Big Screen Boston: From Mystery Street to The Departed and Beyond

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250 movies. One City. From The Departed to The Friends of Eddie Coyle, from Good Will Hunting to Gone Baby Gone, Big Screen Boston: From Mystery Street to The Departed and Beyond is the first overview of all the movies made in Greater Boston. Coverage of the most significant 80 movies make up the bulk of the book, from the biggest Hollywood productions to the most inspired homegrown features and documentaries. Plot, use of locations and quality of accents are just some of the ways the book sifts through the likes of A Civil Action, Monument Ave. and the influential Beanstreets movies of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The section titled Brief Visits, Day Trips & the Rest covers movies that shot further from Boston or stayed in the city only briefly, as well as many smaller films. There's also The Great Boston Movie Trivia Quiz, which is sure to challenge even the most seasoned Boston moviegoer. Big Screen Boston includes photos from over 50 movies. Definitive! - Leonard Maltin.

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Paul Sherman has been writing about movies for over 20 years. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Boston Herald, The Improper Bostonian, the Turner Classic Movies website, Salon, The Chicago Sun-Times, Video Eyeball, The Boston Phoenix, Filmfax, Film Threat and The Dallas Observer. He is a past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics.

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Big Screen Boston had me at the introduction! Provocatively critical and coupled with a local's love of arcane inside detail (an unknown Tommy Lee Jones in Love Story??!!!), Big Screen Boston is an indispensable guide to all things cinematically Boston! I couldn't stop reading! --Joyce Kulhawik, WBZ-TV, CBS Boston

So much fun... This does what all good movie books do: Makes you want to run out and see the movies. --Ty Burr, boston.com

An indispensable history/dictionary/catalogue/critique of local feature filmmaking through the years. Dramas. Documentaries. Hollywood features and many indies. Fie on Toronto standing in for the Hub! With Sherman as guide, we're talking Boston as Boston. --Gerald Peary, The Boston Phoenix

A must-read if you're a Bostonian with a movie jones. --James Verniere, Boston Herald

An indispensable history/dictionary/catalogue/critique of local feature filmmaking through the years. Dramas. Documentaries. Hollywood features and many indies. Fie on Toronto standing in for the Hub! With Sherman as guide, we're talking Boston as Boston. --Gerald Peary, The Boston Phoenix

A must-read if you're a Bostonian with a movie jones. --James Verniere, Boston Herald

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