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City Secrets Movies

Series Editor: Robert Kahn
Pub Date: February 2009
Format: Clothbound
Category: Performing Arts - Film - Guides & Reviews
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-1864-0
Publisher: Fang Duff Kahn Publishers
Trim Size: 4-1/4 x 7-1/4

"Before I die, I want to spend a weekend hidden away in some idyllic place, watching all the wonderful movies I have never heard of. To prepare for this weekend, I have this book." --Mary-Louise Parker


"A wonderfully subjective little guide to the best films of all time."
--Graydon Carter, Editor, Vanity Fair


Movies is a compilation of short essays written by directors, actors, film critics, producers, film scholars, and other notable figures from the film industry, the arts, and other fields. Each has recommended a film, or an aspect of a film such as a performance, style, or theme, that they feel has been overlooked or underappreciated.

Contributors include Wes Anderson, Ken Auletta, Alec Baldwin, Adam Duritz, Milos Forman, John Guare, Arthur Hiller, Anjelica Huston, Barbara Kopple, Sidney Lumet, Simon Schama, Martin Scorsese, and Kenneth Turan, among many other film experts.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will benefit The Film Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation.