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Brian De Palma (The Pocket Essentials: Film)

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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Brian De Palma has created some of the most enduring American films, such as Scarface and the Oscar-win ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Pocket Essentials
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May 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
My only real complaint is that the book was less than 90 pages although it is literally pocket size so there's that. I feel De Palma is an unsung hero so I was happy that someone took the time (however little) to examine his work. What's sad is that this was written in 2000 so the other hadn't yet seen the unholy horror De Palma's career has become. But the analysis here is fascinating without being pretentious. So many books suck all the fun out of movies but Ashbrook has a good sense of humor. ...more
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