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Let’s Go to the Movies!

Selecting a Film to Watch

The great movies
Ebert, Roger.
1001 movies you must see before you die

Never coming to a theater near you : a celebration of a certain kind of movie
Turan, Kenneth.
The off-Hollywood film guide : the definitive guide to independent and foreign films on video and DV
Wiener, Tom.
Cinematherapy for lovers : the girl’s guide to finding true love one movie at a time
Peske, Nancy K.,
Scripture on the silver screen
Reinhartz, Adele,
VideoHound’s golden movie retriever

Hollywood and History

Goldwyn : a biography
Berg, A. Scott
When the stars went to war : Hollywood and World War II
Hoopes, Roy

The Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney and the American way of life
Watts, Steven,
The red and the black list : intimate memoir of a Hollywood expatriate
Barzman, Norma.
Atomic bomb cinema : the apocalyptic imagination on film
Shapiro, Jerome Franklin,
The dream life : movies, media, and the mythology of the sixties
Hoberman, J.
Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood
Bogle, Donald
Oscar night : 75 years of Hollywood parties
Carter, Graydon

A Few Items I Just Couldn’t Leave Out

Footsteps in the fog : Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco
Kraft, Jeff,
The image of librarians in cinema, 1917-1999
Tevis, Ray.
You Ought to Be in Pictures!

The screenwriter’s bible : a complete guide to writing, formatting, and selling your script
Trottier, David.
The portable film school : everything you’d learn in film school (without ever going to class)
Gilles, D. B.
Acting for the camera
Barr, Tony.
99 film scenes for actors
Nicholas, Angela.
Novels Featuring Films

The moviegoer

Percy, Walker

The movies of my life : a novel
Fuguet, Alberto.
The Best Guide to Films, Ever

The motion picture guide. Annual (but sadly, not anymore)
Nash, Jay Robert
Film Websites

Internet Movie Database – http://www.imdb.com/

Metacritic – http://www.metacritic.com/

Rotten Tomatoes – http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

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