What are the best books about film and filmmaking?

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    #1Hitchcock

    Hitchcock

    Hitchcock is a nonfictional book about film written by François Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock. This nonfiction book about film was published on October 2, 1985 by Simon & Schuster.

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    Guillermina Salinas
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Hithchcock captures the iconic thought process of a film legend. I wish they went a bit deeper with the methodologies of his film process but this is the best book I have read so far on the subject. "
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    #2Pictures at a Revolution

    Pictures at a Revolution
    Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood is a nonfictional book about film written by Mark Harris. This nonfiction book about film was published on February 14, 2008 by Penguin Press.
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    Lawrence McCoy
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This was an interesting look into how these five movies changed Hollywood and which really began a new age of filmmaking. The stories of how the changing of the guard happened are a little dry, but fascinating nonetheless. A good read if you are into movies and their history."
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    #3The Great Movies

    The Great Movies

    The Great Movies is a nonfictional book about film written by Roger Ebert and Mary Corliss. This nonfiction book about film was published on November 11, 2003 by Three Rivers Press.

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    Steven Nguyen
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "If you love film and reading you really need to check this out. It has a lot of great stuff in it."
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    #4Rebel without a Crew

    Rebel without a Crew

    Rebel without a Crew is a nonfiction book about movies written by Robert Rodrihuez. This nonfiction book about movies was published on September 1, 1996 by Plume.

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    Joseph McCoy
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Nothing is more interesting than a young and coming youth who is trying to break the paradigms of old. I love books about people who seek to be a rebel and risk it all to make their dreams come true. They often don't care what barriers they have to break, they will do anything to make it. I love stories like that and this book does a great job of telling a story such as this. "
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    #5If Chins Could Kill

    If Chins Could Kill

    If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor is a nonfiction book about movies written by Bruce Campbell. This nonfiction book about movies was published on August 24, 2002 by L.A. Weekly Books.

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    Phillip Lawson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I can't even get through the books I own about grade-A actors, so I didn't think I'd make it through one about a B actor. But it was actually pretty interesting. More so for learning about the details of Hollywood than this particular self-described B actor (I think ge's more a C grade, but that's just me)."
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    #6Adventures in the Screen Trade

    Adventures in the Screen Trade

    Adventures in the Screen Trade is a nonfiction book about movies written by William Goldman. This nonfiction book about movies was published on March 10, 1989 by Grand Central Publishing.

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    Gabriel Salgado
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "this an ok solution but not the best"
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    #71001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a nonfiction book about movies written by Steven Jay Schneider. This nonfiction book about movies was published on October 1, 2005 by Barron's Educational Series.

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    Jason Armstrong
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This guy gets paid to make Buzzfeed-tier lists. This information is now widely available online. There is no unique insight into the films. He has pleb taste, too. Not enough kino."
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    #8Making Movies

    Making Movies

    Making Movies is a nonfiction book about movies written by Sidney Lunet. This nonfiction book about movies was published on March 19, 1996 by Vintage. In this nonfiction book, Lumet shares his experiences behind the scenes of making movies.

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    Harry Walker
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "One of the best books about film and filmmaking is Making Movies a nonfiction book about movies written by Sidney Lunet a acclaimed director. This nonfiction book about movies was published on March 19, 1996 by Vintage. In this nonfiction book, Lumet shares his experiences behind the scenes of making movies."
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    #9The Satanic Screen

    The Satanic Screen

    The Satanic Screen is a nonfiction book about movies written by Nikolas Schreck. This nonfiction book about movies was published on June 1, 2001 by Creation Books.

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    Donald Lawrence
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I've read a few books on film and film-making, I've actually had to make a 3-5 page essay on one of them in High-school. Based on the reviews on The Satanic Screen on Amazon, its seems like a okay book to start on."
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    #10Me: Stories of my Life

    Me: Stories of my Life

    Me: Stories of my Life is a bestselling autobiography of American actress Katharine Hepburn. It tells the story of her life in all its complexity, from her triumphs and failures to her most intimate relationships.

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    Richard Munoz
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "While Me: Stories of my Life is not directly about film and filmmaking, it does follow the life of one of the biggest movie starts of all time. Katharine Hepburn's life is riveting, and you really get a glimpse of what it was like to be a leading lady in film during that time."

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Best What are the best books about film and filmmaking
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HitchcockBooks 42 Paid
2Pictures at a RevolutionBooks 39 Paid
3The Great MoviesBooks 37 Paid
4Rebel without a CrewBooks 33 Paid
5If Chins Could KillBooks 33 Paid
6Adventures in the Screen TradeBooks 30 Paid
71001 Movies You Must See Before You DieBooks 28 Paid
8Making MoviesBooks 27 Paid
9The Satanic ScreenBooks 24 Paid
10Me: Stories of my LifeBooks 17 Paid
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