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  • The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge
  • David Kamp
  • English
  • 06 April 2020
  • 9780767918763

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  1. says:

    Being a film buff I wondered if maybe I was a film snob After reading this book I find that I am not thank heavens The author states that the film snob knows about film than you do and zealously guards this knowledge from the masses who have no right whatsoever to be fluent in the works of Samuel Fuller or Andrei TarkvovsyThe film snob seem to embrace very iffy or downright crappy films just for the sake of snobbery Although I have heard of many of the termspeoplefilms listed in this reference work I also see that many of them are basically uestionable vague junk in my opinion A film of a man sleeping for 3 hours doesn't seem to make it iconic and directors like Fellini and Bergman are omitted since the film snob thinks they are just names dropped by the losers wishing to seem cultured Instead the snob drops names like Guy Maddin Chloë Sevigny and Seijan Suzuki and then smirk as you ask Who?This is a fun book only 144 pages long which informs me that I don't know suat about filmand I intend to remain that way happy to be called a film buff


  2. says:

    I grabbed this book from a shelf of free offerings from a local library thinking without reading anything in or on the book itself that I was probably a film snob and hoping for recommendations It turns out this is a book mocking a very specialized type of media consumer A film snob as used by the authors of this book is someone who only likes a certain type of movie one that is generally so highbrow as to be unwatchable or so weird as to be unwatchable or so unwatchable as to be unwatchable and this person enjoys not the film but the chance to be better than you for claiming to like the film when you don't see the appeal Even though I generally don't like blockbusters and have a special place in my heart for film noir and other old movies that no one ever chooses for a weekend rental I like sharing movies with people and I don't really care who edited a film unless that person was spectacularly good or bad so I'm a film fan and not a film snobThis book then is something of a puzzle I think it's a great gift for people who already hate film snobs especially as that classification maps onto hipster culture in general For me though it was an exercise in Here are people you didn't know existed If you ever meet one you should mock himher without feeling intimidated by hisher tastes and You know this movie you have never heard of? It's terrible don't watch it For people who know film snobs it's a lovely grassroots kind of the Emperor has no clothes discussion but for those of us who don't already dislike them it's an exercise in creating an Other to be our Enemy and for all the smiles I got from the humor in the book I don't know that it was beneficial for me If you already dislike film snobs then definitely check out this book but otherwise just trust that your weird taste in movies is probably fine for you as long as other people are invited to your party and skip the book


  3. says:

    Well written enough to be mildly amusing even to a total novice like me I read it cover to cover With that in mind ending a book by two dudes with an entry that seems to pardon a man for murdering his wife leaves a bad taste in the mouth lol


  4. says:

    Fun amusing and highly idiosyncratic trip thru moviesfilms Pokes fun at the film snob and spotlights odd corners of the business


  5. says:

    The Film Snob's Dictionary is a funny and informed collection of takes on films styles filmmakers and trends that are beloved by those guys behind the counter at Hollywood Express Kamp and Levi are not themselves film snobs but are clearly knowledgeable about film and have a wide breadth of knowledge about the art form which leads to straightforward honest and humorous insights about Pauline Kael nonsensical German Expressionism despite their cherished place among snobs actually entertaining I feel validated and Ai no corrida passe borderline porn The authors' stated goal to help bridge the gap between film snobs and mere movie lovers is a noble one and is achieved here This is really fun read


  6. says:

    As a true film snob I can attest to the relevance of many of the entries in this book But there were many that I was unfamiliar with and look forward to following up No laugh out loud moments but I was smiling all the way through Great for a lazy afternoonfollowed by an all nighter of movie watching The used in a sentence examples are occasionally brilliant and I can't help but share an exceptionally sly one found in the entry for Tamiroff Akim Orson always said to Cybill and me There's no one I liked working with better than Akim Tamiroff The Tarkovsky entry is wonderful too


  7. says:

    Perenial bathroom reading Good uick bite sized chunks of reading filled to the brim with interesting facts useful trivia and truly funny writingStrikes a nice balance it's funny but genuinely knowledgeable it respects its subjects but its not afraid to take the piss out of a sacred cow or two and it's not afraid to call out the reader for being the type of person to own The Film Snob's Dictionary


  8. says:

    Slight but entertaining Like its companion volume The Rock Snob's Dictionary which I also read and enjoyed this has the double value of being a delicious parody of a subculture even as it functions as a really useful reference for discovering fun aspects of that subculture Imagine The Preppy Handbook with an emphasis on Tarkovsky and Walter Murch instead of Lacoste and Topsiders


  9. says:

    A very funny book that is as much a satire of the movie intelligentsia as it is a guidebook for somebody who wants to become one Although too short to be a major resource it still includes plenty of interesting and obscure information And when your reading the most militant passages remember it's tongue in cheek


  10. says:

    Funny only to snobs he contrasts a film snob as opposed to a film buff A film buff loves good movies A film snob loves knowing about movies far than he loves the movie watching experience So true it hurts ditto the rock snob


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The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

Some clerk in a “Tod Browning’s Freaks” T shirt bombards you with baffling allusions to “wire fu” pictures “Todd AO process” and “Sam Raimi” By helping to close the knowledge gap between average moviegoers and incorrigible Snobs the dictionary lets you in on hidden gems that film geeks have been hoarding such as Douglas Sirk and The Film Snob's Dictionary is a funny and informed collection of takes on films styles filmmakers and trends that are beloved by those guys behind the counter at Hollywood Express Kamp and Levi are not themselves film snobs but are clearly knowledgeable about film and have a wide breadth of knowledge about the art form which leads to straightforward honest and humorous insights about Pauline Kael nonsensical German Expressionism despite their cherished place among snobs actually entertaining I feel validated and Ai no corrida passe borderline porn The authors' stated goal to help bridge the gap between film snobs and mere movie lovers is a noble one and is achieved here This is really fun read

Summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ David Kamp

From the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snobs Dictionary the hilarious bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana comes The Film Snobs Dictionary an informative and subversively funny A to Z reference guide to all that is held sacred by Film Snobs those perverse creatures of the repertory cinema No longer must you suffer silently as Well written enough to be mildly amusing even to a total novice like me I read it cover to cover With that in mind ending a book by two dudes with an entry that seems to pardon a man for murdering his wife leaves a bad taste in the mouth lol

Summary The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

Guy Maddin movies while exposing the trash that Snobs inexplicably laud eg most chop socky films and Mexican wrestling pictures Delightfully illustrated and handily organized in alphabetical order for uick reference The Film Snobs Dictionary is your fail safe companion in the video store the cineplex or wherever insufferable Film Snobs congregat Perenial bathroom reading Good uick bite sized chunks of reading filled to the brim with interesting facts useful trivia and truly funny writingStrikes a nice balance it's funny but genuinely knowledgeable it respects its subjects but its not afraid to take the piss out of a sacred cow or two and it's not afraid to call out the reader for being the type of person to own The Film Snob's Dictionary


About the Author: David Kamp

David Kamp Snobs Dictionary PDF ↠ is an author journalist lyricist and humorist Among his books are the national bestseller The United States of Arugula Broadway Books a chronicle of America’s foodways; the upcoming Sunny Days Simon and as co author Martin Short’s bestselling memoir I Must Say.