Seen That, Now What?: The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Video You Really Want to Watch

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 9, 1996 - Performing Arts - 573 pages
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You've never used a video guide like this before.

You loved Chariots of Fire and you want to see something like it. Where do you start? Look up Chariots of Fire in the index, and find it in Drama. There you'll see it listed under White Flannel Films:

Welcome to the glory days of the British empire when the ruling class rode horses on large country estates, servants were in plentiful supply, and only an adulterous lover questioned the status quo. As in other costume dramas, the period details are celebrations of all that was brilliant and luxurious, with the camera sweeping over British, Indian, or African countryscapes and exquisite turn-of-the-century interiors. But all this lush upholstery doesn't cover up the intelligent, thoughtful stories -- usually based on Lawrence, Forster, and Waugh novels -- played by stellar British actors.

In White Flannel Films there are concise, witty reviews of select movies like

A Room with a View

A Passage to India

Heat and Dust

The Shooting Party

Out of Africa

White Mischief

and more

There is also a unique ratings system that helps you distinguish the bombs from the sleepers. But the key is that all these films offer the same kind of viewing experience -- if you like one, chances are good you'll like the others, too.

Seen That, Now What? is your own personal video genius, who knows everything about movies and exactly what you like to watch.

 

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Contents

Nostalgic Gangsters
22
Historical Swashbucklers 11 Dirty Harry
29
Historical Swashbucklers 16 Swashbucklers
35
Odd Couples on the Lam
41
Schwarzenegger
43
Comedy Film Groups
56
Bob Hope
69
Teen Romantic Comedies
82
Womens Dramas
233
John Cassavetes
239
Generation X
248
Foreign Costume Epics
255
Family and Marriage Dramas 26
263
Foreign Dramas
269
Biographies
273
Costume Dramas
286

Early John Waters
95
Disco
97
Australian Comedies
103
Homages
109
Romantic Singles
115
Modern Life Social Comedies
121
Performance Artists
127
Drama Menu
142
Drama Film Groups
151
Biographies
157
Adventure Dramas
162
1940s
168
WhimsyFantasy
174
Circus Spectacles
180
Classic Plays and Adaptations
186
Historical Epics
193
Hollywood
199
Sick Soul of Europe
205
British Dramas
211
The Godfather Trilogy
213
Mike Leigh
220
Alienated Youth
226
German
323
1990s Comedies and Dramas
331
Tarkovsky
337
Romanian
343
Legends Revisited 374 Miscellaneous Musicals 402
376
1940s
384
ShowBiz Romantic Comedies
404
Kids Film Groups 386
411
Disney Adventures 393 Costume Extravaganzas 41 7
418
ShowBiz Romantic Comedies 400 Teen Dance Musicals
424
The Beatles 426 Superman Star Trek and Star Wars
449
SciFi and Fantasy Film Japanese Animation
456
Hitchcocklike Thrillers 476 1930s1940s
459
Global Invaders and Disasters 436
462
SciFi Spoofs 440 Crime Dramas
468
Fantasy Adventures 445
474
Menace and Revenge 477 Americana
501
1980s1990s B Westerns
509
David Lynch 492 1980s1990s Westerns
515
Stalked Women 495
541
Atmospheric Thrillers 496 Actor Index
549
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