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Best Books About Movies and Filmmaking

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Live Fast, Die Young: The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a Cause
Live Fast, Die Young: The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a Cause
"A wonderful combination of film criticism, cinema history, sociological insight, and juicy gossip"
Picture
Picture
"This inside look at the making of Red Badge of Courage is one of the best books about filmmaking ever written"
City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's
City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's
"Beutifully written look at 1940s Hollwood"
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
"Fascinating stories of Hollywood in the 1970s"
James Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism (Library of America)
James Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism (Library of America)
"One of the great humanist film critics"
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated
"Indisensable resource"
Hitchcock (Revised Edition)
Hitchcock (Revised Edition)
"A book every film student should read"
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture
"The most entertaining audiobook ever recorded"
Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film that Sank United Artists
Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film that Sank United Artists
"Story of a disaster"
The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood
The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood
"Story of an even bigger disaster"
The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968
The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968
"Film criticism'a great auteur"
Who the Hell's in It: Portraits and Conversations
Who the Hell's in It: Portraits and Conversations
"Insightful interviews"
Scorsese on Scorsese: Revised Edition
Scorsese on Scorsese: Revised Edition
"America's greatest living director"
The Studio
The Studio
"Amazing account of a year in the life of a studio"
The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies
The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies
"Still the most important book about gays in cinema"
The Stanley Kubrick Archives
The Stanley Kubrick Archives
"The greatest director of all time"
Making Movies
Making Movies
"Best how-to guide to film directing"
Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting
Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting
"Best how-to guide to screenwriting"
What Makes Sammy Run?
What Makes Sammy Run?
"Best Hollywood novel"
Naming Names
Naming Names
"Hollywood's darkest moment"
You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again
You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again
"Guilty pleasure"
By Myself and Then Some
By Myself and Then Some
"Best autobiography by a star"
The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties
The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties
"A fun survey of Hollywood in the 1950s"
The Films in My Life
The Films in My Life
"Truffaut's valentine to the movies"
5001 Nights at the Movies (Holt Paperback)
5001 Nights at the Movies (Holt Paperback)
"The queen of movie critics. "Off with their heads!""