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Page Turners
Topic by: thejasonholland
Posted: November 11, 2003 - 2:51 PM PST
Last Reply: November 14, 2003 - 1:12 AM PST

author topic: Page Turners
thejasonholland
post #1  on November 11, 2003 - 2:51 PM PST  
I was delighted to see this section come up. I think its good to keep options for the avid movie-lover to explore. Reading about movies and the people who make them really help celebrate their brilliance.

I read Peter Biskind's two books that you mentioned- Seeing is Believing (okay) and Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (a must-read for any fan of the Film School Generation) and am glad to hear he is tackling the more modern independent movement. I was thinking after reading Easy Riders, which makes Hal Ashby into the martyr-role of the 70's generation, who would he choose for the Video Store generation? I guess more time would have to pass to really know what direction that films are headed (maybe some sort of Ultimate-MAX where you interact with the characters?) But, if twenty years from now never comes, who would be chosen as the true artist of this current generation?

Keep up with the page turners section, I know there are thousands of books out there that are worth mentioning or blurbing about. I look forward to it.
dwhudson
post #2  on November 12, 2003 - 2:14 AM PST  
> I was delighted to see this section come up.

Great!

> I know there are thousands of books out there that are worth mentioning or blurbing about.

'Strue. There's a wonderful bookstore here in Berlin I rarely get to because it's on the other side of the city. Bilderbogen is primarily an art book sort of store with a separate shop around the corner (no, really!) for film books. And basically, they try to stock at least one copy of everything in print. You can easily lose an hour or two or more, as I did just yesterday, wandering around in there.

I fondled a copy of this for a while, but figured 40 euros was a bit steep. Sure enough, it looks like the American edition will be the one to go for.

All this is a roundabout way of saying that if anyone has suggestions on specific titles that'd be good blurb candidates in the future, this might be a good place to drop 'em.
thejasonholland
post #3  on November 13, 2003 - 7:20 AM PST  
So, this will be ongoing thing? I hope so. I know there are certain titles you see again and again at bookstores in the Film/Video section. It would be nice to hear someone actually endorese some of these.

Like, recently I picked up a copy of the new Hitchcock bio. I was curious because it claims to be the first in twenty years. You read reviews and it sounds pretty good, but is it going to tell me anything I don't already know from reading his legendary interview with Francois Truffaut?

Anyway- keep 'em coming and hopefully there will be much to discuss.
dwhudson
post #4  on November 14, 2003 - 1:12 AM PST  

> So, this will be ongoing thing? I hope so.

I hope so, too. We have plans for a few brief items from here on through the holidays; if response is good, we'll carry on. In the meantime, we also try to add book recommendations to our primers as well. GC: For people who like to watch... and then read about what they've watched!

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