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The Resource Shit, actually : the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema, by Lindy West

Shit, actually : the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema, by Lindy West

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Shit, actually : the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema
Title
Shit, actually
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the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema
Statement of responsibility
by Lindy West
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "New York Times opinion writer and best-selling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence. In Shit, Actually, Lindy returns to those roots, reexamining beloved and iconic movies from the past 40 years with an eye toward the big questions of our time: Is Twilight the horniest movie in history? Why do the zebras in The Lion King trust Mufasa - who is a lion - to look out for their best interests? Why did anyone bother making any more movies after The Fugitive achieved perfection? And, my god, why don't any of the women in Love, Actually ever fucking talk? From Forrest Gump, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Bad Boys II, to Face/Off, Top Gun, and The Notebook, Lindy combines her razor-sharp wit and trademark humor with a genuine adoration for nostalgic trash to shed new critical light on some of our defining cultural touchstones - the stories we've long been telling ourselves about who we are. At once outrageously funny and piercingly incisive, Shit, Actually reminds us to pause and ask, "How does this movie hold up?", all while teaching us how to laugh at the things we love without ever letting them or ourselves off the hook."--Back cover
  • Reexamines iconic movies from the past forty years to identify laugh-worthy plot holes and fictional misrepresentations in such esteemed blockbusters as "Forrest Gump," "The Lion King," and "Top Gun."
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West, Lindy
Dewey number
791.43/75
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.W395 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • American wit and humor
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the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema
Label
Shit, actually : the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema, by Lindy West
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22 cm
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First edition.
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xxiii, 243 pages
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9780316449823
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2020942010
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(OCoLC)1199337237
Label
Shit, actually : the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema, by Lindy West
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1199337237
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780316449823
Lccn
2020942010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1199337237

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