The Film Snob*s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

David Kamp Lawrence Levi

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The Film Snob*s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

The Film Snob s Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge From the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snob s Dictionary the hilarious bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana comes The Film Snob s Dictionary an informative and subversively fun

  • Title: The Film Snob*s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge
  • Author: David Kamp Lawrence Levi
  • ISBN: 9780767918763
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snob s Dictionary, the hilarious, bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana, comes The Film Snob s 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 some clerk in a ToFrom the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snob s Dictionary, the hilarious, bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana, comes The Film Snob s 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 some 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 and incorrigible Snobs, the dictionary lets you in on hidden gems that film geeks have been hoarding such as Douglas Sirk and Guy Maddin movies while exposing the trash that Snobs inexplicably laud e.g most chop socky films and Mexican wrestling pictures Delightfully illustrated and handily organized in alphabetical order for quick reference, The Film Snob s Dictionary is your fail safe companion in the video store, the cineplex, or wherever insufferable Film Snobs congregate.

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    One thought on “The Film Snob*s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

    1. Kurt on said:

      I grabbed this book from a shelf of free offerings from a local library, thinking (without reading anything in or on the book itself) that I was probably a film snob, and hoping for recommendations. It turns out, this is a book mocking a very specialized type of media consumer. A film snob, as used by the authors of this book, is someone who only likes a certain type of movie, one that is generally so highbrow as to be unwatchable, or so weird as to be unwatchable, or so unwatchable as to be unw [...]

    2. Mikey on said:

      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 snobs, but are clearly knowledgeable about film and have a wide breadth of knowledge about the art form, which leads to straightforward, honest, and humorous insights about Pauline Kael ("nonsensical"), German Expressionism ("despite their cherished place among snobs, actually [...]

    3. Landon on said:

      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 afternoonllowed 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, "Ther [...]

    4. Bryce Wilson on said:

      Perenial bathroom reading. Good quick bite sized chunks of reading, filled to the brim with interesting facts, useful trivia, and truly funny writing.Strikes a nice balance, it's funny, but genuinely knowledgeable, it respects its subjects but its not afraid to take the piss out of a sacred cow or two, and it's not afraid to call out the reader for being the type of person to own The Film Snob's Dictionary.

    5. Marina on said:

      Un simpatico dizionarietto utile a capire gli snob cinefili. Un po' difficile per chi, come me, non è un grande appassionato di cinema e perciò non sa cogliere tanti riferimenti, ma divertente comunque. Uno su tutti: «Andrei Tarkovsky: Acuto e visionario ma con un senso del ritmo da era della glaciazione: vedere i suoi film è più che altro una scelta di vita.» Peccato mortale Peter Greenaway inserito fra le 10 causes célèbres snob fraudolente. Si vede che un pelino snob lo sono anch'io.

    6. Michael Borshuk on said:

      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 Tarkovsky and Walter Murch, instead of Lacoste and Topsiders.

    7. James on said:

      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.

    8. Spencer on said:

      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 more than he loves the movie watching experience. So true it hurts. ditto the rock snob

    9. Maile on said:

      My boss gave me this book, and I read a few entries from time to time. It's pretty funny and lends better summaries to terms like "cinematic apparatus" than I am able to come up with, even after graduate work in film theory. It's worth having if you are a true movie nerd.

    10. Niklas Pivic on said:

      Clearly a great book for the snob, and even though I'm not one - though I tend to do my best by purchasing stuff from the Criterion collection - this is a great laugh and funny to see. It provides a birds-eye perspective on the fat world of the film snobs, their likes and dislikes included.

    11. Spence on said:

      This book was incredibly depressing to me. After reading it, I realized I already knew what all those words were.

    12. Lize on said:

      Three years later, I fear all I remember about this book is that I read it on the plane to London.

    13. Rob on said:

      This is made of awesome, and is so funny because it's so damn true. As a movie critic I read some of it with shame, resolving not to repeat the clichés it goofs on.

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