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Title:
Four-star movies : the 101 greatest films of all time
Author:
Kinn, Gail.
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Publication Information:
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
322 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781579123154
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A lavishly illustrated, fact-filled celebration of the 101 movies that have changed our lives.


Author Notes

Gail Kinn has conceived and edited a wide range of film books, including Screwball: The Great Romantic Comedies , Hollywood at Home: The Photographs of Sid Avery , and The Scorsese Picture . She lives in New York City.

Jim Piazza is an essayist, screenwriter, and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine. He has been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox, and Paramount Pictures. With Gail Kinn, he is the coauthor of The Greatest Movies Ever (BD&L). He lives in New York City.


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School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-The introduction lists the authors' criteria in considering movies to include in this book. The selections include a wide variety of films from "art" to "popular," providing coverage of just about any type. Each entry begins with a ranking beside the title. Remarks about the movie and its special qualities come just beneath the title, with a photograph of a memorable scene at the bottom. A plot synopsis, information on the major actors, awards, gossipy tidbits, what the critics say, and more are included. Outstanding posters appear with the ranking and title of each film. Cross-references are provided. The index contains movies, performers, and other important persons, such as film critic Roger Ebert or an association important to moviemaking. Those who enjoy a good movie will be delighted to immerse themselves in this outstanding volume.-Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
1 Godfather I and IIp. 10
2 Casablancap. 17
3 Citizen Kanep. 20
4 Gone with the Windp. 23
5 Lawrence of Arabiap. 26
6 North by Northwestp. 29
7 The Wizard of Ozp. 32
8 Annie Hallp. 35
9 Chinatownp. 38
10 Singin' in the Rainp. 41
11 Nashvillep. 44
12 Some Like It Hotp. 47
13 All About Evep. 50
14 Psychop. 53
15 Taxi Driverp. 56
16 Apocalypse Nowp. 59
17 On the Waterfrontp. 63
18 The Graduatep. 66
19 Sunset Boulevardp. 69
20 The Searchersp. 72
21 La Dolce Vitap. 75
22 Double Indemnityp. 78
23 The Manchurian Candidatep. 81
24 Vertigop. 84
25 Close Encounters of the Third Kindp. 87
26 GoodFellasp. 90
27 Jules and Jimp. 93
28 Funny Facep. 96
29 A Streetcar Named Desirep. 99
30 Saving Private Ryanp. 102
31 Strangers on a Trainp. 105
32 It Happened One Nightp. 108
33 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nestp. 111
34 It's a Wonderful Lifep. 114
35 Raging Bullp. 117
36 The Best Years of Our Livesp. 120
37 The African Queenp. 123
38 Dr. Strangelovep. 126
39 Blade Runnerp. 129
40 The Conformistp. 132
41 Schindler's Listp. 135
42 The Shawshank Redemptionp. 138
43 Dinerp. 141
44 The Deer Hunterp. 144
45 The Bridge on the River Kwaip. 147
46 8 1/2p. 150
47 Top Hatp. 153
48 Rules of the Gamep. 156
49 2001: A Space Odysseyp. 159
50 Bonnie and Clydep. 162
51 King Kongp. 165
52 Star Warsp. 168
53 The 400 Blowsp. 171
54 A Night at the Operap. 174
55 My Fair Ladyp. 177
56 Terminator 2: Judgment Dayp. 180
57 The Third Manp. 183
58 Doctor Zhivagop. 186
59 ET: The Extra-Terrestrialp. 189
60 Invasion of the Body Snatchersp. 192
61 Pinocchiop. 195
62 Butch Cassidyp. 198
63 Fargop. 201
64 Blue Velvetp. 204
65 Jawsp. 207
66 The Grapes of Wrathp. 210
67 Do the Right Thingp. 213
68 Wild Strawberriesp. 216
69 The Bicycle Thiefp. 219
70 Bringing up Babyp. 222
71 Paths of Gloryp. 225
72 The Maltese Falconp. 228
73 Pather Panchalip. 231
74 The Lady Evep. 234
75 The Last Picture Showp. 237
76 Raise the Red Lanternp. 240
77 Rosemary's Babyp. 243
78 Midnight Cowboyp. 246
79 M*A*S*Hp. 249
80 American Graffitip. 252
81 The Producersp. 255
82 Rashomonp. 258
83 Cabaretp. 261
84 The Bank Dickp. 264
85 A Place in the Sunp. 267
86 Red Riverp. 270
87 The Conversationp. 273
88 Grand Illusionp. 276
89 L.A. Confidentialp. 279
90 Saturday Night Feverp. 282
91 Imitation of Lifep. 285
92 Raiders of the Lost Arkp. 288
93 Spartacusp. 291
94 Belle de Jourp. 294
95 The Seven Samuraip. 297
96 A Hard Day's Nightp. 300
97 Atlantic Cityp. 303
98 American Beautyp. 306
99 Pulp Fictionp. 309
100 Thelma and Louisep. 312
101 Airplanep. 315
Indexp. 318

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