Movie Lists (Ebook)

397 Ways to Pick a DVD

Paul Simpson

At last! A film book that is really useful! And fun! These enthusiasts' lists, arranged by genre, director or actor, answer that most difficult of questions: what DVD should you rent for the night? Fancy a screwball comedy? We review all the classics. Not seen all the Herzog movies? Here's the lowdown on the best. Desperate to see that Scarlett Johansson again? No problem. All movie life is here...

Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde...

And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining guide to films that we know you will enjoy. It is fantastically functional. The lists are well conceived and easy to understand - mostly assembled by genre, actor, director, theme or country of origin - and the reviews are witty and informative. Oddly enough, most movie guides are not full of recommendations. But Movie Lists is, in spades, leaving readers in no doubt that the films reviewed are the business.

Oh - and you don't have to watch them all before you die. There is no premise of death in this book. You just need to get down to the local Blockbusters or flick your remote to Movies on Demand. Only the popcorn is not supplied.

Publication date: 26/05/2011

£9.99

ISBN: 9781847653550

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B005PQUWTS

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature, Humour & Gift, Reference

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson was founding editor of FourFourTwo magazine, and currently edits Champions magazine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Rough Guide To Elvis and his favourite football team of all-time is Jimmy Bloomfield's Leicester City.