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Cinema Fanatic’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

I was pretty happy with last year’s Holiday Gift Guide, so I thought I’d do it again this year. This year gifts range from $5 books to $250 dollar box sets. I’ve scoured Amazon for the best box sets, as well as added some films and books that have made my year pretty great. I think there’s a little something for everyone here. Treat yourself. Treat the movie lover in your life. Treat your favorite film blogger. Everything you need can be found in this handy, dandy guide. I upped this year’s list from 15 to 20 items because there were just so many great new Blu and box set releases this year!

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Books on Film: The James Bond Omnibus 004

Not exactly a “book on film,” per se, the newest James Bond Omnibus released by Titan Books will excite and enthrall fans of England’s most famous spy.

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R.I.P. Five-Time Oscar Winning and James Bond Composer John Barry

John Barry Prendergast, OBE  was born on 3 November 1933  and died of a heart attack on 30 January 2011. Barry worked on over 100 films, including eleven in the James Bond series. He was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning five times: Best Original Song and Best Original Score for Born Free (1966), Best Original Score for The Lion in Winter (1968), Best Original Score for Out of Africa (1985) and Best Original Score for Dances With Wolves (1990).