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Name That Movie
"Quel est ce Film?" est en librairie
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“Quel est ce Film?” has just been released in France by Editions Cambourakis and is in Parisian bookstores now.

Cinéphile passionné, Paul Rogers a concocté cent énigmes graphiques en six images, six détails tirés d’un film dont le lecteur doit retrouver le titre… Pour corser la difficulté, aucune star trop facilement identifiable n’apparaît jamais dans ces vignettes, ni aucune de ces scènes clés qu’on associe immédiatement à un film.
Paul Rogers fait appel à la mémoire visuelle, s’attachant à des formes particulièrement frappantes, enseignes, affiches, éléments manuscrits ou architecturaux qui laissent souvent une forte empreinte inconsciente sur le spectateur. Du détail jaillit l’étincelle de la mémoire…
Un double index (dans l’ordre des pages et alphabétique) permet soit d’aller directement à la solution, soit de jeter un oeil à l’ensemble des titres pour faciliter le jeu… La filmographie comporte des classiques américains et européens, beaucoup de films noirs, de films des années 1970, même si toute l’histoire du cinéma est balayée, du muet jusqu’aux années 2000…
Ludique et esthétiquement très soigné, Quel est ce film ? est un cadeau idéal pour tous les amateurs de cinéma !
 
The English version of “Name That Movie” started out as a blog here on Drawger, and was published earlier this year by Chronicle Books.  Makes a nice gift.






Name That Movie
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on the same shelf as Ebert and Pauline Kael

My new book, Name That Movie: 100 Illustrated Movie Puzzles is in bookstores, (or save  $2.25 by ordering on Amazon.)
This book started out as some sketchbook drawings, I began posting them here on Drawger, Jason Sacher saw them and pitched it to Chronicle Books, and Editor Steve Mockus gently guided this to completion.
There are 600 drawings in the book, 100 movies and an index in back with film titles. My brilliant wife, Jill von Hartmann designed the book, and put up with a lot of Sunday afternoons with me sitting on the sofa with the remote control and a sketchbook.
For $14.95 you get gold foil on the cover

Endpapers inspired by Pablo Ferro

Hand-drawn title page

100 movie puzzles like this

and an index with every film.

Here's a look at some cover ideas that we didn't use. We're still waiting to hear back from Tarantino for an intro.





The great Stephen Kroninger catches up on his reading

Name That Movie Book
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I’m happy to announce “Name That Movie: 100 Illustrated Movie Puzzles” will be released by Chronicle Books this spring. This book grew out of the Drawger posts that started a couple of years ago. It’s now available for pre-order on Amazon, they tell me pre-orders can help hype a book’s early sales, so what are you waiting for? It’s 100 movies, 600 drawings, for ten bucks, plus shipping. Gift-wrap available.
 
Here's six more previews, same rules, six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars.






Name That Movie 12
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From the forthcoming book from Chronicle . . .
Today's installment is Name That Foreign Language Film,
Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars






Name That Movie 11
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars






Name That Movie 10
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars.






Name That Movie 9
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Six drawings per movie,in sequence,no movie stars






Name That Movie 8
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars






Name That Movie 7
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars
Name That Movie 6
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars
Name That Movie 5
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars
Name That Movie 4
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars

Name That Movie 3
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Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars.

Name That Movie 2
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Name That Movie
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I started a series of drawings in my sketchbook, it's a kind of visual quiz of great movies. Each series is  a sequence of six drawings of shots from classic films (in the order they appear on screen.) No portraits of movie stars, just iconic images from the film. When I finish 100 movies, I'll see about getting them published as a book.
A book like this could sell dozens.
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