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Movie lovers rejoice! Learn amazing facts and behind-the-scenes stories about the making of some of the best-loved films of the past 50 years.
Cinephiles rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for movie lovers. The Curious Movie Buff is filled with fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes insights about the making of your favorite movies from the last 50 years. Every film fan will find something to love, with the team at Mental Floss profiling more than 60 films of the past half-century, from well-known blockbusters to critical favorites and cult classics. The highlighted titles span across various decades and genres and include iconic franchises like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, Oscar-winning classics like The Godfather and Titanic, rip-roaring comedies from Blazing Saddles and The Big Lebowski, indie hits like Reservoir Dogs and Paranormal Activity, and superhero favorites such as Superman and The Dark Knight.
Throughout are quirky sidebars from the Mental Floss archives, such “Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Locations You Can Visit IRL,” “Remakes That Are Better than the Original Movie,” The 25 Best Movie Endings of All Time,” “Summer ‘Blockbusters’ That Completely Tanked at the Box Office,” and “The Best Movie Trailers Ever.”
TRIVIA ABOUT MORE THAN 60 MOVIES: Get the inside scoop, fascinating facts, and behind-the-scenes trivia on the greatest movies from the past 50 years, from serious dramas such as The Godfather to seriously funny comedies like The Big Lebowski
FASCINATING AND INFORMATIVE LISTS: Learn about movie locations you can visit, what movies have the best endings, and which movies scraped the bottom of the barrel with Mental Floss’s info-packed lists
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Whether you’re in the mood for a classic, jonesing for a good Western, wondering what sci-fi films you’ve missed, or just want to discover a new movie, the team at Mental Floss will steer you in the right direction
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOVIE FANS: Mental Floss: The Curious Movie Buff is the ideal gift for the film enthusiasts in your life
About the Author
Jennifer M. Wood is the managing editor of Mental Floss and oversees the site's entertainment and pop culture content. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including WIRED, Condé Nast Traveler, Vulture, GQ, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times.
Since its founding in a Duke University dorm 20 years ago, Mental Floss has inspired knowledge seekers around the globe by uncovering fascinating stories, illuminating little known facts, and providing answers to life’s big questions. Whether covering history, science, or a favorite TV show, Mental Floss has helped readers feel smarter. Mental Floss has won four Webby Awards, been nominated for three ASME awards, and published multiple books, board games, fact-of-the-day calendars, and podcasts. The brand reaches more than 19 million users per month across its site, social media accounts, and popular YouTube channel. Mental Floss is owned and operated by global content and technology company Minute Media, whose other destinations include The Players’ Tribune, 90min, DBLTAP, The Big Lead, and FanSided.
"Full of trivia, behind-the-scenes stories, fun facts, and more about the movies that you, or the film-obsessed in your life, love and enjoy."
"The Mental Floss gang can always be counted on for enjoyable lists and conversation-starters. The Curious Movie Buff has plenty of both. . . And any collection that opens with All That Jazz and ends with Zodiac is A-OK in my book."
— The Film Stage