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SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS

Toronto International Film Festival

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

Toronto Map

Toronto Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A map of the city center of Toronto. (CND88, $8.95)

 
Eyewitness Top Ten Toronto

Eyewitness Top Ten Toronto


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Toronto. (CND212, $14.00)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film


by Peter Biskind

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 560 PAGES

Biskind's follow-up to "Easy Riders, Raging Bull" delivers an astute account of how film powerhouses Miramax and Sundance nurtured and then transformed independent filmmaking, changing the face of Hollywood. (FLM14, $17.00)

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood


by Peter Biskind

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 506 PAGES

A salacious, gossipy and utterly readable account of the rise and fall of the "New American Cinema." (FLM06, $18.00)

More Than Night, Film Noir and Its Contexts


by James Naremore

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 342 PAGES

A clear, incisive examination of the evolution of film noir. (FLM05, $33.95)

Movie-Made America, A Cultural History of American Movies


by Robert Sklar

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 417 PAGES

The history of America as seen through it's movies. (FLM03, $21.95)

Understanding Movies

Understanding Movies


by Louis D. Gianetti

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

Updated in a new 12th edition, this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences. (FLM01, $130.20)

In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion


by Michael Ondaatje

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 243 PAGES

This richly lyrical, poetic novel by Michael Ondaatje is set in 1920's Toronto and rural Ontario. Its protagonist is a tough woodsman who comes to the rough-and-tumble city. (CND13, $15.00)

The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin


by Margaret Atwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, this hauntingly beautiful novel interweaves two disparate strands: one, a murder mystery set in Toronto at the close of WWII; the other, the text of the murdered woman's science fiction novel, which may hold a clue to her death. (CND139, $16.00)

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