Movie Geek

The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse

Author: Simon Brew,Den of Geek

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1844039366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film. Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you... Includes: Alternative movie endings that were binned Movie sequels you didn't know existed Massive box office hits that were huge gambles The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies Hidden subtexts in family movies Disastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets...and much, much more!
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Movie Geek

A Geek's Guide to the Movieverse

Author: Simon Brew

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 9781844039357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Get in touch with your inner geek with this guide to the movies from Den of Geek, the hugely popular entertainment and pop culture fan website. Movie Geek brings you a leftfield look at film history, from superheroes to super-intelligent sharks. Aimed at those with an unnatural enthusiasm for the weird and wonderful, the book is packed with lists, features and facts that are sure to intrigue and impress even the nerdiest of film buffs. Includes: Alternative movie endings that were scrapped Movie sequels you didn't know existed Massive box office hits that were huge gambles The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies Hidden subtexts in family movies Disastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets ... and much, much more!
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Movie Geek

The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse

Author: Simon Brew,Den of Geek

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844039366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 5922

Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film. Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you... Includes: Alternative movie endings that were binned Movie sequels you didn't know existed Massive box office hits that were huge gambles The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies Hidden subtexts in family movies Disastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets...and much, much more!
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Name That Movie

100 Illustrated Movie Puzzles

Author: Paul Rogers

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452116350

Category: Games

Page: 224

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Every classic film features iconic images that are unforgettable to movie lovers, from the house on the hill from Psycho to Pulp Fiction's the Big Kahuna burger to the giant dinosaur sculptures of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. In Name That Movie, celebrated illustrator Paul Rogers tests our visual knowledge of the world of cinema, highlighting both obscure and instantly recognizable references to 100 classic films, from the golden age of cinema to the blockbusters of today. The rules of the game are simple: each film gets six line drawings, delivered in sequence, and—here's the clincher—no movie stars. Complete with answer key and index, this elegant gift book will delight cinephiles who will see their favorite films in a whole new light.
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The Grip of Film

Author: Richard Ayoade

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571316573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio 'development' exec who doesn't trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure's encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum. Gordy LaSure's alwaystalking about films and how they'd be a shit ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure. The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible?How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) areany good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.
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The Film Buff's Bucket List

The 50 Movies of the 2000s to See Before You Die

Author: Chris Stuckmann

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633530949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 101

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die? Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.
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What Are You Laughing At?

How to Write Humor for Screenplays, Stories, and More

Author: Brad Schreiber

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621536017

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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“People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to What Are You Laughing at? Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit as a fiddle after perusing these pages. Brad’s clever wit and well-timed punch lines are sure to leave you grasping your sides, while his wise advice will ensure that you’re able to follow in his comedic footsteps. With more than seventy excerpts from such expert prose and screenwriters as Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., as well as unique writing exercises for all situations, this comprehensive tutorial will teach you how to write humor prose for any literary form, including screenwriting, story writing, theater, television, and audio/radio. Additionally, readers are given sage advice on different tactics for writing comedic fiction versus comedic nonfiction. Some of the topics discussed include: Life experience versus imagination How to use humor to develop theme/setting, character, and dialogue Rhythm and sound of words Vulgarity and bad taste How to market your humor prose in the digital market Thoroughly revised and updated, and with new information on writing short, humorous films, What Are You Laughing at? is your endless source to learning the art of comedy.
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The FilmFour Book of Film Quotes

Author: Charlie Carman

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752271576

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Selection of the best one-liners, rants and repartee from the movies.
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The World of A Wrinkle in Time

The Making of the Movie

Author: Disney,Kate Egan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466897902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Travel through time and space on an epic adventure with Disney's major motion picture A Wrinkle in Time! This keepsake book takes readers behind the scenes of Disney's film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's timeless novel. Complete with interviews and photographs of the cast and crew, it's an exclusive look at the film's production perfect for moviegoers and fans of the iconic book. Discover how acclaimed director Ava DuVernay brought the story to the silver screen; hear firsthand how stars like Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling were transformed into characters; see how sets were built and locations scouted. And discover how one young girl, Meg Murry, finds strength in her flaws, saves her family, and learns that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by her own light. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is one of the most beloved children's books of our era, and the major motion picture from Walt Disney Studios brings it alive for both lifelong lovers of the story and a new generation of fans.
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Reel History

The World According to the Movies

Author: Alex von Tunzelmann

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782396470

Category: History

Page: 352

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From ancient Egypt to the Tudors to the Nazis, the film industry has often defined how we think of the past. But how much of what you see on the screen is true? And does it really matter if filmmakers just make it all up? Picking her way through Hollywood's version of events, acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann sorts the fact from the fiction. Along the way, we meet all our favourite historical characters, on screen and in real life: from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I, from Spartacus to Abraham Lincoln, and from Attila the Hun to Nelson Mandela. Based on the long-running column in the Guardian, Reel History takes a comic look at the history of the world as told through the movies - the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.
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The Bad Movie Bible

The Ultimate Modern Guide to Movies That Are So Bad They're Good

Author: Rob Hill

Publisher: Movie Bibles

ISBN: 9780993240775

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 240

View: 9179

"Whether you realize it or not, you probably enjoy bad movies. It you've ever been amused by cheesy 80s action or laughed at a shoddy horror movie monster then you've paddled in the so bad it's good shallows. The deep waters beyond can be intimidating, teeming as they are with dreck. But among the unmentionables are some of the most ridiculous and enjoyable movies ever made, you just need to know where to look"--Back cover.
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The Movie Doctors

Author: Simon Mayo,Mark Kermode

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 178211663X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Whatever your ailment, the nation's best-loved film experts have the perfect cinematic prescription for you, whether it's a course of the Coens or a dose of Die Hard. And they're ready to cure the movies to,, taking their scalpels to bloated blockbusters and warning of the ill effects of overpraise. Where medical ignorance and movie expertise meet - the surgery of Doctors Kermode and Mayo is now open.
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I Am (Not) a Number

Decoding The Prisoner

Author: Alex Cox

Publisher: Oldacastle Books

ISBN: 0857301772

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The enormously puzzling TV series The Prisoner has developed a rapt cult following, and has often been described as "surreal" or "Kafkaesque." In I Am (Not) a Number, Cox takes an opposing view. While the series has surreal elements, he believes it provides the answers to all the questions which have confounded viewers: who is Number 6? Who runs The Village? Who—or what—is Number 1? According to Cox, the key is to view the series in the order in which the episodes were made, not in the order of the UK or US television screenings. In this book he does exactly that, and provides an entirely original and controversial "explanation" for what is perhaps the best, and certainly the most perplexing, TV series of all time.
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Now Playing: A Seek-and-Find Book for Film Buffs

Author: Alexandre Clerisse

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452166308

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 56

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Can you find Edward Scissorhands, Steve Zissou, Mrs. Bates, and seven Gremlins? This deluxe seek-and-find for film buffs challenges viewers to locate iconic characters and elements from the work of 12 great directors within largeformat, sumptuously illustrated set-piece spreads (one for each director, with the Coen brothers as a pair). Featured here are Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and more. With answer keys following the spreads, and visual discovery and delight on every page, Now Playing is a beautifully packaged treat for movie and visual puzzle fans.
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Cinema

The Whole Story

Author: Philip Kemp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289471

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 576

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Cinema: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema. It places the burgeoning world of cinema in the context of social and cultural developments that have taken place since its beginnings. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of cinematic development, from the earliest days of film projection to the multiscreen cinemas and super-technology of today. Illustrated, in-depth text charts every genre of cinema, from the first silent films to epic blockbusters, CGI graphics and groundbreaking effects of the 21st century. Cinema: The Whole Story is an indispensable book for all those who love watching and reading about films and who want to understand more about the world of cinema.
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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

And Other Lessons in Life

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316451169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career--and now his 85th year. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes--he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his 85th year--and more beloved than ever--he wants to share everything he's learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.
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Hatchet Job

Love Movies, Hate Critics

Author: Mark Kermode

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447230515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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Once upon a time there were professional film makers and professional critics. They didn't always agree, but there was a mutual respect. It is very different now. Starting with the celebrated TV fight between Ken Russell and Alexander Walker (the former hit the latter with a rolled up copy of his Evening Standard review!) and ending with his own admission to Steven Spielberg of a major error of judgement, Mark Kermode takes us on a journey across the modern cinematic landscape. We are all critics now and, as the professional role diminishes, the democratic opportunities of the internet have created a new monster. Relying on speed of response, rather than considered reaction, these new critics have stolen the thunder of their paid up counterparts. But there is a dark side, the shocking deceptions hidden behind the facade of our digital world's new and supposedly democratic alternative, "the honest, unmediated audience response". Mark questions the future of any and all genuinely impartial criticism when reviews are systemically corrupted by bribery, vote-rigging, cyber-stalking, and sock-puppetry. And he asks that crucial question, what kind of films would we have if we listened to what the audience thinks it wants? Like its predecessor, The Good, The Bad & The Multiplex, Hatchet Job blends historical analysis with trenchant opinion, bitter personal prejudices, autobiographical diversions and anecdotes, and laugh-out-loud cynical humour. It's the perfect book for anyone who's ever expressed an opinion about a movie.
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101 Movies to Watch Before You Die

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781910620250

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 236

View: 7036

Taking the form of a diary, this vibrant graphic novel takes the reader from Goodfellas to The Goonies, Harry Potter to Apocalypse Now in a zany and hilarious exploration of the movies that have shaped Cavolo's life and the lives of his generation.
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Film in Five Seconds

Author: H-57

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623658335

Category: Art

Page: 320

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In today's jet-fueled, caffeine-charged, celebrity-a-minute world, who actually has the time to watch a film from start to finish? Let's face it, life's too short. Now, Film in Five Seconds lets you fast-forward to the best bits so you can enjoy all your favorite movie moments in--literally--moments. Design studio H-57 have taken over 150 iconic films and cut away all the useless details, boiling them down into ingenious pictograms and creating hilarious visual snapshots that are witty, provocative and to the point. From Batman to Bridget Jones, Grease to The Godfather, King Kong to The King's Speech, via slapstick, sci-fi and superheroes, you'll laugh out loud as you identify some of the greatest screen moments of all time. This is the perfect book for film buffs and anyone with a sense of humor or a short attention span.
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Movie Quotes for All Occasions

Unforgettable Lines for Life's Biggest Moments

Author: James Scheibli

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633536645

Category: Reference

Page: 139

View: 5975

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