Film Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the film genre? Books in the film nonfiction genre are either about films, documentaries, or contain narrative elements from which films are constructed. The books in this genre can be about the technology, technic, and the process of making a film, similar to a documentary about film making. Or they can be documentaries about people or places that are or were instrumental in some way to the film entertainment sector.

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film book genre book coverFilm Book Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the film nonfiction genre.

1. Against Type: The Biography of Burt Lancaster by Gary Fishgall

2. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello

3. All About All About Eve: The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made! by Sam Staggs

4. All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger by Lloyd Kaufman

5. Baby Doll: An Autobiography by Carroll Baker

6. Cinema: The Archaeology of Film and the Memory of A Century by Jean-Luc Godard

7. Claudette Colbert : An Illustrated Biography by Lawrence J. Quirk

8. Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph

9. Valentino by Emily W. Leider

10. Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant by Dyan Cannon

11. Dietrich The Story Of A Star by Leslie Frewin

12. Fred Astaire: A Wonderful Life by Bill Adler

13. Goal Dust: The Warm And Candid Memoirs Of A Pioneer Black Athlete And Actorby Woody Strode

14. Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant by Jennifer Grant

15. Intermission by Anne Baxter

16. John Gielgud: An Actor’s Life by Gyles Brandreth

17. Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney

18. Make Your Own Damn Movie!: Secrets of a Renegade Director by Lloyd Kaufman

19. Nobody’s Fool: The Lives of Danny Kaye by Christopher Pike

20. Rebecca: The Making of a Hollywood Classic by Jennifer Leigh Wells

21. Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes

22. Sunday Nights at Seven by Jack Benny

23. Susan Hayward, Portrait Of A Survivor by Beverly Linet

24. The Dark Side Of Genius: The Life Of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto

25. The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney by Richard Schickel

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Film Book Genre – Related Book Genres

* Autobiography Definition

* Biography Genre Definition

* Entertainment Book Genre

* Pop Culture Definition

* Technology Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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