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    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

Movie Geek

The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse

By Simon Brew and Den of Geek

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A comprehensive compendium of cult website Den of Geek's most popular articles combined with new material to create the ultimate alternative encyclopedia of film.

A comprehensive compendium of cult website Den of Geek's most popular articles combined with new material to create the ultimate alternative encyclopedia of film.

Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film.

Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you...

Includes:


  • Alternative movie endings that were binned
  • Movie sequels you didn't know existed
  • Massive box office hits that were huge gambles
  • The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies
  • Hidden subtexts in family movies
  • Disastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets...and much, much more!

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  • ISBN: 9781844039364
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
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  • Imprint: Cassell
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Forgotten Women: The Scientists

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