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All The Best Lines
01 Oct 2013 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781781852026

An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day.

Non Fiction / APF (TV, Film & Theater)
Extent: 448 pages  Illus: Illustrated
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A Star is Born
Also by George Tiffin
All The Best Lines: An Informal History of the Movies in Quotes, Notes and Anecdotesby George Tiffin

Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret... All the Best Lines presents 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ('My name is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy dialogue from pictures as diverse as When Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. Arranged under such timeless themes as Dreams, Friends, Libido and Memories, the quotes juxtapose films and stars from every era and every genre.

Dotted throughout the text are feature capsules focusing on themes and stories in the movies from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a generous scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the book both a joy to browse and an authoritative reference.

Lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs, All the Best Lines will delight and entertain you in equal measure, reacquainting you with your favourite movies and introducing you to some forgotten classics.

George Tiffin is a writer and film-maker who has travelled from Siberia to the Seychelles shooting and directing music videos and commercials. He is the author of the thriller Mercy Alexander.

A history of the movies in stills, quotes and anecdote.

Beautiful design and typography: a book to treasure.

An indispensable reference source for speechwriters.

MARKET: David Thomson; QI: The Book of General Ignorance.


'A brilliant book' Mail on Sunday

Pithy put-downs, sparkling one-liners, moving monologues and hilarious quips... fascinating' Mirror

'A lavish compilation of one-liners, poster quotes and opening scenes' Daily Mail

A treasury of great screen lines... this is high-end QI material for the movies' The Times

'Stylish and substantial, this collection of the finest lines in film dialogue is also a brief history of cinema itself' Daily Telegraph

Sublime... lavish... a book of inspiring trivia' Total Film

Celebrating the silver screen in all of its glory Tiffin's book offers a history of the medium as seen through the lens of its most sparkling lines and memorable scenes... A treasure trove of cinematic gems... Alfred Hitchcock famously said, 'to make a great film you need three things: the script, the script and the script.' And Tiffin's book amply demonstrates the truth of the assertion' The Good Book Guide

'Interspersed with brilliant anecdotes and enlightening mini-essays on particular films. It is the kind of book that any cinephile will want to return to time and again' Choice

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