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"The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies" brings what has been missing from movie discussion for too long: A healthy dose of humor. This is the first time ever two filmmakers who are also comedians give their views on film. It will bring movie discussion to a younger audience in a way they can relate to it without all the stodgy film school discussion. This is a movie book for film and comedy fans, by filmmakers and comedians. In the way that Jon Stewart and Bill Mahr have brought comedy to politics, Chris and Graham will do this for film.

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Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional award-winning filmmakers and comedians, who have both screened and spoken at film festivals all over the world, including Slamdance and Comic-Con in San Diego, created Comedyfilmnerds.com to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny.  And they called in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them.  Comedians and writers from The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The X-Files, Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime tell you what’s what on their favorite film genres.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (June 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1614482217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1614482215
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's about freaking time! The wait was well worth it. As a loyal "superfan" of the Comedy Film Nerds Podcast, I have been anxiously awaiting this book to be released. Very fun and well informed commentaries on movies from several different genres. This book reads great, and can be enjoyed by the casual film fan, as well as the hard core film nerd, like myself, who, every time I buy a new book on film, immediately flip to the index to make sure Ghostbusters is mentioned. Well played CFN; you have passed my all important, arbitrary test. And to those who didn't already know: Han shot first!
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This book was originally purchased as a bathroom book. I soon found myself spending abnormal amounts of time on the can thinking to myself "one more chapter" I usually stopped reading only because my cheeks would fall asleep and I was deathly afraid of getting a permanent ring on my rump. This book takes all the joy of listening to the Comedy Film Nerds podcast and turns into something that makes you feel smart for reading it. Any long time fan will hear the voice of all the various Nerds reading their chapter (audio book time guys). Over the course of the book you'll go through most genres of film and explore what makes each genre unique and you'll also discover some new movies you probably never heard of. You'll disagree with some of the authors and want to punch some of them in the face but you'll actually laugh out loud and fully enjoy this book. I must recommend this as it is pretty much the same thing as masturbating with kitten hands.
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Like the previous reviewer, I've been anticipating this book for a long time and now that I have my hot little kittenhand paws on it, I can say with certainty that it was worth the wait. Chris Mancini and Graham Elwood, The Comedey Film Nerds, have established themselves as not only filmmakers, but they are genuine fans of the medium, and it shows in their podcast. They always have amazing and entertaining guests on the podcast and have followed suit in the book with a great lineup of equally enthusiastic movie fans, who also happen to be comedians. That's a win/win in my book. You get some great recommendations of films to see and to avoid, all done in a really entertaining way. I really appreciate that there were quite a few movies that I've now been turned on to from the book, and I'm busy updating my Netflix queue. A must have guide for anyone who loves movies!
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I was really excited when I heard this book was coming out and then when it just showed up at my house this week I ripped open the package like a little kid on Christmas. The book is full of great lists of different kinds of movies and some fun advice on what you should see. The best part for me was reading through the different top tens with some of my friends and the list for the 'Most Overrated Film School Classics' was not only spot on, but when we saw, "Battleship Potemkin," on there we all were on the floor laughing. (if you are a film student ANYWHERE you will know why it's so funny)
All of the authors do a great job and each section fits their personalities so well. The book is great for everyone interested in film at any level and who knows maybe you will find a great suggestion to watch for next time you click on Netflix. Also, if you haven't heard of the Comedy Film Nerds podcast, this book is a great introduction to all of the writers and the podcast is a weekly dose of film reviewing fun!!
Read this, enjoy it and Kitten Hands unite!!
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I pre-ordered this item directly from Chris and Graham. It arrived within days of its release, and I immediately set to reading it. What is so great about their podcast is that it is very conversational, while being informed by passion and intellect about film. This book is no exception. Fans of the writers included will be impressed with how well their words translate from the spoken medium to the written. Some, such as Mike Schmidt (of The 40 Year Old Boy podcast), are even more eloquent in their writing. What I love about the book are the best/worst lists that close every chapter. Several of the films are new to me, and I will definitely check them out based on the recommendation. All in all, a fantastic film book for anyone who enjoys thoughtful criticism of movies.
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I am a big fan of Graham and Chris and their weekly "Comedy Film Nerd" podcast. This book, the first book I purchased for my new Kindle Fire, is an entertaining read. You can choose to either read it cover to cover or dip in and out depending on which type of movie you'd like to cover in more depth. I keep coming back for the Top 10 best and worst lists, and I've gotten some great movie ideas for my wife and I to watch based on these lists. While the sheer number of contributors can lead to shifting tone and voice in the writing, it's fine because all the contributors have two things in common--(1) they love film [which is a key component of film writing that seems to get lost. Look at the New Yorker film critics, Denby and Lane--while I am not saying they need to love every movie they see, the two seem to be joyless prigs--you don't get that here. Even when discussing movies they hate, all the reviewers are having a good time, so the reader has a good time] and (2) they are really funny.

So pick up this book, perhaps one for a friend as well, and please subscribe to their weekly podcasts--come for the movie discussion and stay for the wonderful accents!
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