Four Star Movies- Independant Reading
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Setting

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Picture a dimmed movie theatre. Red seats with just a little bit of recline. You are the only one in the theatre, sitting dead center, popcorn in hand, coke in the cupholder, opening credits starting to play, this is the moment at the start of the book. You're right there.

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Review

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Movie theater

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There is a plethora of information on each movie on every page, almost too much.  Yes, it is interesting and yes, they do their job but still its a lot to digest on movies you may have not seen. I would not recomend reading it unless you've seen at least half of the movies and plan to see more.  I felt much more comfortable reading about the movies I'd seen but they were still fairly lengthy. The choices are debatable and, as usual in the field of film, comedies will usually be rated lower than drama, action or thriller. as is the case with Airplane coming in last after most others.  Also: size, this isn't something you want to carry around.

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American Film Institute

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American Film Institute: AFI Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the White House
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The literal institute of American film, they are one of the people who define what makes a movie a good movie. They archive, rate and rank the great and terrible American movies

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Film Studies

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This articles describes how movies became an art form and the qualifications of such.  This article describes what gives the book credibility and a way to measure the Films

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Summary

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This book ranks 101 movies from the greatest to the slightly less great.  Kinn and Piazza discuss the plot, the people and the putting it together, along with even more.  In some they describe a great scene or discuss the soundtrack or the performance at the box office and why that makes it a better movie.  With, the epitimy of gangster movies, The Godfather part 1 and 2 ranking in at Number 1 and shirley one of the greatest comedies, Airplane ranking at 101, it might just be they know what their talking about!

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The Great Movies by Roger Ebert(R.I.P.)

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Roger Ebert (May he rest) was the quintissential critic of the twentieth century. These are the movies he thought were the best, and considering Ebert, they probably are.

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AFI AWARDS

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AFI AWARDS 2010
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This is a montage of major movies and tv shows from 1902 to 2012 counting off by decades (ie. 1902, 1912, 1922, etc.) culminating in a some-what connected montage meant to provide humor. It's relation to my book is obviously in that it regards the best or most culturally significant movies in history.

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