Flickipedia: Perfect Films for Every Occasion, Holiday, Mood, Ordeal, and Whim [NOOK Book]

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Once upon a time, going to the movies was a special occasion, and you had no control over what was playing at your neighborhood cinema. But today films are like fashion, furniture, and food: you can choose what to enjoy. Movies finally fit into our schedules.

So here is the first movie guide tailored to the way we actually watch movies. Whether it’s Halloween, the brink of baseball’s Opening Day, or a Saturday evening with no babysitter; whether you’re bracing for a business ...

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Flickipedia: Perfect Films for Every Occasion, Holiday, Mood, Ordeal, and Whim

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Overview

Once upon a time, going to the movies was a special occasion, and you had no control over what was playing at your neighborhood cinema. But today films are like fashion, furniture, and food: you can choose what to enjoy. Movies finally fit into our schedules.

So here is the first movie guide tailored to the way we actually watch movies. Whether it’s Halloween, the brink of baseball’s Opening Day, or a Saturday evening with no babysitter; whether you’re bracing for a business trip, feeling nostalgic for the 1960s, or simply in need of a dose of optimism (or apocalypse), Flickipedia will steer you to over 1,300 films that will fit your movie-viewing appetite perfectly.

Entertaining as well as informative, Flickipedia recommends many movies that you may not be familiar with, while acknowledging the tried-and-true standbys and popular classics. Every step in life provokes different emotions, and Flickipedia is here with suggestions to cover the waterfront.

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Editorial Reviews

Richard Roeper
Great fun for any movie lover. I'm proud to add this entertaining read to my personal reference shelf.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Entertaining and unique
Library Journal

Do you ever wonder what movie to watch during a bout of insomnia or when feelings of "Apocalyptic Dread" and war worries take over? A film to celebrate Christmas might be obvious, but how about Passover? Film journalist Atkinson (Ghosts in the Machine: The Dark Heart of Pop Cinema) and movie fan and database manager Shifrin offer recommendations in 104 different categories that include holidays, events, seasons, and more. There are obvious suggestions and blockbusters (Easter Paradewith Fred Astaire and Judy Garland for Easter and Saving Private Ryanfor Memorial Day) mixed with many surprises (the Holocaust documentary Shoahfor insomnia) and little-known films (e.g., Peter Jackson's early movie Meet the Feeblesrecommended after a "Bad Day at Work"), each with a short review. Although the Internet is overflowing with movie recommendations and reviews, this may still be helpful as a reference tool and makes for entertaining browsing. Recommended for public libraries that need to fill in their movie-book collections.
—Lani Smith

School Library Journal

Adult/High School This guide to movies available for home viewing aims to suggest occasion-enhancers rather than to provide critical direction. The films are organized around life experiences, such as holidays, or when one is feeling lonely, preparing for spring break, or waxing nostalgic about grade school, and are described in terms of their relevance to the occasion and their acting, directing, and story line. Each section is arranged chronologically, and most include both domestic and foreign selections. A few titles are repeated in different sections, with annotations to suit the occasion under discussion. Teens and teachers will find this book a valuable resource both for entertainment advice and composing programming appropriate to seasons or events. Rightfully, highbrow and lowbrow fare share the pages here. The quality writing also provides nice concise modeling of expository prose.-Francisca Goldsmith, Halifax Public Libraries, Nova Scotia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569764343
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Atkinson is the author of Blue Velvet, a study of the David Lynch film, and Ghosts in the Machine: The Dark Heart of Pop Cinema. He has written on film for Detour, Film Comment, Gear, The Guardian, Interview, Movieline, Sight & Sound, Spin, Swing, The Village Voice, and many other publications. His first volume of poetry, One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train, won the 2001 Washington Prize. His wife, Laurel Shifrin, is an opinionated movie fan, database manager, and mother.
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