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The Dictionary of Film Quotations : 6,000 Provocative Movie Quotes from 1,000 Movies
     

The Dictionary of Film Quotations : 6,000 Provocative Movie Quotes from 1,000 Movies

by Melinda Corey, George Ochoa (With)
 

The Dictionary of Film Quotations contains about 6,000 quotations from more than 1,000 movies, compiled through original research—viewing movies. Until now, most of these quotations have existed only on film. Published screenplays are relatively few, and they often contain discrepancies from the final cut. The Dictionary of Film Quotations prints the actual

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The Dictionary of Film Quotations contains about 6,000 quotations from more than 1,000 movies, compiled through original research—viewing movies. Until now, most of these quotations have existed only on film. Published screenplays are relatively few, and they often contain discrepancies from the final cut. The Dictionary of Film Quotations prints the actual text of quotes as heard in the theater. Most appear here in print for the first time.

The movies have been selected according to popularity, critical acclaim, and the importance of directors, actors, and screenwriters. Most of the films are American, but a judicious selection of translated quotes from foreign films is included (Grand Illusion,The Seventh Seal, Babette's Feast). Most are sound films, though a sampling of titles from silent films is provided (Birth of a Nation, Metropolis, the 1926 Ben-Hur).

The quotations are arranged alphabetically by movie from Adam's Rib to Zorba the Greek. With each movie comes basic credit information: studio, year, director screenwriter, and so forth. Quotations follow chronologically as they appear in the film.

There are two indexes: "Speaker" Index and "Subject and Key Word" Index. The Speaker Index allows readers to find quotes said by their favorite stars. The Subject and Key Word Index offers two more ways to find quotes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517880678
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/06/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.42(d)

Meet the Author

Melinda Corey and George Ochoa are husband and wife and reside in Brooklyn, New York. Together they have produced The Book of Answers, A Cast of Thousands, and The Man in Lincoln's Nose, and completed the revision of Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia.

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