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Title: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
ISBN: 9780788818318
Notes: A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of one of the most famous rock bands of all time: THE BEATLES!

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Title: Blow-Up (1966)
ISBN: 9780790745466
Notes: Taking photographs of a couple making love proves deadly when a mod London photographer enlarges the image and discovers murder. The film and pictures are stolen from his studio and the body vanishes. In this elegant balance of deciet and trickery, the photographer must question the reality of what he has actually seen.

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Title: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
ISBN: 9781415718117
Notes: A romantic comedy about a beautiful yet vulnerable small-town girl who leaves the boonies to live the wild life in New York City hobnobbing among the city's elite. Directed by Blake Edwards, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Winner of five Academy Awards.

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Title: Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
ISBN: 9780767827652
Notes: Lots of laughs and great songs have made this all-time favorite based on the hit Broadway show one of the most memorable musicals of all time. When rock star and teenage heart-throb Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation's teenagers go haywire and Conrad's manager, Albert (Dick Van Dyke), faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend (Janet Leigh) organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) turns out to be the lucky teenager and Conrad's whole entourage moves into her quiet, Midwestern home much to the chagrin of her ever irritable father (Paul Lynde) and her jealous boyfriend (Bobby Rydell). The result is chaos and a series of hilarious romantic complications.

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Title: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
ISBN: 0792859138
Notes: When a goofy assortment of motorists unexpectedly learn the whereabouts of a stolen fortune, they speed off on a race for the loot.

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Title: Planet of the Apes (1968)
ISBN: 68665274
Notes: Classic sci-fi film about an astronaut crew that crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, written by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone).

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Title: The Apartment (1960)
ISBN: 9780792850083
Notes: Academy Awards winner The Apartment is legendary writer/director Billy Wilder at his scathing, satirical best. C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business... it's through the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of undeserved promotions. But when Bud lends the key to big boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl...or his job.

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Title: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
ISBN: 9781415749043
Notes: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. Starring James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Smiles, and Lee Marvin, directed by John Ford.

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Title: The Inferno
Author: Alighieri, Dante
Publisher: New American Library
ISBN: 0451531396
Notes: The first part of his 14th-century epic poem The Divine Comedy, The Inferno is Dante's moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

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Title: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Author: Benedict, Ruth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (1946)
ISBN: 0395500753
Notes: Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.