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The Booksellers is a movie starring Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, and Gay Talese. A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.

Genres
Documentary
Director
D.W. Young
Starring
Gay Talese, Fran Lebowitz, Susan Benne, Parker Posey

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Product details

Genres Documentary
Director D.W. Young
Stars Gay Talese, Fran Lebowitz, Susan Benne, Parker Posey
Country USA
Runtime 1 h 39 min
Audio Português  English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles Português  日本語  Čeština  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Description THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.

Top reviews

Monday, 22 Jun 2020 04:57

This documentary is a two-part short, covering the bookselling process from the makers of the best-selling book "The Hours" in the 1990's. They examine the two main booksellers - a girl, Mark, and a man, Dick - both in their mid-twenties, and what their respective roles in this industry have been. The film covers some interesting topics - such as how the internet has transformed the bookselling scene - and has some very interesting people in it. The directors do a good job of capturing some of the behind-the-scenes and professional things that go on in this industry, and how people find their niche. I found it interesting to learn how different people feel about the role of a bookseller, how hard it is to find a good job in this field, and the pressure that comes with doing what you love. The main documentary does a good job of staying well-paced, and while it was entertaining, it could have been better. The interviews with people like Stephen King, Jim Jarmusch, and Jim Henson are also very interesting, and have some very interesting comments on books, but I felt like the focus was too much on Mark and Dick. Their story seemed a little too short, and the way the film ended seemed to drag on a bit. It does a good job of covering the ups and downs of the bookselling scene, and you get to see some interesting people who have had their lives influenced by the bookselling industry. Overall, it was a good documentary that I'd recommend to people who are interested in this topic. If you have any interest in bookselling, this is a good documentary to watch. 7/10.
Saturday, 06 Jun 2020 00:14

This film is a reminder that, at a certain point in history, people were forced to take their fate into their own hands, for those who were ultimately responsible for their fate. It also offers the very disturbing reality that even today, one in three of the world's population are at the mercy of greed and power. It also contains an interesting comment from one of the interviewees, a banker, who describes a way of thinking which is in direct opposition to the prevailing trend in the financial world. He explains that the old bankers understood that in the 21st century, one must think of something else than money, and they were able to see the economic implications of the concept. He describes it as a "method of survival", of trying to live out the concept of "freedom of the soul". He also says that the booksellers' idea of the purpose of the bookseller is the same as that of the modern homeless: to give "freedom to the soul". But that's not all! He also says that the idea of freedom of the soul came from a book by the American historian of religion, Franz Boas. He explains that "freedom of the soul" is the human ability to resist the power of one's own mind. He adds that the "freedom of the soul" could be anything, including the ability to become famous, and be a successful bookseller. To see how human beings are able to resist the forces of the human mind, you have to see how they are able to communicate with each other. Most of the interviews are really interesting and touching, but one in particular which I particularly enjoyed is from the head of the Nigerian banking industry, who explains that he's not a human being, he's a machine, and he can do what he likes to do, but he must always obey the law of the human mind. He says that humans are not robots, but real, free, intelligent beings, and that they're like living breathing organisms, which are able to do what they want, and that in doing so, they risk their lives, and that to disobey the law of the human mind is to risk his own life. A very thought provoking and thought provoking film. 7/10
Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020 09:28

The recent spate of American films about the history of publishing has been a lot of different things. It's been the bright sparks of the Great American Novel, the startlingly authentic depictions of how books get published, the sexier, more Oscar-worthy books. Some of these films have been so good that they've become instant classics. Some are great, but the very fact that the films exist tells us something about the value of the medium. One of the most talked-about films in this vein is "The Fall of the House of Usher." I've read the book by Richard Ellman, and it's a terrific story, and it has the touch of truth that makes it a good read. In that sense, the film is a big disappointment. There's no doubt that the book is better than the film. It has a truly gritty realism, and I'd have loved to have seen more of it. Ellman was one of the best novelists in the world, and his work is often one of the great literary novels of the 20th century. The film doesn't do anything to make the story better. It merely rehashes the story we've heard many times before, as if it could be relevant to the present. It's pretty terrible. We don't learn anything new about Ellman, we don't learn about the struggles of the publishing industry, we don't learn about the growth of new technology, we don't learn about any of the great novelists who preceded Ellman. The story is essentially the same. And so is the acting. Dan Stevens is great, but you can't help but feel he's not having the same fun as the real Ellman. Katherine Bigelow is great, but her performance is hard to forget. The supporting cast is good, but it's too good. I think the film works best when you see it for what it is, a film about the book, rather than the book about the film. The film's style is so beautiful and familiar, and I wish it was a lot more more new. And I think the film's weaknesses stem from the same problem. For me, the movie was never about the book. It was about the book, and we've seen the book several times. If I had paid money to see the film, I would have felt cheated, because the book has always been better than the film. If I had paid money to see the film, I would have felt cheated because the film is nothing more than the film, and we've seen the film many times. As it is, the film is nothing more than the film, and we've seen the film many times.
Friday, 24 Apr 2020 03:44

One of the most frustrating things about making documentaries is not knowing when to cut. There is a lot of talk about the use of sound in documentaries but in reality it is usually a big part of the dialog. Having had to cut this film I have to say that this is a film I would watch again, and would be more than happy to buy it. Many times documentaries seem to use sound that can't be quite explained. The narrator walks you through some moment in the film and gives you a theory of why they are happening but then you are told that the sound is being used so it can't be explained. This film has a lot of sound and while there are times where it can be a bit distracting, it is done so well that it is very effective. It is not always clear why a sound effect is being used but in my opinion it is a very effective way of getting a point across without having to explain it. All the interviews with the artists are very interesting. From the musician who is not quite sure how to play his instrument, to the manager who has not much experience but is doing great things. I was surprised by the depth of the musicians who had experienced a lot of hardship and depression and could relate to the pain that they felt. This was a very interesting film because it shows a different side of people who are living a difficult life and who are not easy to understand. It is very much like documentaries that are like an artist who is not able to explain their music but is able to communicate it. This is what really struck me about the film. I had to wait a long time for this film but it is worth watching.
Sunday, 29 Mar 2020 11:06

I have never been a big fan of the documentary format, but in this case it works very well. The movie does follow the original book and gives a very realistic feel to the history of the book and the book's influences on society and politics. It does so by showing the various supporters and detractors of the book. This is not a "one-sided" film. I will admit that I did find a bit of bias towards the "pro-redemption" side. The film presents the main arguments that the Anti-Abraham Lincoln crowd has. One of the biggest issues is that the book was much more popular in the 1840's than the Civil War was, as illustrated by the fact that many Southern states joined the Union in the 1860's. This argument is not something that could be proven, but the film gives us a balanced view of the debate. The other argument that is often brought up is that the book was anti-Christian. This argument, like many others, is one-sided. While the book was published at the height of the Cold War, many of the books that are anti-Christian are written in the 1960's. There are also those who claim that the book was pro-black and anti-white, and the film gives a fair look at this. I also enjoyed seeing some of the racist stuff that people said about the book. This isn't some "Hollywood" propaganda type film. The film does present the events and does not shy away from them. The film does not present any condemnation of the people who wrote the book, but does present a fair look at the events and doesn't put a lot of weight on the accuracy of the events. The film ends on a note of optimism and asks the question, what would you do if you were the most powerful man in the world? I also really liked the film's interview with the publishers, including Robert Ludlum, the author. The film did a great job of showing the reactions of the publishers to the film, as well as showing the opinions of the public who were talking about the book and their reactions to it. Overall, I give this film a very good rating. It is very realistic, well made and an excellent documentary.
Sunday, 29 Mar 2020 04:14

I didn't have high hopes for this film, having never really enjoyed her earlier work, even though I've seen her in more recent films, such as Deliver Us From Evil. The reviews for this film are overwhelmingly good. What I didn't expect was that I'd actually like it. The film follows the story of Mary (Lola Kirke) and her young son, Daniel (Jamie Wilson). I'm not sure why I found this film interesting at all. I can't say that I felt anything for the characters, as it is simply not a character-driven film. However, I did find it enjoyable, as I found myself engrossed in the story and with the feelings of the characters. Lola Kirke is one of the most engaging actresses I've ever seen. She was able to convey the emotions that were present in the film, as well as the pain and longing she felt when she left her husband and children. I found her performance to be truly moving and captivating. Her voice was hard and raw, as she was as heartbroken and scared as she was when she left her husband and children. Jamie Wilson was also a good choice for the character of Daniel. He had the same sad look on his face as he felt as he was fleeing his life. His performance was also well-acted. Although he did not have a big role, his performance was still very good. I found myself agreeing with the feelings that were expressed by the character, and he was a very interesting character to watch. Finally, it was refreshing to see a film that was not focused solely on the female characters. I was not put off by the lack of a woman in the main role, as that is definitely not the point of the film. It was not a love story, nor was it a tragedy. The focus was on a father and son's struggle, and it was really enjoyable to watch. I did not enjoy the film as much as I thought I would, as the story was unfocused, and it dragged on and on. I didn't think that the film would end so quickly, as it ended with a lot of unnecessary scenes. As the director, you really had to go in with a much deeper understanding of the story. But it is still a good film to watch. I did like the film. It was very entertaining, and it was very well-acted. However, I would not say that it is a great film. I felt that the story was unfocused, and the film dragged on and on. Overall, this film is a great film, if you are looking for a nice film to watch, or just an enjoyable film. 7/10.


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