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I Found it at the Movies

Reflections of a Cinephile

Philip French

I Found It At The Movies by Philip French
RRP: GBP£ 19.95
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ISBN: 978 1 847778 22 2
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, Film
Imprint: Carcanet Film
Published: August 2011
220 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (EPUB)
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  • For nearly half a century Philip French’s writing on cinema has been essential reading for filmgoers, cinephiles and anyone who enjoys witty, intelligent engagement with the big screen. His vast knowledge of the medium is matched by his love for it. I Found It at the Movies collects some of the best of Philip French’s film writing from 1964 to 2009. Its subjects are as various, entertaining and challenging as cinema itself: Kurosawa and the Addams family; Satyajit Ray and Doris Day; from Hollywood and the Holocaust to British cinema and postage stamps. I Found It at the Movies is an illuminating companion to the world of the cinema.

    I Found It at the Movies is the first of three collections of Philip French’s writings on film and culture.

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    StephenRaw.com.

    He wears his learning lightly, and isn’t afraid to bring politics and history relevantly in. It is a pleasure to read an expert film book which doesn’t seem to have been written by a man who thinks the world stops when the house lights go on again - Gavin Millar, The Listener
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    Philip French's I Found It at the Movies is an apparently random but charming collection from the Observer critic's nearly 50 years of writing on film. These pieces are elegant and learned, and they hark back to the era when French's predecessor CA Lejeune could usefully dismiss the mawkish home-front drama Millions Like Us with three words: 'And millions don't.'
    Nick Curtis, Evening Standard, Film Books of the Year 2011.
    Praise for Philip French Philip French's I Found It at the Movies is an apparently random but charming collection from the Observer critic's nearly 50 years of writing on film. These pieces are elegant and learned, and they hark back to the era when French's predecessor CA Lejeune could usefully dismiss the mawkish home-front drama Millions Like Us with three words: 'And millions don't.'
    Nick Curtis, Evening Standard, Film Books of the Year 2011.
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