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10 books about film

Pick up one of these featured titles on film in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on film. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film by Various

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 19 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.

The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See (UNIVERSE) by A.O. Scott

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 2 years ago by Universe and takes approximately 43.2 hours to read.

A Short Guide to Writing about Film by Timothy Corrigan

Category: Fiction

This book was published 7 years ago by Pearson and takes approximately 6.5 hours to read.

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together by Adam Nayman

Category: Individual Directors

This book was published 3 years ago by Harry N. Abrams and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

A-Z Great Film Directors by Andy Tuohy

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 3 years ago by Cassell and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.

The Movie Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 5 years ago by DK and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

Everyone's A Critic 52 Week Movie Challenge: For Film Buffs and Casual Movie Watchers - Watch, Rate & Record Information About the Movies You Watch (Challenge Books) by Patricia N. Hicks

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.

The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film (WHITE LION) by Matt Glasby

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published last year by Frances Lincoln and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.

The Filmmaker's Handbook, 2013 Edition by Steven Ascher

Category: Reference

This book was published 8 years ago by Plume and takes approximately 29.9 hours to read.

Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking by Rocky Lang

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 2 years ago by Abrams and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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