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All The Best Lines

All The Best Lines [Kindle Edition]

George Tiffin
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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'A brilliant book' Mail on Sunday.

'Pithy put-downs, sparkling one-liners, moving monologues and hilarious quips ... fascinating' Mirror.

'A lavish compilation of one-liners, poster quotes and opening scenes' Daily Mail.

'A treasury of great screen lines ... this is high-end QI material for the movies' The Times.

'Stylish and substantial, this collection of the finest lines in film dialogue is also a brief history of cinema itself' Daily Telegraph.

'Sublime ... lavish ... a book of inspiring trivia' Total Film.

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Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret... ALL THE BEST LINES presents 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ('My name is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy dialogue from the pictures. From golden-age legends like Ben Hecht and Billy Wilder to modern masters Woody Allen and the Coen brothers, quotes are arranged under timeless themes such as Dreams, Friends, Libido and Memories.

Packed with anecdotes as well as special features on some of the most intriguing aspects of movie-making history: from the career of Marilyn Monroe to the making of Apocalypse Now; from the art of the screenwriter to the art of the cameo.

Illustrated with full-colour photographs. This is a book for anyone who loves the movies.

Please note: This ebook is hand-crafted. Well not quite, but it is certainly a cut above the rest; great care has been taken to make sure it is both beautiful and highly functional.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15247 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Title Says It All 4 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Indeed many of the greatest lines in Hollywood films through the ages. Also much information.about those films and their makers, with especial reference to the writers. As a consequence I have now purchased Goldman's autobiography of his time in Hollywood "Adventures in the screen trade". Without the writers the films would be nothing. This book.does their work credit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best 5 Nov 2013
Arrived promptly, given as a gift but I had a good look through it first-didn't want to part with it. Brilliant for film buffs, lots of facts & information, well laid out, academic & fascinating. My friend was very happy with it & I know he's referred to this book many times since I kindly gave it to him.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Best Lines 21 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
All the Best Lines is an exquisitely produced compendium of classic film quotes and pithy anecdotes about showbiz. Many of the quotes are familiar, some are more obscure, but all are just as marvellous to read as they are to view on the big screen. Really though, All the Best Lines is far more than a collection of highly quotable one-liners and set-pieces, it's really a history of film-making told through segments of famous (and occasionally infamous) dialogue as well as essays highlighting many intriguing aspects of film history and an excellent selection of beautiful photographs.
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By Sue Kichenside TOP 500 REVIEWER
Two more great quotes among so many: when Robert Mitchum was asked what he looked for in a script, he replied: "Days off".

And this, from Get Shorty: 'I once asked this literary agent what kind of writing paid the best. He said, "Ransom notes".'

Thank you, George Tiffin! You have put together a brilliant book that has provided me with hours of pleasure. At first I thought this was just going to be something one would dip in and out of but, in fact, the book repays reading from cover to cover. It is an absolute delight.

Of course, no collection of quotes could possibly satisfy everyone; we would each have to collect our own favourites to achieve that. But who amongst us would be capable of writing such succinct introductions to ensure that each quote is clearly contextualised? This is way harder than it looks and George Tiffin does it to perfection! He also intersperses the text with striking quotes from the film-makers and scriptwriters themselves, as well as treating us to some wonderfully illuminating short essays on the madness that is the movie industry.

With well-considered typography and stunning images beautifully reproduced on high quality paper, this book is far more than just a collection of great film quotes. It's a real treasure. Don't be tempted to go for the cheaper download, treat yourself to the real thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood smart 4 July 2014
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Great collection of clever writing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 7 May 2014
By souxie
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My son is a movie fanatic and he has so many books on movies, but I took a chance when I ordered him this book and he tells me its one of the best books in his collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A handy collection
I like the way the book is laid out in general, but the typeface is not the easiest to read. Collecting quotes into subject headings, this book provides a great selection of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. D. R. G. Hogg
5.0 out of 5 stars This book uplifts one's mood.
This book can be read alone and together at a dinner party, quoting texts and guessing the film. We had great laughs doing that. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Caroline Hendriks
5.0 out of 5 stars Best present ever!
So said the guy I bought this for. It was a secret Santa present and he loved it so much he demanded to know who the Santa was! Read more
Published 6 months ago by P. A. Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Good book this, you can read it three ways, as a book from cover to cover, as reference book or as I do just pick it up and read a small section at a time. Read more
Published 6 months ago by clemsfoldrog
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks good
A cursory flick through reveals that this does exactly what it says on the cover no more, no less.
It's a gift so cannot really say more.
Published 7 months ago by Rosalind Healy
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent present...for yourself!
I've spent a lot of time picking over this fantastic book, and have been pleased to discover that it contains not only a fabulous mixture of quotes but also fascinating industry... Read more
Published 7 months ago by GBAD
5.0 out of 5 stars Well received gift
The book looked good to me but was bought as a gift ..... in fact it looked so good, after flicking through I have added it to the Christmas Gift list for some friends who I think... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Cadle
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