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Holiday gift guide 2012: Film

Let our film experts steer you toward squealworthy gifts for your favorite movie fanatic.

 (Photograph: Anna Simonak)
Photograph: Anna Simonak

Bond 50

A special gift for your favorite little boy (regardless of age), this sturdily packaged set assembles all 22 official James Bond movies on glorious Blu-ray. Before you wonder if that’s one too many martinis and explosions, know that such a threshold doesn’t exist. Available at amazon.com, $149.99

 (Photograph: Anna Simonak)
Photograph: Anna Simonak

BFI 20th Anniversary Film Classics

The British Film Institute celebrates two decades of publishing monographs on canonized movies by reprinting a dozen of its most popular titles, from Salman Rushdie’s love letter to The Wizard of Oz to Amy Taubin’s take on Taxi Driver. Available at amazon.com or local bookstores, $14.95 each

 (Photograph: Albert Vecerka)
Photograph: Albert Vecerka

Membership at FSLC/Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

What better present for your film-obsessed loved one than a yearlong pass to this premier movie institution? Notable new releases, comprehensive retrospectives and the New York Film Festival? It’s a cinephile’s dream. Visit filmlinc.com/support/members-program for more information, $35–$550

Orson Welles called the movies the "biggest electric-train set any boy ever had." Honestly, we think we can do a little better than toy trains: Here are three gift ideas sure to bring out the misunderstood (yet major) auteur in your favorite cinephile.

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