenger, reclusive writer and director Hampton Fancher on his film The Minus Man, and B-movie hero Bruce Campbell on playing Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes.

Produced and Abandoned

Author : National Society of Film Critics
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Collects reviews of noteworthy movies that were abandoned by the studios, ignored by audiences, had poorly-timed release dates, or were simply ahead of their time

Son of the 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

Author : Richard Crouse
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With titles that draw from the depths of obscurity, this collection features thoughtfully selected essays devoted to such films as Wladyslaw Starewiczs 13-minute masterpiece The Cameramans Revenge (1912), the existential reinvention of the Western genre in El Topo (1970), and Stanley Kubricks early classic, The Killing (1956). Each essay features a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Van Peebles, and Billy Bob Thornton. Film aficionados who think that theyve seen it all will enjoy referring to this enjoyable mix of movies that are gonebut no longer forgotten.

Leonard Maltin s 151 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

Author : Leonard Maltin
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Popular film critic and esteemed cinema historian Leonard Maltin offers a fresh look at underappreciated screen gems in Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. From the over 17,000 entries in his definitive yearly collection Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, Maltin has selected great movies that will appeal to serious film buffs, but that may have fallen through the cracks. A must-have reference source for the bookshelf of movie connoisseurs everywhere.

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Fangoria s 101 Best Horror Movies You ve Never Seen

Author : Adam Lukeman
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A FEAST OF FRIGHTFUL FLICKS WAITING TO BE REDISCOVERED As the leading name in the world of horror, Fangoria magazine has been the source of information for fans of fright flicks for more than twenty years—covering feature films, video games, comic books, collectibles, and all aspects of horror entertainment. Working closely with Fangoria’s experts, including Editor in Chief Anthony Timpone, Adam Lukeman has compiled a must-have guide for casual horror fans and hardcore horror junkies with Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen. With a brief synopsis for each of the included films, lists of cast and crew, “Terror Trivia,” and little-known facts about these lesser-known but must-see gems, Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen offers a feast of gruesome information. Featured here are flicks that were dumped by their distributors or were initially flops, like Cherry Falls, Manhunter, and Pumpkinhead, foreign winners such as Cronos, The Vanishing, and Funny Games, and straight-to-video sleepers waiting to be discovered, including Shadowbuilder, Jack Be Nimble, and Nomads. There are even surprise entries directed by industry giants—movies like George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, Brian De Palma’s Sisters, or Dario Argento’s Opera—that are frequently overshadowed by the filmmakers’ other, better-known works but are worthy of further examination. Entertaining and informative, Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen offers more than a hundred reasons to look beyond the often ho-hum Hollywood hype fests . . . when you’re really in the mood to feel your flesh crawl.

Lingua Franca

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Giganten

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The Video Annual

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Gangster Films

Author : Jim Smith
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Filmmaking has given us almost every conceivable portrait of organised crime: from denunciations of social problems to dynastic tragedy adn from glorifications of a lifestyle choice to tales of loveable rogues. 'Gangster Films' looks at more than two dozen of American and British filmmaking and the actors, such as James Cagney and Edward G Robinson, who are immediately identified with the gangster movie genre. The fils discussed include: 'Little Caesar', 'Scarface', 'The Blue Lamp', 'Angels with Dirty Faces', 'Get Carter', 'The Godfather', 'The Roaring Twenties', 'Once Upon a Time in America', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Sexy Beast', 'The Limey', 'Brighton Rock'. Tracing a path through the iconography and shifting morality of the genre, detailing technical interests and exploring cast and crew histories, 'Gangster Films' is a fascinating journey through cinema's portrayal of criminals and organized crime.

Opinion News

Author : National Opinion Research Center
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Critic

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Halliwell s Filmgoer s Video Viewer s Companion

Author : Leslie Halliwell
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A must for movie fans and trivia buffs alike, this famed film guide contains a wealth of information and is fully updated to include the latest stars. The more than 10,000 alphabetically arranged entries provide complete details on each film, including award-winners and nominees, personal data on actors and directors, notes from critics, and more.

The Book Buyer s Advisor

Author : Bill Ott
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The predecessor to Booklist's guide to the year's best books, this source contains reviews and recommendations by Booklist magazine editors on over 1,000 titles published in 1990. Fiction and nonfiction books are arranged under 26 subject headings.

Gulliver

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Watching the Lord of the Rings

Author : Ernest Mathijs
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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of The Lord of the Rings and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.

Film Making

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William Friedkin

Author : Thomas D. Clagett
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Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin, long recognized for his technical brilliance, has had a career marked by extremes of success and failure. Among his successes are 'The French Connection' and 'The Exorcist'. This book traces the evolution of his cinematic style.

Cinema by the Bay

Author : Sheerly Avni
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'A welcome book.' Includes index.