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📒Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S Classic Movie Guide ✍ Leonard Maltin
✏Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin s Classic Movie Guide Book Summary : The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒A Hard Day S Night ✍ Stephen Glynn
✏A Hard Day s Night Book Summary : Dubbed by Andrew Sarris ""the Citizen Kane of pop musicals,"" recently given a high-profile release on a two-disc DVD, A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, is viewed by Stephen Glynn as that rare event--a cheap exploitation movie that has entered the cultural canon. Following the Fab Four's adventures in New York the film established enduring individual personalities for the four Beatles, invented the pop music video and made us all ""buy into"" the Beatles. This radical Guide, full of detail and insight, explores its making, its music, fandom, Pop Art style, reception and influence and how the Beatles went to America to make a revolutionary movie.
📒The Red Shoes ✍ Mark Connelly
✏The Red Shoes Book Summary : Since its release in 1948 The Red Shoes has been regarded not only as a British classic, and as perhaps the most widely loved of all of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's collaborations, but as a highlight of world cinema. Its innovative mixture of dance, music, color and light has inspired audiences across the decades. The first comprehensive study of the film that marks the pinnacle of the directors' long and productive relationship, Connelly offers fresh insights into this intriguing work and the characters at the heart of the story: the Svengali-like impresario and the ingénue dancer played by the brilliant Moira Shearer. According to many accounts the most successful British film ever made, it is fitting that The Red Shoes should be celebrated in 2005, the centenary of Powell's birth.
📒My Beautiful Laundrette ✍ Christine Geraghty
✏My Beautiful Laundrette Book Summary : Described on its release as one of the most important films produced by a black writer in recent years, 'My Beautiful Laundrette' remains an important and watchable film even in the new millennium. This title explores the impact of the film, as well as its legacy on more contemporary projects.
📒Tcm Classic Movie Crosswords ✍ Turner Classic Movies
✏TCM Classic Movie Crosswords Book Summary : Film-themed crossword puzzles from Turner Classic Movies are a wildly popular feature in its Now Playing viewer'sguide, received by 160,000 subscribers each month. Collected here for the first time are 80 challenging and entertainingpuzzles from the guide, featuring clues that will test film fans' knowledge and prompt rediscovery or investigation of classic movie favorites. With a foreword by TCM host Robert Osborne and puzzles interspersed with all-new trivia features focused on classic film stars, this appealing package is sure to please crossword puzzle fans and film buffsalike.
📒Black Narcissus ✍ Sarah Street
✏Black Narcissus Book Summary : Black Narcissus is a masterly technical achievement, with its numerous innovations including cinematographer Jack Cardiff's experiments in Technicolor and the ambitious recreation of the Himalayan landscape in Sussex and at Pinewood studios, and Street here discusses the creative input of all the production team. She assesses Black Narcissus' nuanced representations of East-West relations and of the volatile political situation in India at the time, and reviews its controversial reception by international critics and censors. Looking finally at its subsequent impact on experimental filmmakers, Street explores issues of style, performance and interpretation to reveal the continued relevance of Black Narcissus today."--BOOK JACKET.
📒Brighton Rock ✍ Steve Chibnall
✏Brighton Rock Book Summary : Steve Chibnall also uncovers the mystery of missing scenes that, if restored, would give Brighton Rock a significantly different emphasis, and he reveals new information about the films' controversial ending."--BOOK JACKET.
📒Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities New York ✍ Christian Blauvelt
✏Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities New York Book Summary : For armchair travelers, film buffs, tourists, and city dwellers alike, Turner Classic Movies takes you on a one-of-a-kind tour of the cinematic sites of New York City. Highlighting the great films set in the Big Apple since the dawn of cinema to the present, Cinematic Cities: New York City is both a trove of information including behind-the-scenes stories and trivia, and a practical guide full of tips on where to go, eat, drink, shop, and sleep to follow along the path of your favorite films set in NYC. Organized by neighborhood and featuring photographs and illustrated maps throughout, this is a love letter to the city and a one-of-a-kind history of the movies. Featured films and locations include The Godfather, The Seven Year Itch, King Kong, North by Northwest, On the Town, West Side Story, When Harry Met Sally, the films of Woody Allen, and scores of others.
📒Turner Classic Movies The Essentials ✍ Jeremy Arnold
✏Turner Classic Movies The Essentials Book Summary : Showcasing 52 Essential films from the silent era through the 1980s, Turner Classic Movies invites you into a world filled with stirring performances, dazzling musical numbers, and bold directorial visions that mark the greatest moments in film history. Since its inception on Turner Classic Movies in 2001, The Essentials has become the ultimate series for movie lovers to expand their knowledge of must-see cinema and discover or revisit landmark films that have had a lasting impact on audiences everywhere. Based on the TCM series, The Essentials book showcases fifty-two must-see movies from the silent era through the early 1980s. Readers can enjoy one film per week, for a year of stellar viewing, or indulge in their own classic movie festival. Some long-championed classics appear within these pages; other selections may surprise you. Each film is profiled with insightful notes on why it's an Essential, a guide to must-see moments, and running commentary from TCM's Robert Osborne and Essentials guest hosts past and present, including Sally Field, Drew Barrymore, Alec Baldwin, Rose McGowan, Carrie Fisher, Molly Haskell, Peter Bogdanovich, Sydney Pollack, and Rob Reiner. Featuring full-color and black-and-white photography of the greatest stars in movie history, The Essentials is your curated guide to fifty-two films that define the meaning of the word "classic."
📒If ✍ Paul Sutton
✏If Book Summary : Lindsay Anderson's provocative, savage and wickedly funny 1968 masterpiece, If..., deals fundamentally--and controversially--with England and quintessential ""Englishness."" If... was the first film ever with a British setting and cast to win the Palme d'Or for Best Film at Cannes. The fruit of Anderson's first-hand studies of the Czech, Polish and Indian New Waves led by Milos Forman, Andrzej Wajda and, most famously, Satyajit Ray, it prophesied--and then mirrored--an international outbreak of youthful rebellion. An authority on Lindsay Anderson and his films, Sutton here draws on massive quantities of original material: Anderson's private archive, which illuminates the film's autobiographical elements; the original script Crusaders; the sequel on which he was working at the time of his death; interviews with key members of cast and crew including lead Malcolm McDowell, all are here explored to unravel the mysteries of a film which continues to delight, enrage and inspire.