Books On Film

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The Traverse City Film Festival is here!

This week, catch incredible movies at theaters around Traverse City!  From classics to hidden gems to incredible new work, the Traverse City Film Festival highlights "just great movies".  See the full schedule at the TC Film Fest website below.

The 2022 Schedule


Looking for books about film?  Stop by the store to enjoy our entire Books On Film collection (including books relating to the films in this year's lineup) — or peruse ten great film-related books below.



The Boys

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family
by Ron Howard & Clint Howard

Add to Cart for $28.99

Happy Days, The Andy Griffith Show, Gentle Ben—these shows captivated millions of TV viewers in the ’60s and ’70s. Join award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and audience-favorite actor Clint Howard as they frankly and fondly share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.

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Camera Man

Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century
by Dana Stevens

Add to Cart for $29.99

In this genre-defying work of cultural history, the chief film critic of Slate places comedy legend and acclaimed filmmaker Buster Keaton’s unique creative genius in the context of his time.

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The Feminist Film Guide

The Feminist Film Guide: 100 Great Films (That Also Pass the Bechdel Test)
by Mallory Andrews, illustrated by Bea Crespo

Add to Cart for $19.95

Become a film buff and enjoy your night in with this guide to feminist approved films.  The Feminist Film Guide offers a fresh take on what defines great cinema and lends a voice to the female creators and characters who’ve defined the artform.

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How I Made A Hundred Movies In Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime

How I Made A Hundred Movies In Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime
by Roger Corman

Add to Cart for $17.00

Roger Corman, the most successful independent filmmaker in Hollywood relates his experiences as the director and/or producer of such low-budget classics Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Little Shop of Horrors, and more.

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Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather
by Mark Seal

Add to Cart for $28.99

This “wickedly pacey page-turner” (Total Film) unfurls the behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Godfather, fifty years after the classic film’s original release.

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The Method

The Method: How the Twenthieth Century Learned to Act
by Isaac Butler

Add to Cart for $30.00

From the coauthor of The World Only Spins Forward comes the first cultural history of Method acting — an ebullient account of creative discovery and the birth of classic Hollywood.

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The New York Times Book of Movies

The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See
Selected by A.O. Scott & Manohla Dargis, ed. Wallace Schroeder

Add to Cart for $45.00

A collection of reviews for the 1,000 most important, popular, and influential movies of all time — an unbeatable resource for the modern cinema buff and student.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: The Deluxe Hardcover
by Quentin Tarantino

Add to Cart for $30.00

Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited first work of fiction—at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal—is the always surprising, sometimes shocking new novel based on his Academy Award- winning film.  Featuring never-before-seen photos from the set and posters and other memorabilia from Rick Dalton’s career and more.

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Shit, Actually

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
by Lindy West

Add to Cart for $27.00

At once outrageously funny and piercingly incisive, Shit, Actually reminds us to pause and ask, "How does this movie hold up?", all while teaching us how to laugh at the things we love without ever letting them or ourselves off the hook.

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Stephen King at the Movies

Stephen King at the Movies: A Complete History of the Film and Television Adaptations from the Master of Horror
by Ian Nathan

Add to Cart for $34.95

Illustrated with a fabulous array of familiar and unusual iconography, this is the most comprehensive account of the films and television series adapted from the work of Stephen King ever put together.

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