City Secrets Movies: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Cinema's Hidden Gems: A City Secrets Book

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Called "the best literary gift to travelers since the Baedeker and Henry James" (Financial Times), City Secrets guides are charming travelers’ companions to the world’s most fascinating cities. In New York, London, Rome, Florence, and Venice, City Secrets offers reflections and discoveries from the authors, artists, and historians who know each city best. Movies takes this intimate, insider’s approach to the arts, featuring brief essays and recommendations by esteemed figures in the film industry—including actors, directors, producers, and critics—and other writers and figures in the arts. Some have written on a film, or an aspect of a film (a performance, style, or theme) that they feel is overlooked or underappreciated. Others have chosen a well-known film for which they can offer personal insights or behind-the-scenes observations. Contributors include Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Ken Auletta, Milos Forman, Anjelica Huston, Barbara Kopple, Sidney Lumet, Simon Schama, and many others. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to The Film Foundation, an organization founded by Martin Scorsese that raises funds for film restoration and conversation, and promotes awareness about motion picture history.

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Robert Kahn is an architect in private practice. His work includes academic, institutional, residential, and commercial projects, and has been featured in many leading publications in the field. He is also the creator and editor of the City Secrets series.

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"The Ultimate Insider's Guide transforms the annals of Hollywood back into a pulsing observatory." ~Hollywood Life Magazine

"...a perfect gift for the movie lover in your life, and for the cynic in your life who says they have seen everything. This book shines the light on movies I’ve never seen, and offers great insights from a wide range of interesting people." ~ThreeGuysOneBook.com

"...my advocacy of this book was solidified by what producer Mark Johnson notes about an early Bertolucci film." ~IdentityTheory.com

"Movies: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide is an offbeat, expertly curated compendium of hundreds of movies you may have missed." ~VeryShortList.com

"There's a lot of film fun packed into this small volume. Aimed more at the cinéaste..." ~The New York Post

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