If you are obsessed with movies, and even more obsessed with trivia about movies, then The Film Snob’s Dictionary is your field guide to all things cinematic. This hilarious collection of A-Z info of film snobbery will make you the hit at your next party as you spout off all kinds of arcane knowledge about obscure references, cool cult hits, and all the stuff film geeks have long been privy to but the rest of us knew nothing about.
The same team that brought us The Rock Snob’s Dictionary, this time around Kamp and Levi look at everything from the film snob’s top ten snob-approved sequels to overweight veteran character actors to lost masterpieces of film. You even get a “movie vs. film” guide to help you attain the heights of special snob-dom, and all the movie magic, lore and legend in between you can handle. Ross MacDonald’s line drawings add to the fun as you explore everything from chop-socky to Dolemite to those old spaghetti westerns, and learn all about guys like Tom Luddy and Stan Brakhage. Only a true film snob would know who they are and what they did.
This is not a book for the average film-goer in search of the cast list for Old Yeller. This dictionary is for snobs only, those rare folks who have to know everything about everything and then let you know that they know what they know. But whether you love films or not, you’ll get a kick out of this riotous lexicon of filmographic detail. By the time you finish it, you will never again mistake Wilford Brimley for Brian Dennehy.