Posted: December 1st, 2007, 12:26 pm
I think that I have been a very good girl this year, though perhaps you should overlook some of my more sarcastic comments sprinkled liberally throughout my posts. If you could possibly agree with this claim, could you please see your way to dropping one of those 5 pound copies of Peter Kobel's Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture down my chimney? I promise to be an even better kid in the coming new year if you could see your way to complying with this request. After all, it's not like the time I wished intensely for such impractical items as a Shetland Pony and Newfoundland Dog lo, those many years ago.
And please don't think I'm bitter about those disappointments. It's simply that I just got back from the book store and cannot get the 400 Library of Congress illustrations in this book (some of which have never been published before), and Mr. Kobel's intriguing text out of my mind.
I hope that other posters might use this spot to mention film books that they've come across to consider giving to others or receiving this year.