Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. Among other things, that means shopping frantically for gifts. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find the right gift for the special person or people in your life. And therefore, you’ve turned to the internet! A wise choice. If you’re currently stumped trying to find the perfect gifts for movie lovers in your life, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s no secret that big movie buffs love their trivia and insight into the film industry. And what’s one of the best ways to expand that pool of knowledge? Books, of course! And the amount of tantalizing exposition within these four books is unrivaled.
Written by the notable film journalist Ian Nathan, this first book is a deep dive into the works of Quentin Tarantino. In truth, movie lovers must add this one to their collection. Tarantino is, after all, among the most famous and most loved directors in history.
This book closely examines the entirety of Tarantino’s work, including on screenplays such as Natural Born Killers, all the way to a behind-the-scenes look into his most recent release, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. But these pages include more than just film-specific exposition. Readers will also gain insight into the life of the man himself, learning about Tarantino’s inspiration and working methods.
This book is a must-have for movie lovers who enjoy films all the way from the lesser-known to the celebrated award-winners. In this title, readers will be educated on the lives and careers of 50 filmmakers. From industry heavyweights like Tim Burton and David Lynch to the strange works of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ana Lily Amirpour.
Specifically, this book will dive into the specific type of genius which earns a filmmaker the “cult,” label. Discover the minds behind such iconic works as Melancholia, Easy Rider, Lost in Translation and many more.
This is the ultimate tribute to the legendary sci-fi film and another must-read for movie lovers. Readers will dive into a portal to the making of Alien, tracking the film from its embryonic state as a mere concept to its explosive reception at the box office. The book even features Ridley Scott’s annotated storyboards, Polaroids and script pages, and never-before-seen photos of the cast and crew. A true gold mine for movie lovers.
Finally, what collection of movie knowledge would be complete without a book on the works of Tim Burton? Readers will learn about his early development as a filmmaker and dissect the methods used to capture his wild imagination on screen. Chapters analyze the success and style of existing films, illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs. Readers will even get an exclusive look into the potential future work of Tim Burton, exploring the possibility of Beetlejuice 2 and others.
I’m an aspiring journalist and creative writer with a passion for the nerdy. If I’m not writing for work, I’m either writing creatively, gaming or attempting to make something that in some way resembles music. I currently study at Ashford University online, majoring in journalism and minoring in creative writing. I hope to one day work as a narrative writer for major game developers, a professional podcaster/interviewer, a graphic novelist and a producer of wildlife documentaries. One step at a time!