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The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies: Featuring Dave Anthony, Lord Carrett, Dean Haglund, Allan Havey, Laura House, Jackie Kashian, Suzy Nakamura, Greg Proops, Mike Schmidt, Neil T. Weakley, and Matt Weinhold

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Tired of the usual boring, dry movie discussion?  "The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies" is something new. Is it serious movie discussion? Is it funny? Do the writers know what the hell they are talking about? Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. OK, that’s too many Yes’s but you get the point.  Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional filmmakers and comedians, created Comedyfilmnerds.com to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny. And they called in all of their professionally funny and ...

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The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies: Featuring Dave Anthony, Lord Carrett, Dean Haglund, Allan Havey, Laura House, Jackie Kashian, Suzy Nakamura, Greg Proops, Mike Schmidt, Neil T. Weakley, and Matt Weinhold

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Overview

Tired of the usual boring, dry movie discussion?  "The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies" is something new. Is it serious movie discussion? Is it funny? Do the writers know what the hell they are talking about? Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. OK, that’s too many Yes’s but you get the point.  Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional filmmakers and comedians, created Comedyfilmnerds.com to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny. And they called in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them. Comedians and writers who have been on everything from the Tonight Show to having their own comedy specials tell you what’s what on their favorite film genres.  While "The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies" is funny and informative, each film genre is given a personal touch. All of the Comedy Film Nerds have a love of film and a personal connection to each genre.  Read about a love of film from an insider’s perspective.  "The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies" is for the movie lover with a good sense of humor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614482215
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/10/2012
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 578,806
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional award-winning filmmakers and comedians, who have both screened and spoken at film festivals all over the world, including Slamdance and Comic-Con in San Diego, created Comedyfilmnerds.com to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny.  And they called in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them.  Comedians and writers from The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The X-Files, Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime tell you what’s what on their favorite film genres.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Doug Benson ix

Preface xi

1 Science Fiction Chris Mancini 1

2 Westerns Graham Elwood 10

3 Comic Book Movies Mike Schmidt 19

4 Fantasy Jackie Kashian 31

5 Horror Matt Weinhold 40

6 Comedy Suzy Nakamura 54

7 Rockin' Movies Lord Carrett 64

8 Animation Neil T. Weakley 77

9 Action and Adventure Chris Mancini 88

10 War Movies Allan Havey 98

11 Film Noir Greg Proops 107

12 Musicals Jackie Kashian 116

13 Documentaries Graham Elwood 124

14 Film School Classics Chris Mancini 133

15 Romantic Comedies Laura House 142

16 Cops and Robbers Graham Elwood 151

17 Sports Movies Mike Schmidt 160

18 Drama Dean Haglund 172

19 Family Movies Chris Mancini 179

20 Martial Arts Movies Graham Elwood 188

21 Cult Classics Neil T. Weakley 197

22 Sequels, Trilogies, and Franchises Dean Haglund 206

23 Movies We're Ashamed to Admit We Like 216

24 Movies That Deserve to be Yelled at Dave Anthony 221

25 Movies We'd Like to See Made 229

411 Nerd 233

Thanks and Acknowledgments 237

Index 239

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