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The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema: The Essential Companion to 101 Modern Movies (Rough Guide to...) [Kindle Edition]

Adam Smith (2)
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Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema, a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema.

The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems.

The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and actresses who have made a mark.

The winning genres: best-in-class features on drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, animation, documentary, superhero movies and all the genre-mash ups in between.

The unsung heroes: the finest talent behind the camera, including directors, cinematographers, set designers and special effects specialists.

The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is the essential companion to movies of the moment.

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About the Author

Adam Smith is a senior feature writer at Empire magazine, one of the bestselling publications in both the US and the UK. In nearly twenty years of writing and broadcasting about films, he's interviewed directors as diverse as Woody Allen, James Cameron, and John Carpenter, as well as actors such as Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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  • File Size: 10553 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 1 edition (October 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009B1HCOG
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guide to Flicks of the Past Decade! November 30, 2012
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Brit author/movie reviewer Adam Smith supplies a comprehensive guide to 101 films released from 2000 to 2011 in this nicely-illustrated Rough Guides release. If you've been in a cave for the past decade, Smith's guide will provide an informative guide to a wide-ranging variety of films that graced the silver screens of movie theaters.

Among the flicks included in Smith's book are IRON MAN, AVATAR, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE DARK KNIGHT, THE HURT LOCKER, 3:10 TO YUMA, BOURNE SUPREMACY, THE DEPARTED, CASINO ROYALE, HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, THE HUNGER GAMES, CARNAGE, KNOCKED UP, THE KING'S SPEECH, LOST IN TRANSLATION, MILK, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, DONNIE DARKO, CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, THE ROYAL TENEBAUMS and THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Some were box-office smashes; others strictly art-house entries. Most were American productions but others were produced in France, the UK, Sweden, Japan, Germany, etc.

Each film gets a two-three page write-up summarizing the plot and providing Smith's insights into the film. Sidebars on noteworthy actors or directors attached to that flick are included for some entries. A color photograph is included for each film. Additionally, stand-alone articles on subjects like 10 directors who made their debut in the 2000s, how piracy is affecting the film industry, the declining box office draw of Hollywood stars, best/worst remakes, millenial movie flops, etc. are scattered throughout the book.

The selections found in movie guides such as this Rough Guide can be contentious. Since it's his book, Smith can call 'em the way he sees 'em but I have serious objections to films like HOSTEL, ENTER THE VOID and ICHI THE KILLER being celebrated as among "The Century's Finest Films," or so says the book's back cover.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is an interesting film guide April 21, 2013
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This is pretty good. It covers 101 films and essays about trends in films. It also min-career overviews of actors and directors.
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