The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema: 101 Movies That Made the Millennium

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From Hollywood blockbusters like The Departed and The Hangover, to indie gems like Donnie Darko and Shaun of the Dead, to children's favorites, such as Toy Story 3 and WALL-E, the twenty-first century has already provided us with a wealth of amazing films.

Packed with numerous film stills as well as features covering the Top 21 key actors and actresses, genres and their mash-ups, and more, The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is a must-have ...

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The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema: The Essential Companion to 101 Modern Movies

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Overview

From Hollywood blockbusters like The Departed and The Hangover, to indie gems like Donnie Darko and Shaun of the Dead, to children's favorites, such as Toy Story 3 and WALL-E, the twenty-first century has already provided us with a wealth of amazing films.

Packed with numerous film stills as well as features covering the Top 21 key actors and actresses, genres and their mash-ups, and more, The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is a must-have for any movie buff and film aficionado.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405385374
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Rough Guide to... Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Smith is a senior feature writer at Empire magazine, one of the bestselling publications in both the US and the UK. In nearly twenty years of writing and broadcasting about films, he's interviewed directors as diverse as Woody Allen, James Cameron, and John Carpenter, as well as actors such as Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vi

127 Hours 2

3:10 to Yuma 5

Adaptation 8

World Hotspots #1: Europe 10

Amélie 11

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 13

Animal Kingdom 15

Antichrist 17

The Artist 20

Shattered Glasses: What happened to Hollywood's 3D dream? 22

Avatar 23

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -New Orleans 26

Black Swan 28

Blue Valentine 31

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 34

Long Live the New Flesh #1: Actors 36

The Bourne Supremacy 37

Bowling for Columbine 39

Brokeback Mountain 41

Captain America: The First Avenger 43

Capturing the Friedmans 45

True Stories: Ten of the best documentaries 47

Carnage 48

Casino Royale 50

City of God (Cidade de Deus) 52

Cloverfield 54

Collateral 56

The Dark Knight 58

Tights! Camera! Action! The unstoppable rise of the comic-book movie 61

Dark Water 62

The Day After Tomorrow 64

The Departed 67

Oops! Flops, Farragos and Fandangos: Movies everyone would rather forget 69

District 9 70

Donnie Darko 73

Downfall 75

Drive 77

Long Live the New Flesh #2: Actresses 80

Eden Lake 81

Elephant 84

Enter the Void 86

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 88

Far From Heaven 90

Deja View: Best and worst remakes 92

Femme Fatale 93

The Fighter 95

Fish Tank 98

Cruel Intentions: The new cinema of suffering 101

Funny Games U.S 102

Gomorrah 104

Gone Baby Gone 106

Good Bye Lenin! 109

Down to Earth: Demise of the Hollywood star 111

Gran Torino 112

Grizzly Man 114

Hanna 117

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 119

World Hotspots #2: Asia 122

Hero 123

Hidden (Caché) 125

A History of Violence 127

Hostel 129

The Hunger Games 131

Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling: Women directors 133

The Hurt Locker 134

Ichi the Killer 136

The Illusionist 138

Inception 141

Inglourious Basterds 143

Grand Theft Movie! Is piracy destroying the film industry? 145

Iron Man 146

Juno 149

The King's Speech 151

Knocked Up 154

Let The Right One In 157

Little Miss Sunshine 159

The Lives of Others 161

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 163

Virtual Unreality: Performance capture 166

Lost in Translation 167

Midnight in Paris 169

Milk 172

Moneyball 174

Moon 177

Long Live the New Flesh #3: Directors 179

Mulholland Drive 180

No Country for Old Men 183

Oldboy 185

Pan's Labyrinth 187

World Hotspots #3: The Americas 190

Persepolis 191

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 193

A Prophet 195

Punch-Drunk Love 197

The Road 199

The Royal Tenenbaums 202

Shaun of the Dead 205

Shutter Island 207

The Little Movies that Could: American indies 210

A Single Man 211

The Skin I Live In 213

The Social Network 215

Spirited Away 218

The Station Agent 220

Sunshine 223

Super 8 226

Synecdoche, New York 228

Team America: World Police 230

War! What movies is it good for? 232

There Will Be Blood 233

Toy Story 3 236

Transformers 238

The Tree of Life 240

Twilight 242

United 93 244

Up in the Air 247

WALL-E 249

Family-Friendly Film: Movies for the matinee crowd 251

We Need to Talk About Kevin 253

The Wrestler 255

Index 258

Picture credits 264

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Not bad!

    Having read The Rough Guides to Sci-fi Movies, Comedies, Mac OS X, and Iphones, this book left very few surprises. The reviews are consistently thorough, and the sidebars are very informative. The presentation, however, leaves something to be desired. The electronic pages do not turn easily, and some are entirely blank. If you're really interested in buying this book, the print version might be a better buy.

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