David Kamp and Lawrence Levi‘s The Film Snob’s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge (Broadway) finally hits the stands on 2.21. I was handed a copy last October and I ran a whole column on it then and there because experience has taught me not to wait when your blood is up — do it now. Read all about it on the Snobsite, which also talks about the Rock Snob book (co-authored by Kamp and Steven Daly). It’s in my earlier piece, but this is the essence of the Film Snobs book, towit: “The Film Snob’s stance is one of proprietary knowingness — the pleasure he takes in movies derives not only from the sensory experience of watching them, but also from knowing more about them than you do, and from zealously guarding this knowledge from the cheesy, Julia Roberts-loving masses, who have no right whatsoever to be fluent in the works of Samuel (White Dog>) Fuller and Andrei (the original Solaris) Tarkovsky. The Film Snob fairly revels, in fact, in the notion that The Public Is Stupid and Ineducable, which is what sets him apart from the more bene- volent film buff, the effervescent, Scorsese-style enthusiast who delights in introducing novitiates to The Bicycle Thief and Powell-Pressburger movies.”