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You Gotta See This: More Than 100 of…

You Gotta See This: More Than 100 of Hollywood's Best Reveal and Discuss…

by Cindy Pearlman

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Fun! The execution was not all that (the descriptions of the films are often cringe-worthy and utterly miss the point) but it is a blast to see what movies actors and directors love and to sometimes find our why. While there were a fair number of unsurprising choices, there were even more that mixed it up. ( )
  Narshkite | Nov 19, 2013 |
Wow, Really thought that this book would be better than it was. I thought it would be essays on what movies moved these people and why. For the most part, it is short paragraphs stating the favorite movie and then a description of the movie. So disappointed, however it is a quick read or glance through. ( )
  bookwormteri | Apr 29, 2011 |
The author asked the question "What is your favourite film" to a host of actors, directors and screenwriters and this book is a collection of their responses. Each chapter consists of the person's answer, then a blurb about the film(s) named (particularly with reference to any awards they might have won) and then a paragraph about the person. This book was published a few years ago, so some of the people aren't perhaps so popular or their biographies are out of date (particularly one of the women from Sex and the City whose biography claims that she isn't waiting for a film version and Forest Whittaker is described as a character actor which seems a bit dismissive as is now an Oscar winner). The most surprising choice was Vin Diesel picking Gone with the Wind. I found it interesting that a lot of the male respondents asked what other men had picked or wondered if their choice was the same as anyone else's. The repetitiveness of the formula makes this a book that is best dipped into rather than read straight through, especially since a lot of people do pick the same films and its description in the blurb is exactly the same. However, I did find it a great source of some recommendations which I'll be adding to my rental list. ( )
  sanddancer | Jun 15, 2010 |
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Everyone has a favorite movie - even movie stars themselves. In "You Gotta See This", veteran entertainment reporter Cindy Pearlman gets the scoop on the top movie picks of Hollywood's entertainment elite. Through over one hundred interviews with actors, writers, and directors, Pearlman discovers the eclectic - and sometimes surprising - tastes of the people who make the movies we love. From Bruce Willis on "Dr. Strangelove" to Jim Carrey on "Network", "You Gotta See This" is a compulsively readable, star-studded tribute to the movies.

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