Three Rivers Press (CA), June 1995. Trade Paperback. Used - Good. Item #289195
"The Dictionary of Film Quotations" contains about 6,000 quotations from more than 1,000 movies, compiled through original research--viewing movies. Until now, most of these quotations have existed only on film. Published screenplays are relatively few, and they often contain discrepancies from the final cut. "The Dictionary of Film Quotations" prints the actual text of quotes as heard in the theater. Most appear here in print for the first time.
The movies have been selected according to popularity, critical acclaim, and the importance of directors, actors, and screenwriters. Most of the films are American, but a judicious selection of translated quotes from foreign films is included ( "Grand Illusion," "The Seventh Seal," "Babette's Feast" ). Most are sound films, though a sampling of titles from silent films is provided ( "Birth of a Nation," "Metropolis," the 1926 "Ben-Hur" ).
The quotations are arranged alphabetically by movie from "Adam's Rib" to "Zorba the Greek." With each movie comes basic credit information: studio, year, director screenwriter, and so forth. Quotations follow chronologically as they appear in the film.
There are two indexes: "Speaker" Index and "Subject and Key Word" Index. The Speaker Index allows readers to find quotes said by their favorite stars. The Subject and Key Word Index offers two more ways to find quotes.
The first book to gather lines from more than 1,000 all-time, classic films in one volume, this handy dictionary is a perfect source for movie buffs or quotation users. Alphabetized by movie with special indices by speaker, subject, and key word. Each entry features studio, director, scriptwriter, principal cast, and speaker.