Everyone loves a freebie or a little swag. At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, I picked up a few things; among them was a copy of City Secrets Movies: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Cinema’s Hidden Gems. After sitting on my bookshelf for several months, this morning I decided to throw it in my bag and read it during my morning commute into NYC. Am I glad I made that decision! The editor of the City Secrets series of books (which are primarily travel books) decided to create a special guide to satisfy his quest for what movie to rent. He has gathered a collection of actors, directors, writers, academics, etc. to reveal to him (and us) some of their favorite films both big and small. So far I am only in the B’s of the A-Z guide and it is so much fun! I even enjoy reading about those movies I have already seen (Americanization of Emily stands out early on).
This book is a MUST-HAVE for folks, like me who are will to broaden their cinematic horizons. This is equally relevant as, last week, I declared a “Call to Action” for my readers to participate in a little blogging project I am working on (see previous post). Think of this recommendation as my gift to you in thanks for your recommendations!