Movies In the Book

Heels, Cads, Sadists and Heartbreakers 
Indiscreet (Stanley Donen, 1958)
The Talk of the Town (George Stevens, 1942)
Carnal Knowledge (Mike Nichols, 1971)
An Unmarried Woman (Paul Mazursky, 1978)

Apartments We Covet
A Perfect Murder (Andrew Davis, 1998)
Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001)
Green Card (Peter Weir, 1990)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)
Unfaithful (Adrian Lyne, 2002)
Touchez-pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1953)
Something’s Gotta Give (Nancy Meyers, 2003)

New York, NY
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Melvin Frank, 1975)
The Goodbye Girl (Herbert Ross, 1977)

Song and Dance
Royal Wedding (Stanley Donen, 1951)
South Pacific(Joshua Logan, 1958)
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951)

Manners in the Movies

House Calls (Howard Zeiff, 1978)
A Touch of Class (Melvin Frank, 1972)
The More the Merrier (George Stevens, 1943)
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971)

By Design
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002)
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol, 1997)

Cynics, Shysters and Con Men
The Grifters (Steven Frears, 1990)
Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder, 1957)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

Pageantry and Cruelty
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991)
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993)

With You/Without You
Too Many Girls (George Abbott, 1940)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966)
Cleopatra (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1963)

Age, Hollywood and the Worship of Youth

All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis, 1992)

Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
Darling (John Schlesinger, 1965)
Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, 1963)

Savoir Faire
Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer, 1982)
Claire’s Knee (Eric Rohmer, 1970)

Endless Summer

Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973)
Small Change (François Truffaut, 1976)
Peppermint Soda (Diane Kurys, 1977)
Beau Père (Bertrand Blier, 1982)
Lovely and Amazing (Nicole Holofcener, 2002)
Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell, 1994)
Le Petit Amour/Kung Fu Master (Agnès Varda, 1987)
Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1961)

Backstage Dramas
Stage Door (Gregory LaCava, 1937)

Opening Night
The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurasawa, 1960)

How to End a Picture
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Betrand Blier, 1978)
Woman of the Year
(George Stevens, 1942)

In General
M*A*S*H (Robert Altman, 1970)
The Joy of Living (Tay Garnett, 1938)
Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
Singles (Cameron Crowe, 1992)
Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen, 1992)
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)
Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
Falling in Love (Ulu Grosbard, 1984)
Summertime (David Lean, 1955)
I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953)sss
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
Heavan Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943)
Single White Female (Barbet Schroeder, 1992)
Every Girl Should Be Married (Don Hartman, 1948)
My Favorite Wife (Garson Kanin, 1940)
Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)
Moonstruck (Norman Jewison, 1987)
Stolen Kisses (François Truffaut, 1968)
The Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders, 1999)
Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962)
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Robert Aldrich, 1965)
Love Story (Arthur Hiller, 1970)
The Tenant (Roman Polanski, 1976)
Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)