What I Love About Movies

Julia Dahl

Produced in collaboration with Little White Lies magazine, this lavishly illustrated book features contributions from an all-star Hollywood cast, including Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola, Kristen Stewart, Javier Bardem and Wes Anderson.

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During the first eight years of its existence, Little White Lies magazine has published countless interviews with some of the biggest names in the movies. Yet staff and collaborators have all been encouraged to round-off these interviews by posing a single, searching question: ‘What do you love about movies?’ The answers have been entertaining, profound, personal, ridiculous, revealing and unexpected, but always unique.

Now, for the first time, these declarations of movie passion have been collected into the ultimate one-stop celebration of cinema, with subjects including legendary directors (Francis Ford Coppola, the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, Pedro Almodóvar, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Jonze), as well as A-list icons (Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy).

Alongside these star-spangled testimonies are newly commissioned illustrations and immaculate art direction care of the award-winning LWLies creative team.

Critic Reviews

This is a clever idea. For more than a decade, the film magazine, Little White Lies, asked interviewers to pop one question to every star: "What do you love about movies?" The answers given here are sweet and varied, and are luxuriously presented with illustrations and rich biographies of the interviewees ... there is glorious affection in the 50 entries, compiled by people who, rightly, treat pop culture very seriously indeed. (Stage and screen book of the Year)

Sunday Times
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The book is a loving homage to the art of film-making, and contains some lovely illustrations, as well as a charming insight into what motivates some of the most talented actors and film-makers working today.

Creative Review
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a brilliant present - a perfect example of taking one little idea and executing it absolutely perfectly [... ] absolutely beautiful design [...] it prompts you to re-evaluate each of these people's body of work.

Alexandra Heminsley, BBC Radio 2 Arts Show
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an eye-opening survey into the motivations that each person has for dedicating their life to this medium.

Nara Shin, Cool Hunting

Julia Dahl was born and raised in Fresno, California and currently lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and son. A former journalist, specializing in crime and criminal justice, she is the author of three novels in the Rebekah Roberts series including Invisible City, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and won…

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