July 28 2017: The Death of 3D? History of Movies, Han Solo & Visiting the Set of It

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Ben Pearson joins Peter Sciretta for the News:

In The Mailbag: Tyler from Orlando asks “I've never been to film school or taken any film studies courses but I am infatuated with movie history. I've watched the Mark Cousin documentary, The Story of Film: An Odyssey. It was a tremendous watch and would recommend it very highly. But I would like to know what books you would recommend that cover interesting/impactful epochs of film history.”

Ben recommends:

  • The Secret History of Hollywood podcast
  • You Must Remember This podcast
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty documentary

Peter recommends:

  • the documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself
  • Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film Written by: Peter Biskind
  • Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System By Sharon Waxman
  • The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up by David Rensin
  • Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting By William Goldman
  • DisneyWar by James B. Stewart
  • The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company by David A Price
  • The Making of Star Wars books from JW Rinzler

In Our Feature Presentation, Jacob Hall joins us to discuss his visit to the set of Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

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