Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Best Film You've Never Seen by Robert K. Elder

In this book, 35 directors champion their favourite overlooked or critically savaged gems. Among these guilty pleasures, almost-masterpieces, and undeniable classics in need of revival are unsung noirs (Murder by Contract), famous flops (Can't Stop the Music , Joe Versus the Volcano), art films (L'ange), theatrical adaptations (The Iceman Cometh), B-movies (Killer Klowns from Outer Space), and even a few Oscar-winners (Some Came Running). In these conversations, the filmmakers defend their choices. These films, they argue, deserve a larger audience and for their place in movie history to be reconsidered. But the conversations' tangents, diversions, and side trips provide as much insight into the directors' own approach to moviemaking as into the film they're discussing. The filmmakers are the perfect hosts, often setting the tone, managing expectations, and giving advice about how you should watch each movie. They are often brutally honest about a film's shortcomings or the reasons why it was lost in the first place. This is not only a guide to some badly overlooked movies but a bold attempt to rewrite film history.

Buy Best Film You've Never Seen by Robert K. Elder from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781569768389
ISBN-10: 1569768382
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 304
Imprint: Zephyr Press
Publisher: Zephyr Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Best Film You've Never Seen by Robert K. Elder

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Best Film You've Never Seen book by Robert K. Elder and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Robert K. Elder

Robert K. Elder is the author of "The Film That Changed My Life," "It Was Love When . . .," "It Was Over When . . .", and "Last Words of the Executed" and the editor of "John Woo: Interviews." He is a journalist and teacher and has contributed articles to the "Chicago Tribune," the "New York Times," "Onion AV Club," and many other publications.

Books By Robert K. Elder

Mixtape of My Life by Robert K. Elder
Paperback / softback, April 2018
$17.99 $19.99
Hidden Hemingway by Robert K. Elder
Hardback, June 2016
$72.72 $80.80
Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Elder
Paperback, January 2011
$30.85 $34.28
Last Words of the Executed by Robert K. Elder
Hardback, July 2010
$41.39 $45.99