A Definitive List of Great Film Books

A Listmania! list by "matyoun"
 
David Lean: A Biography
1.  David Lean: A Biography by Kevin Brownlow
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  "The ultimate biography of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern cinema. If you are going to read one book on one great Director make it this one. ."
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Rosebud: The Story Of Orson Welles
2.  Rosebud: The Story Of Orson Welles by David Thomson
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  "Inspiring, Moving, compelling and magical. This book gives an almost mystical account of one of the true innovators in modern cinema"
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Stanley Kubrick: A Biography
3.  Stanley Kubrick: A Biography by John Baxter
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  "There are many books on Kubrick but this is the most complete account of his films and his life I have read. Shows the human face behind the myth."
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood
4.  Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood by Peter Biskind
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly documents one of the most exciting periods in cinema. How Biskind has avoided being sued is anyone's guess."
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Lynch on Lynch (Directors on Directors)
5.  Lynch on Lynch (Directors on Directors) by David Lynch
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  "A brave attempt to get Lynch to explain his work. Succeeds in getting inside the mind of one of modern America's cultural icons."
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Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death
6.  Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death by Christopher Frayling
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  "Exhausting but affectionate biog of the father of Spaghetti westerns."
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The Godfather Book
7.  The Godfather Book by Peter Cowie
The list author says:
  "The best of The Godfather books. Coppola's war with Paramount on 1 and 2 is brilliantly documented. It is easy to see why the films have become landmarks in American cinema."
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Cronenberg on Cronenberg (new edition) (Directors on Directors)
8.  Cronenberg on Cronenberg (new edition) (Directors on Directors) by Chris Rodley
The list author says:
  "In these compelling interviews, Cronenburg gives us a rare insight into what motivates him as a Director. His thoughts are as weird and disturbed as the films themselves."
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"If They Move... Kill 'Em!": The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah
9.  "If They Move... Kill 'Em!": The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah by David Weddle
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  "Forthright and brutal. Peckinpah is portrayed as a womanizing, hard drinking mad genius who let his career go down in flames. The book is unsparing in its treatment of one of Hollywoods true mavericks"
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The Battle of "Brazil": Terry Gilliam V Universal Pictures - The Fight to the Final Cut of a Film Classic (Applause Screenplay Series): Terry ... Pictures in the Fight to the Final Cut
10.  The Battle of "Brazil": Terry Gilliam V Universal Pictures - The Fight to the Final Cut of a Film Classic (Applause Screenplay Series): Terry ... Pictures in the Fight to the Final Cut by Jack Mathews
The list author says:
  "One of the finest Director versus the studio accounts ever written. Even if you don't like the film you'll admire Gilliam's courage and audacity."
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Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood
11.  Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "Wonderful insight into the Hollywood machine. Will either put you off working in the movies or have you booking your flight to LA within the first few pages."
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Gilliam on Gilliam (Directors on Directors)
12.  Gilliam on Gilliam (Directors on Directors) by Terry Gilliam
The list author says:
  "Another Gilliam book but funnier because it comes from the horses mouth. The Baron Munchausen chapter shows how bizarre and breathtaking film-making can be."
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