I am looking forward to ‘lil cinephile’s My First Movie series, it will be a hit with those young at heart. This box set of genre movies will look great on any bookshelf. This children’s book series is bound to inspire the next generation of cinephiles. I am hooked, I want more! I see these books selling out fast. The books are written by Cory Everett the creator of Cinephile: A Card Game and author of A is for Auteur. The series is illustrated by Julie Olivi, a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France.
My First Movie is an all-new series of picture books that offer a colorful, kid-friendly look at your favorite film genres. This limited-edition box set contains the first three installments: My First Giallo Horror, My First French New Wave, and My First Film Noir.
My First Giallo Horror is a stylish, kid-friendly introduction to the world of Italian horror from giallo to phantasmagoria. Welcome to the wonderful world of Italian horror with My First Giallo Horror, a tongue-in-cheek ode to the work of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and other masters of the macabre. This thrilling entry in ‘lil cinephile’s My First Movie series features lurid thrillers and leather gloves, from giallo to phantasmagoria, all rendered with adorable, kid-friendly illustrations. While kids may be too young for Suspiria and Deep Red, but they’re never too young for My First Giallo Horror.
My First French New Wave is a colorful, kid-friendly introduction to La Nouvelle Vague and the auteurs who broke all the rules. Say bonjour to My First French New Wave, a playful tribute to the work of Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Agnès Varda, and other icons of La Nouvelle Vague. This stylish entry in ‘lil cinephile’s My First Movie series depicts the existential themes and technicolor dreams of cinematic landmarks from The 400 Blows to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Beautifully designed and illustrated, My First French New Wave is a fourth-wall-breaking, camera-shaking tribute to the renegade auteurs who changed film forever.
My First Film Noir is a gorgeous, kid-friendly introduction to the world of film noir, private eyes, and femme fatales. My First Film Noir is a stylish celebration of the crime dramas, detective stories and morality plays that left their mark on film history. This hard-boiled entry in ‘lil cinephile’s My First Movie series features all of the genre’s most colorful characters — detectives, drifters, marks and grifters — rendered in gorgeous black and white (and yellow). Filled with nods to classics like Double Indemnity and Nightmare Alley, My First Film Noir is the stuff dreams are made of.
Cory Everett is the creator of Cinephile: A Card Game and author of A is for Auteur, an alphabet book for cinephiles of all ages. He has written about film at IndieWire, The Film Stage, and Cigarettes & Red Vines: The Definitive Paul Thomas Anderson Resource and appeared on the short-lived IFC show Ultimate Film Fanatic. (He lost.) He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and sons.
Julie Olivi is a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France. Her work displays a style that is a little offbeat and shows accumulations of retro notes and flowing psychedelic forms. Her client base is varied- she’s worked with publishing, press, communication, exhibition clients, and more.
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