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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE FILM-SNOB SOUL

Nextbook, the lively, fun, eminently readable Web site devoted to Jewish culture, has been praised on Snobsite before. But now there’s a whole new reason to visit: Film Snob’s Dictionary co-author Lawrence Levi has launched a blog on the site called Nothing Sacred. Lawrence, a known Jew, will be surveying the cinematic landscape and offering his own Jewy, provocative, tzimmes-stirring gloss on it. Already, he has inflamed passions by questioning why Roman Polanski would ever want to hang out with Brett Ratner.

August 04, 2008 More Film Snobbery »

NIRVANA FOR THE SEVEN FILM SNOBS WHO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR

You are urged to check out the new site Parallel Universe Film Guide, created by Spencer Green, an old friend of Snobsite and long a vital cog in the massive blurbing machine operated by Leonard Maltin.

Basically, the site is a remarkably thorough sendup of IMDb and film-geekdom, offering hundreds of listings for movies: listings that include directors, actors, plot summaries, trivia, memorable lines, and cross references–all entirely fictitious, for movies that don’t exist.

Part of the fun, though, is seeing which real films or genres are being parodied in each listing. Some targets are obvious, while others are dog-whistle-obscure, jokes gettable only to the snobbiest of Film Snobs.

Above all, it’s pure joy to just go to the site, click on the alphabetical index at left, and see descriptions of such never-made films as Varmints, Desist (1916), Path to Levittown (1948), Captain Pimptastic and His Anti-Whitey Gun (1972), and Daddy Touched My Secret Place (1983, TVM).

August 01, 2008 More Film Snobbery »

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