CriterionCast Holiday Buyer’s Guide: Books, Subscription Services, More –

December 15, 2021 by No Comments

Well, it’s about that time of year, isn’t it?

With Thanksgiving approaching with wild speed, we here at CriterionCast are here to assist with that panic-inducing time that is Holiday Shopping season. From the books to the box sets, streaming subscriptions to wine subscriptions, here are some of the must-gift items for the film lover in your life.


Dark City: The Lost World Of Film Noir

Now “revised and expanded,” Eddie Muller’s legendary tome looking at the history of film noir has been released via TCM and Running Press books. This new edition reprints the original, groundbreaking work and brings in new chapters and restored photographs to further add depth and historical context to one of the most influential and important film books of its generation.

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West Side Story: The Jets, The Sharks and The Making Of A Classic

Also from TCM and Running Press comes this book from RIchard Barrios, looking at this history of one of the great movie musicals ever made. A gorgeous, richly written portrait of the beloved film, this book features brilliantly restored photographs and inside stories about the production of the iconic picture. Scoop and read before the Spielberg remake arrives in theaters this holiday.

Last updated on December 14, 2021 6:56 pm

Hayao Miyazaki

From the Academy Museum and Delmonico Books comes this essential read for any and all animation fans. An essential deep dive into the works of the master animation director, Hayao Miyazaki is a mammoth, career-spanning text that features original production materials from throughout the Ghibli-founder’s career, pairing these incredible documents with original texts from people like Pixar director Pete Docter. Sketches, storyboards and character designs fill these pages, giving readers an inside look into what has become one of the most important film careers of all time.<…….



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