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Es while exposing the trash that Snobs inexplicably laud eg most chop socky films and Mexican wrestling pictures Delightfully illustrated and handily organized in alphabetical order for uick reference The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential eBook #222 Film Snobs Dictionary is your fail safe companion in the video store the cineplex or wherever insufferable Film Snobs congregate.. A very funny book that is as much a satire of the movie intelligentsia as it is a guidebook for somebody who wants to become one Although too short to be a major resource it still includes plenty of interesting and obscure information And when your reading the most militant passages remember it s tongue in cheek

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The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

E clerk in a “Tod Browning’s Freaks” T shirt bombards you with baffling allusions to “wire fu” pictures “Todd AO process” and “Sam Raimi” By helping to close the knowledge gap between average moviegoers The Film MOBI #224 and incorrigible Snobs the dictionary lets you in on hidden gems that film geeks have been hoarding such as Douglas Sirk and Guy Maddin movi. As a true film snob I can attest to the relevance of many of the entries in this book But there were many that I was unfamiliar with and look forward to following up No laugh out loud moments but I was smiling all the way through Great for a lazy afternoonfollowed by an all nighter of movie watching The used in a sentence examples are occasionally brilliant and I can t help but share an exceptionally sly one found in the entry for Tamiroff Akim Orson always said to Cybill and me There s no one I liked working with better than Akim Tamiroff The Tarkovsky entry is wonderful too

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From the same Snobs Dictionary eBook #9734 brain trust that brought you The Rock Snobs Dictionary the hilarious bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana comes The Film Snobs Dictionary an informative and subversively funny A to Z reference guide to all that is held sacred by Film Snobs those perverse creatures of the repertory cinema No longer must you suffer silently as som. Being a film buff I wondered if maybe I was a film snob After reading this book I find that I am not thank heavens The author states that the film snob knows about film than you do and zealously guards this knowledge from the masses who have no right whatsoever to be fluent in the works of Samuel Fuller or Andrei TarkvovsyThe film snob seem to embrace very iffy or downright crappy films just for the sake of snobbery Although I have heard of many of the termspeoplefilms listed in this reference work I also see that many of them are basically uestionable vague junk in my opinion A film of a man sleeping for 3 hours doesn t seem to make it iconic and directors like Fellini and Bergman are omitted since the film snob thinks they are just names dropped by the losers wishing to seem cultured Instead the snob drops names like Guy Maddin Chlo Sevigny and Seijan Suzuki and then smirk as you ask WhoThis is


10 thoughts on “The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

  1. says:

    Being a film buff I wondered if maybe I was a film snob After reading this book I find that I am not thank heavens The author states

  2. says:

    I grabbed this book from a shelf of free offerings from a local library thinking without reading anything in or

  3. says:

    Well written enough to be mildly amusing even to a total novice like me I read it cover to cover With that in mind ending a book by two dudes with an entry that seems to pardon a man for murdering his wife leaves a bad taste in the mouth lol

  4. says:

    Fun amusing and highly idiosyncratic trip thru moviesfilms Pokes fun at the film snob and spotlights odd corners of the business

  5. says:

    The Film Snob's Dictionary is a funny and informed collection of takes on films styles filmmakers and trends that are beloved by those guys behind the counter at Hollywood Express Kamp and Levi are not themselves film sno

  6. says:

    As a true film snob I can attest to the relevance of many of the entries in this book But there were many that I was unfamiliar with and look forward to following up No laugh out loud moments but I was smiling all the way through Great for a lazy afternoonfollowed by an all nighter of movie watching The used in a sentence examples are occasionally brilliant and I can't help but share an exceptionally sly one f

  7. says:

    Perenial bathroom reading Good uick bite sized chunks of reading filled to the brim with interesting facts useful trivia and truly funny writi

  8. says:

    Slight but entertaining Like its companion volume The Rock Snob's Dictionary which I also read and enjoyed this has the double value of being a delicious parody of a subculture even as it functions as a really useful reference for discovering fun aspects of that subculture Imagine The Preppy Handbook with an emphasis on

  9. says:

    A very funny book that is as much a satire of the movie intelligentsia as it is a guidebook for somebody who wants to become one Although too s

  10. says:

    Funny only to snobs he contrasts a film snob as opposed to a film buff A film buff loves good movies A film snob loves knowing about movies far than he loves the movie watching experience So true it hurts ditto the rock snob

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