Looking for the perfect gift for your movie-loving friend who’s already an AMC A-lister and just signed up for a subscription to The Criterion Channel? There’s a new book from Jennifer M. Wood and her team at Mental Floss that will do just the right thing! The Curious Movie Buff: A selection of fantastic films from the last 50 years has all the fun tidbits from the biggest and most celebrated movies you could ever want. Casual film buffs will become the most devoted cinephiles after reading this book.
If sci-fi is your thing, read more about the space movies Interstellar, heavinessand The Martian in The curious film fanor time travel titles like men in black 3, trancerand primer. There are two whole pages of trivia about it Bladerunnerand the same goes for the original war of stars Trilogy. Horror fans? Be sure to check out the 6 Killer Final Girls and 10 Brainy Zombie Flicks sections or read all about the movies Evil Death II, The Exorcist, Halloweenand more.
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Not really into genre films and want to learn more about critically acclaimed titles instead? The curious film fan has interesting facts about some of the best films of all time, such as It will be blood, Mulholland Drive, The Shawshank Redemptionand The social network. Did you know Dillon Freasier’s mom was scared her son was working with Daniel Day-Lewis? It will be blood because she only saw him in the R-rated version Criminal Organizations of New York? What about director David Lynch not having anyone to audition? Mulholland Drive? There’s so much good in here!
With over 250 pages of facts and recommendations, every film fan needs to stop by The curious film fan. Check out some selected pages from the book below.
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No matter what genre or style you prefer, The Curious Movie Buff: A selection of fantastic films from the last 50 years has everything. Be sure to grab a copy for a friend (or yourself!) here in advance of the holidays.