Joe Leydon's Guide to Essential Movies You Must See: If You Read, Write About--Or Make Movies

Joe Leydon's Guide to Essential Movies You Must See: If You Read, Write About--Or Make Movies

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ISBN-10: 0941188922

ISBN-13: 9780941188920

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions

Veteran film critic Joe Leydon analyzes 100 movies that have defined genres, influenced filmmakers—and serve as standards by which other films are measured.

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Veteran film critic Joe Leydon analyzes 100 movies that have defined genres, influenced filmmakers—and serve as standards by which other films are measured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941188920
Publisher:
Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionx
1.In the Beginning1
2.Silents Please7
The Birth of a Nation9
Nosferatu14
The General18
City Lights23
3.Americana27
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington29
Gone with the Wind33
Citizen Kane38
Rocky42
All the President's Men46
Taxi Driver51
Smokey and the Bandit55
Do the Right Thing59
4.Men and Women65
His Girl Friday67
Dark Victory71
Casablanca74
Pillow Talk78
5.Song and Dance83
42nd Street85
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs89
Singin' in the Rain92
Cabaret96
6.Westward Bound101
Stagecoach103
High Noon107
Shane112
The Searchers116
Rio Bravo120
A Fistful of Dollars124
The Wild Bunch129
7.Cinemafantastique133
Metropolis135
Frankenstein140
Plan 9 from Outer Space144
2001: A Space Odyssey148
Star Wars152
Halloween158
Blade Runner162
8.The Master of Suspense167
Notorious169
Vertigo174
North by Northwest178
Psycho182
9.Crimes and Misdemeanors187
M189
The Public Enemy194
The Maltese Falcon198
Double Indemnity202
Detour206
Bonnie and Clyde211
GoodFellas215
The Killer219
10.Action!223
Flash Gordon225
Guadalcanal Diary250
Lawrence of Arabia234
48 HRS.238
Die Hard242
11.Funny Business247
Duck Soup249
Dr. Strangelove252
Annie Hall257
National Lampoon's Animal House262
12.Foreign Influences265
Open City267
Rashomon271
Seven Samurai274
The 400 Blows277
Day for Night281
13.Beyond the Mainstream285
Return of the Secaucus 7287
Stranger Than Paradise291
Blue Velvet295
Reservoir Dogs299
That's A Wrap!303
Acknowledgments304

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Joe Leydon's Guide to Essential Movies You Must See: If You Read, Write About--Or Make Movies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd put this right up there with Roger Ebert. The analysis is on point and the style is fluid. All in all, a top notch book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone who loves movies. It tells you why some movies are so influential or so great but it isn't snobby at all. It's a lot of fun to read even if you're not studying film.