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SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
on 21 September 2007
This is without doubt a very useful book.
With hundreds of reviews covering every genre, it's an intelligently written and witty little number, more than capable of pointing you in the right direction of many great films you might not have otherwise considered. It's so user-friendly, in fact, I guarantee you'll be flicking through its pages on a regular basis in relation to your viewing and buying habits. I certainly have, and often still do (LONE STAR, 1996, Dir. John Sayles, p449/Westerns, being my most recent DVD acquisition).
And due to its easily-accessible nature and scale, THE ROUGH GUIDE TO CULT MOVIES, I kid you not, makes for ideal reading matter in the, er, powder room. Trust me, you'll be amazed at your capacity for info-retention during these sessions - I'm rather fond of the following quote, which seems to have lodged itself firmly in the brain for no particular reason: "You're not only wrong, you're wrong at the top of your voice" (Spencer Tracy, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, 1954, Dir. John Sturgess, p412/Thrillers). So, in one end but not always out the other.
Okay then, sit down, relax...and say hello to a small but perfectly formed mini-repository of facts and entertainment. It'll never outstay its welcome, that's for sure.