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THE IMPORTANT CINEMA CLUB

SYLLABUS

BOOKS THAT SHAPED US

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Asian Cult Cinema by Thomas Weisser

Cult Flicks & Trash Picks by Videohound

Golden Turkey Awards Harry Medved and Michael Medved

The Psychotronic Video Guide by Michael J. Weldon

Rebel without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez

Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters

Roger Ebert

Leonard Maltin

 

CRITICISM

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Essential Cinema: by Jonathan Rosenbaum

The American Cinema by Andrew Sarris

Hitchcock by Truffaut

Vulgar Modernism by J. Hoberman

Hollywood From Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood

The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin

 

BIOGRAPHY

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A Kim Jon-Il Production by Paul Fischer

The Ghastly One by Jimmy McDonough

Roger Corman by Beverly Gray

Nightmare of Ecstasy by Rudolph Grey

My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin

Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Paul Cronin and Herzog

This Is Orson Welles by Peter Bogdonavich and Jonathan Rosenbaum

Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood Book by Cari Beauchamp

Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film by Robert Sitton

 

HISTORY

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind

Final Cut: The Making of Heaven’s Gate

The Other Hollywood by Legs Mcneil and Jennifer Osborne

The Devil’s Candy by Julie Salomon

The Parade Goes By by Kevin Brownlow

Picture by Lillian Ross

 

STUDIES

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Hong Kong Action Cinema by Bey Logan

American Nightmare by Stephen Thrower

Seagology by Vern

Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visibly, by Linda Williams

A Thousand Cuts by Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph

They Came From Within by Caelum Vatnsdal

From Reverence to Rape by Molly Haskell

Empire of the B’s (Book on Empire Films) by Dave Jay (Author), Torsten Dewi (Author), Nathan Shumate (Author)

Bleeding Skull: An 80’s Trash Film Odyssey by Joseph A. Ziemba & Dan Budnik

Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement by B. Ruby Rich

 

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT BOOKS WE DIDN’T READ UNTIL MUCH LATER

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Cult Cinema by Danny Peary

The Criticism of Pauline Kael

Negative Space by Manny Farber

Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell

Cahiers du Cinema; Godard on Godard

Film as a Subversive Art by Amos Vogel

The Japanese Cinema by Donald Ritchie

 

MAGAZINES

Shock Cinema

Cinemascope

Sight and Sound

Film Comment

Cinema Sewer

Projections (Edited by John Boorman)

The Eclectic Screening Room

 

NOVELS

Throat Sprockets by Tim Lucas

Flicker by  Theodore Roszak

Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

Zeroville by Steve Erickson

 

FRENCH ONLY BOOKS

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Dictionnaire du Cinéma by Jacques Lourcelles

Bonjour Mr. Lewis by  Robert Benayoun

Passage du Cinema, 4992

 

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