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Infographic Guide To The Movies (Infographic Guides) [Hardcover]

Karen Krizanovich
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20 Sep 2013 Infographic Guides

"Naturally, there are all the types of information you'd expect to find in a book like this... but there's a whole lot more than that on offer here." - Starburst Magazine

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing movie infographics!

Infographic Guide to Movies presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every film genre, from blockbuster, rom-com, horror, crime, sci-fi and action, to noir, zombie, nouvelle vague, slasher, erotica, world cinema and much, much more. Mixing cinematic fact with legend, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of Hollywood, Bollywood, European cinema, underground and indie filmmaking.

More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of the movie world, boasting over 100 original artworks and illustrations and at-a-glance facts to amaze and astound readers-such as whether movies with a naked Helen Mirren or a naked Zach Galifiankis are likely to be more successful in Albania. There are graphics on every major movie genre and market in the world.


Where in the world you're most likely to come across zombies.

What the ultimate leading man would look like.

Which actor was the best Bond.

Who would win a fight between Rocky and Rambo.

Judd Apatow's secret formula.

How to kill Bruce Willis.

How to get from Thomas Hardy to Tom Hardy.

How much rom in a com makes the perfect rom-com.

And so much more!

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell (20 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844037525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844037520
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 16.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Karen Krizanovich is a writer and broadcaster, American voiceover artist and presenter based in London, Glasgow and around the world.

She's been published in The Times, Reader's Digest, The Sunday Times Style, Red, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian Film Blog, Elle, T3, The Daily Mail on relationships and social mores, Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan among many others. Broadcasts include BBC1 Breakfast News, ITV's 'This Morning', BBC Radio 4′s 'Woman's Hour', BBCR4′s 'The Film Programme', LBC Radio, Monocle Radio and BBC2′s 'The Review Show'. Karen has appeared on over 75 different TV shows, including CNN and Newsnight, with live outside broadcasts from the Cannes Film Festival - an incomplete list is online at IMDb. Karen conceived, researched and presented Whistledown Production/BBC Radio 4's groundbreaking original radio documentary entitled Svelte Sylvia and the Hollywood Trimsters. 'Sylvia of Hollywood' was Tinsel Town's greatest fitness/beauty expert yet she was wiped from history until this documentary and the Wikipedia page built by Karen from her own research brought Sylvia back to life. In December 2011, Karen also presented a look at the late Helen Gurley Brown's milestone book Sex & The Single Girl for BBC Radio 4 along with an accompanying article on the BBC News main website and an appearance on BBC Radio 4′s Woman's Hour.

With a BA in Philosophy of Mind and an MBA in Film Finance, Karen is active in development and script reporting with an interest in film business and film news across all media. She reviews films for Monocle, Radio Times, Virgin Media and The Arts Desk. Her written reviews, including early work for Empire, are aggregated at Rotten Tomatoes.

Karen is a member of the exclusive London Film Critics' Circle, Alliance of Women Film Journalists and is a jury associate for the international film critics' association FIPRESCI.

A popular host for Q&A sessions and film-related talks, Karen appeared most recently for the London Screenwriters' Festival, the London Comedy Writers' Festival, the NFT/BFI, First Light's Fever Pitch/London Film Festival, the Barbican Cinema and for the Curzon Cinema.

In the 90s, Karen was Dear Karen, the sarcastic Agony Aunt of Sky Magazine's must-read comedic advice page. Dear Karen's past posts are beginning to be archived at dear-karen.tumblr.com and Twitter posts @Dear_Karen_.

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'A quirky take on the presentation of film facts, this guide is perfect for picking up lots of film trivia and (possibly) retaining it through the use of illustrations, spidergrams and other mind-mappping devices.' --The Bookseller

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Fascinating, insightful, clever and stunning, these infographic diagrams will help you see movies and the movie industry in a whole new light.

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Absolutely fabulous! Keeps you occupied for hours and is a great book to share with friends and family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely presented book 6 Jan 2014
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Liked everything about this book, very colourful, easy to understand (unlike some infographics books, which, ironically have TOO much information). Unfortunately out of date as soon as it goes to print, however still pretty up to date.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Especially good as a gift. 22 Dec 2013
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I bought this for my boyfriend as one of his Christmas presents and it's great. I spent quite a while looking at it before I wrapped it up for him! I agree totally with everything the previous reviewer said; it's interesting, beautifully illustrated, and full of information both old and new. And that's the whole point of most infographics so this ticks all the boxes. The guessing game pages for each decade are good fun, and the information on the graphics is very varied.
In regards to the reviewer who was angry with the author, I find this odd. Of course the author used other people to compile some of the information for her.

A good present, especially for boys who like movies. I always find them a tough group to buy for so this was a godsend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read 23 Oct 2013
This book offers all the important facts about film, in a very easy, engaging format. Definitely a book to buy:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Weird and Wonderful Film stuff 18 Oct 2013
My daughter is taking a GCSE in film studies and she loved this book. It's beautifully illustrated and while not all of the graphics impart new information (others make smart points) they all look great and reward time spent studying them. I'm not sure what the previous reviewer has against the author, but as far as I can tell she came up with ideas and found data that was then turned into graphics for the numerous illustrators to lay out the words, figures and information as weirdly and beautifully as they have. The different styles of graphic add variety and surprise to the book. The scope of movies covered in terms of age and genre are also great -- my daughter loved the Ryan Gosling graphic and says she's looked up some of the older names online, so it's getting her more interested in different styles of cinema, which can only be good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Aug 2014
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amazing book and perfect info graphic
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