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Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film
Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film
by Kenneth Turan
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As a child in 1950s Brooklyn, Kenneth Turan often turned to television programs like “Million Dollar Movie” on WOR-TV. Featuring a much-loved theme song from Gone with the Wind, “Million Dollar Movie” would run one feature film... (read more)

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Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
by Sarah Gristwood
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A celebration of a timeless classic, this companion volume, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic film, is the perfect book for any fan of Audrey Hepburn or the cinema. This gorgeously illustrated tribute to... (read more)

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From Mouse To Mermaid : the Politics of Film, Gender, and Culture (95 Edition)
From Mouse To Mermaid : the Politics of Film, Gender, and Culture (95 Edition)
by Elizabeth Bell
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From Mouse to Mermaid, an interdisciplinary collection of original essays, is the first comprehensive, critical treatment of Disney cinema. Addressing children's classics as well as the Disney affiliates' more recent attempts to capture adult audiences,... (read more)

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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition
by David Thomson
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The beloved, classic film book, now available in an updated, expanded paperback.... (read more)

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The Great Movies
The Great Movies
by Roger Ebert
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America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made.  For the past five years Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, has been writing biweekly essays... (read more)

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The X List: The National Society of Film Critics' Guide to the Movies That Turn Us on
The X List: The National Society of Film Critics' Guide to the Movies That Turn Us on
by Jami Bernard
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The wide gamut of films that turn us on, as judged by the most distinguished group of movie critics in America. National Society of Film Critics dares to go where few mainstream critics have gone before — to the heart of what gets the colored... (read more)

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Kill Bill: An Unofficial Casebook: Volume Two (Cult Movie Files)
Kill Bill: An Unofficial Casebook: Volume Two (Cult Movie Files)
by D K Holm
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Scene-by-scene annotation of KILL BILL 2. Profiles of all major actors in KILL BILL 2. Profiles of films which influenced KILL BILL. Details of posters, trailers, teasers, early screenplay drafts, different cuts, early casting, etc. Critical reviews of... (read more)

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Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
by Howard Hughes
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Science fiction is probably the most popular box office genre in movie history and has given filmgoers some of their most memorable cinematic experiences. Outer Limits takes its readers on a tour of the sci-fi cinema universe in all its fantastical... (read more)

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Brokeback Mountain: Story To Screenplay
Brokeback Mountain: Story To Screenplay
by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and Annie Proulx
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Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, "Brokeback Mountain" is her masterpiece. "Brokeback Mountain" was originally published in the New Yorker... (read more)

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Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: The Modern Era
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: The Modern Era
by Leonard (edt) Maltin
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Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever... (read more)

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The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films
The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films
by Jay Carr
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People love movies. People love lists. So The A-List is a natural. While there are plenty of encyclopedic lists of films, this compulsively readable book of 100 essays—most written expressly for this volume-flags the best of the best as chosen by a... (read more)

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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook (Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook)
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook (Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook)
by Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 is the ultimate source for movies, movie reviews, and much more. For nearly 25 years, Roger Ebert's annual collection has been recognized as the preeminent source for full-length critical movie reviews, and his 2010... (read more)

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American Movie Critics: An Anthology the from Silents Until Now
American Movie Critics: An Anthology the from Silents Until Now
by Phillip Lopate
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An anthology of unparalleled scope, American Movie Critics charts the rise of movies as art, industry, and mass entertainment. Here are the great movie critics who forged a forceful new vernacular idiom for talking about the new art,?Otis Ferguson, James... (read more)

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Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck
Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck
by Roger Ebert
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More scathing than a thumbs down, more inflamed than burning film in an overheated projector—such are the reviews that Roger Ebert has penned about bad movies. Collected here are more than 200 of his most biting, sarcastic, and... (read more)

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Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Film and Culture)
Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Film and Culture)
by Noah Isenberg
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Taken as a whole, the sixteen remarkable films discussed in this provocative new volume of essays represent the brilliant creativity that flourished in the name of German cinema between the wars. Encompassing early gangster pictures and science fiction... (read more)

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Movies That Matter: Reading Film Through the Lens of Faith
Movies That Matter: Reading Film Through the Lens of Faith
by Richard Leonard
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A lively, discerning guide to what’s good, beautiful, and true at the movies “Richard Leonard, SJ, expertly guides readers through some of the most popular recent films and shows us how even the most unlikely movies can encourage us to pray... (read more)

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The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made, Updated & Revised
The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made, Updated & Revised
by New York Times
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From the film critics of The New York Times come these uncut, original reviews of the most popular and influential movies ever made -- from the Talkies to blockbuster megahits like Chicago and The Wizard of Oz; from timeless classics like Casablanca and... (read more)

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The Great Movies II
The Great Movies II
by Roger Ebert
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From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness. Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100... (read more)

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Dark City : Lost World of Film Noir (98 Edition)
Dark City : Lost World of Film Noir (98 Edition)
by Eddie Muller
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Welcome to Dark City, urban landscape of the imagination. A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver-screen avatars to whom they gave life. Eddie Muller, who led... (read more)

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Public Enemies, Public Heroes : Screening the Gangster From Little Caesar To Touch of Evil (99 Edition)
Public Enemies, Public Heroes : Screening the Gangster From Little Caesar To Touch of Evil (99 Edition)
by Jonathan Munby
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In this study of Hollywood gangster films, Jonathan Munby examines their controversial content and how it was subjected to continual moral and political censure. Beginning in the early 1930s, these films told compelling stories about ethnic urban lower... (read more)

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