Furthering film knowledge. What book to get?

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  1. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    I intend to get Roger Ebert's Great Movies.
    What else would you recommend?
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  2. Luc D

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    Narration in the Fiction Film, David Bordwell. THE source on the fundamental principles of narrative. Bit of a dry read, but still very rewarding.
    Don't see why you would buy Ebert's book, I'm pretty sure you can read all the entries here.
    I've read most of them. They're fun to read, but I don't know if they're all that informative.
     
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  4. Holadem

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    Thanks Edwin, great thread.

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  5. Mitty

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    Ebert's Great Movie book might be alright to pick up if you find it in a bargain bin, but the entire database of reviews is already available on the net.

    Robert Ebert's Book of Film might be a wiser purchase IMO.
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well to be fair, the Ebert book is not simply a collection of reviews you can read on line. They are up dated and expanded versions of those reviews, unless he's also revised what was on line.
     
  7. Bruce Hedtke

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    For a great read, pick up Kevin Murphy's A Year At the Movies: One Mans Filmgoing Oddyssey. If you don't know who Kevin Murphy is, he was the voice of Tom Servo on the greatest television show in history, Mystery Science Theater 3000 [​IMG] The guys knows how to entertain.
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