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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Huron Street Press (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937589099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937589097
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,638,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

Remember The Book of Lists and its numerous sequels? This is a smaller, more focused spin on that idea: two-dozen lists of movies. Christopher, who writes about film (and other things) for the Chicagoist website, enlists the assistance of several contributors, who include novelist and screenwriter Barry Gifford, Booklist editor Bill Ott, and actress Julia Sweeney, to offer readers a choice assortment of topical lists: box-office disasters that didn’t really deserve to flop, movies about doomed romances, films guaranteed to spark lively discussions, late-night horror flicks, movies that turned out better than the books they were based on, and westerns that aren’t really westerns (Steven Spielberg’s Duel, for example). It’s an imaginative and often thought-provoking book—Zoe Trope’s Seven Reasons to Love Nicholas Cage really does make us take another look at the frequently mocked actor—and it has a little bit of something for everyone while at the same time managing to avoid the usual staples of best-of lists and the same familiar titles you see in a multitude of other books. --David Pitt

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"Queue Tips should be required reading for bona fide and budding film buffs alike. Its many recommendations will leave readers with a laundry list of cinematic gems to seek out. It's a must-read packed with must-sees!"  —Huffington Post (October 23, 2012)


"It's an imaginative and often thought-provoking book—Zoe Trope's 'Seven Reasons to Love Nicholas Cage' really does make us take another look at the frequently mocked actor—and it has a little bit of something for everyone, while at the same time managing to avoid the usual staples of best-of lists and the same familiar titles you see in a multitude of other books."  —Booklist (November 2012)


"A fun paperback. . . . I have one big complaint: It's too damn short!" —www.OKGazette.com


"Provide[s] a different, interesting way to categorize movies other than the standard worn out labels. . . . I started out skeptical of the entire concept behind Queue Tips but wading a couple of chapters in convinced me that Christopher is on to something." —www.CineGeek.com

More About the Author

Rob grew up in suburban Denver (mostly), and when he moved to Chicago in 1993 to attend film school it triggered approximately six months of severe culture shock. Now he loves Chicago so much that he actually looks forward to wintertime. Yes, he's that crazy. Aside from the website Chicagoist, he has also written for the likes of the "Chicago Reader," "American Libraries," and "Booklist." He sees lots and lots of movies, chronicling them with his 3 Things project. He's a regular contributor to CINE-FILE as well as a member of the Queer Film Society.

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I have read a few pretty basic film guides, but this one puts them to shame. When you read this book, you not only get excellent advice on where you can find rare films and which ones to choose and why, but you also get a healthy dose of the author's humor, which made this a lot of fun to read.

One of the things that impressed me so much about this guide, is that Rob Christopher doesn't focus all of his time on movies that have come out in the last couple of years. He offers tips for finding movies all the way back from the beginning of film to the present. I was also highly impressed by the sections of the book where he discussed the importance and value of the library system in relation to the preservation and ability to obtain movies that would otherwise not be available.

There are recommendations of movies for a lot of different genres, even including kids and teens and most of them were movies I hadn't seen in other books on the subject. There is a little something for everyone in this book. I liked the way the author surmised the plot of the movies and didn't give away too much information. The introduction for this also contains a lot of valuable information and he has included resources at the end of the book to help us all locate the films we wish to find as well. I thought his views on the changing times of film were very to the point and interesting.

I was thrilled to see that he had included "Christine" by Stephen King in his list of movies, as it is one of my very favorites and truly under appreciated in my opinion. No matter what type of movies you enjoy, this book can help to point you in the right direction and plan for what to watch next.
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What can I say, movies I had never heard of before, commentary that was spot on after watching a couple of the movies and the author seems to have a fun character of his own. I would believe his recommendations -- they are not so much a critical review, but an eye opener into why movies and the ones he chose are so important as we discover more gems to watch and enjoy.
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Really good information...I'm discovering movies I'd never known existed. I hope there will be another book or two to follow.
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