‘Talk About Cinema’ Book Review

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on July 29, 2012

Talk About Cinema
By Jean-Baptiste Thoret
Softcover, 256 pages ($29.95)

Impress everyone within earshot the next time the conversation turns to movies by dropping some tidbits gleaned from this splendid, richly illustrated guide, which breaks contemporary cinema down to essential genres, seminal works and most influential filmmakers. With sections on origins, innovations, milestones, special effects, styles, and directors, it’s a goldmine of movie nuggets that will delight serious cinephiles as well as casual multiplex fans.

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