Turner Classic Movies  Christmas in the Movies Book
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Turner Classic Movies Christmas in the Movies


  • Author : Jeremy Arnold
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762492497

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Turner Classic Movies Christmas in the Movies Excerpt :

Turner Classic Movies presents a bucket list of the best and most beloved holiday films of all time, complete with spirited commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos spanning eight decades of Christmastime favorites. Nothing brings the spirit of the season into our hearts quite like a great holiday movie. "Christmas films" come in many shapes and sizes and exist across many genres. Some, like It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, are perennials, while others, such as Die Hard, have only gradually become yuletide favorites. But they all have one thing in common: they use themes evoked by the holiday period - nostalgia, joy, togetherness, dysfunction, commercialism, or cynicism - as a force in their storytelling. !--EndFragment--Turner Classic Movies: Christmas in the Movies showcases the very best among this uniquely spirited strain of cinema. Each film is profiled on what makes it a "Christmas movie," along with behind-the-scenes stories of its production, reception, and legacy. Complemented by a trove of color and black-and-white photos, Turner Classic Movies: Christmas in the Movies is a glorious salute to a collection of the most treasured films of all time. Among the 30 films included: The Shop Around the Corner, Holiday Inn, Meet Me in St. Louis, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Little Women, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Must See Sci fi Book

Must See Sci fi


  • Author : Sloan De Forest
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762491537

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Must See Sci fi Excerpt :

Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi showcases 50 of the most shocking, weird, wonderful, and mind-bending movies ever made. From A Trip to the Moon (1902) to Arrival (2016), science fiction cinema has produced a body of classics with a broader range of styles, stories, and subject matter than perhaps any other film genre. They are movies that embed themselves in the depths of the mind, coloring our view of day-to-day reality and probably fueling a few dreams (and nightmares) along the way. In Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi, fifty unforgettable films are profiled, including beloved favorites like The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Fantastic Voyage (1966), groundbreaking shockers like Planet of the Apes (1968) and Alien (1979), and lesser-known landmarks like Things to Come (1936) and Solaris (1972). Illustrated by astounding color and black-and-white images, the book presents the best of this mind-bending genre, detailing through insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes stories why each film remains essential viewing. A perfect gift for any film buff or sci-fi fanatic!

The Essentials Vol  2 Book

The Essentials Vol 2


  • Author : Jeremy Arnold
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762469406

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The Essentials Vol 2 Excerpt :

A guide to fifty-two examples of must-see cinema, The Essentials Vol. 2 -- based on the Turner Classic Movies series -- is packed with behind-the-scenes stories, illuminating commentary, moments to watch for, and hundreds of photos spotlighting films that define what it means to be a classic. Since 2001, Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials has been the ultimate destination for cinephiles both established and new, showcasing films that have had a lasting impact on audiences and filmmakers everywhere. In this second volume based on the series, fifty-two films are profiled with insightful notes on why they're Essential, a guide to must-see moments, and running commentary from Essentials hosts past and present: TCM's Ben Mankiewicz and the late Robert Osborne, as well as Rob Reiner, Sydney Pollack, Molly Haskell, Carrie Fisher, Rose McGowan, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Sally Field, William Friedkin, Ava DuVernay, and Brad Bird. Enjoy one film per week for a year of stellar viewing or indulge in your own classic movie festival. Spanning the silent era through the late 1980s with such diverse films as Top Hat, Brief Encounter, Rashomon, Vertigo, and Field of Dreams, it's an indispensable book for movie lovers to expand their knowledge of cinema and discover -- or revisit -- landmark films that impacted Hollywood forever.

Summer Movies Book

Summer Movies


  • Author : John Malahy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762499274

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Summer Movies Excerpt :

Turner Classic Movies presents a festival of sunshine classics—movies that capture the spirit of the most carefree season of the year—complete with behind-the-scenes stories, reviews, vacation inspiration, and a trove of photos. Summer Movies is your guide to 30 sun-drenched classics that—through beach parties, road trips, outdoor sports, summer camp, or some intangible mood that brings the heat—manage to keep summer alive year-round. Packed with production details, stories from the set, and more than 150 color and black-and-white photos, the book takes an in-depth look at films from the silent era to the present that reflect the full range of how summer has been depicted on screen, both by Hollywood and by international filmmakers. Featured titles include Moon Over Miami (1941), State Fair (1945), Key Largo (1948), Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Parent Trap (1961), The Endless Summer (1964), Jaws (1975), Caddyshack (1980), Dirty Dancing (1987), Do the Right Thing (1989), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Call Me by Your Name (2017), and many more.

Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities  New York Book

Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities New York


  • Author : Christian Blauvelt
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762495429

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Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities New York Excerpt :

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.

TCM Underground Book

TCM Underground


  • Author : Millie De Chirico
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0762480009

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TCM Underground Excerpt :

Based on the Turner Classic Movies series, TCM Underground is the movie-lover's guide to 50 of the most campy, kitschy, shocking, and weirdly wonderful cult films you need to see. In the pages of this book, you'll explore this unique order of films--primarily from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s--with insightful reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, subgenre sidebars, and full-color and black-and-white photography throughout. Go along for the ride with new takes on crime films, including The Honeymoon Killers and The Harder They Come. Witness one-of-a-kind horror in Bill Gunn's landmark vampire film Ganja and Hess and Nobuhiko Obayashi's infamous and indescribable Hausu. Absorb the boundary-pushing documentary-style trilogy The Decline of Western Civilization, which throws you into indelible moments in the punk and metal music scenes. And marvel at pure '80s oddities like Mac and Me and The Garbage Pail Kids. From Possession to Polyester and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls to Xanadu, no two films are alike in this compendium. Just sit back and prepare to be surprised, amused, and entertained by this celebration of the stars, filmmakers, and stories behind fifty of the most beguiling and unforgettable movies ever to hit the screen.

The Essentials Book
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The Essentials


  • Author : Jeremy Arnold
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762459476

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The Essentials Excerpt :

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."

TCM Classic Movie Trivia  Featuring More Than 4 000 Questions to Test Your Trivia Smarts Book

TCM Classic Movie Trivia Featuring More Than 4 000 Questions to Test Your Trivia Smarts


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-21
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 1452101523

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TCM Classic Movie Trivia Featuring More Than 4 000 Questions to Test Your Trivia Smarts Excerpt :

This is the definitive movie trivia book, from the authority on classic film. Rediscover your favorite films and put your movie knowledge to the test with more than 4,000 questions that draw on a century of landmark cinema. Questions range from early Hollywood to the 1960s and beyond, including key genres, stars, directors, behind-the-scenes facts, famous quotes, and more all highlighted by spotlight trivia features and hundreds of images and film stills. A foreword by TCM host Robert Osborne and a challenging Experts Only section round out this ultimate volume for classic film aficionados.

The Essential Directors Book

The Essential Directors


  • Author : Sloan De Forest
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762498949

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The Essential Directors Excerpt :

From Turner Classic Movies, this is the essential guide to all the must-know detail on the style, achievements, and landmark films of the most influential directors in cinema history from the silent era through the 1970s. For well over a century, those who create motion pictures have touched our hearts and souls; they have transported and transformed our minds, intoxicated and entranced our senses. One artist's vision is the single most prominent force behind the scenes: the director. The Essential Directors illuminates the unseen forces behind some of the most notable screen triumphs from the aesthetic peak of silent cinema through the New Hollywood of the 1970s. Considering each artist's influence on the medium, cultural impact, and degree of achievement, Turner Classic Movies presents a compendium of Hollywood's most influential filmmakers, with profiles offering history and insight on the filmmaker's narrative style, unique touches, contributions to the medium, key films, and distinctive movie moments to watch for. The work of these game-changing artists is illustrated throughout by more than 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs. In The Essential Directors you’ll read how Cecil B. DeMille revamped religion to define an era, and how Oscar Micheaux broke barriers to become the most influential Black filmmaker of the 1920s. You’ll marvel at the efficient artistry of “One-Take Woody” Van Dyke and fall in love again with the sophisticated studio-era classics of George Cukor. You’ll gain insight into how women like Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino built thriving careers in an industry ruled by men and discover what drove Mike Nichols to mix comedy with tragedy, becoming the highest-paid director of his day in the the process. The Essential Directors presents the work of these game-changing artists and dozens more in this stunning volume.

Turner Classic Movies Trivia Deck Book

Turner Classic Movies Trivia Deck


  • Author : Frank Miller
  • Publisher : RP Studio
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 0762475277

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Turner Classic Movies Trivia Deck Excerpt :

From Turner Classic Movies, this fun and challenging game offers film lovers 400 questions to test their movie knowledge! Set includes: TRIVIA DECK: 100 full-color printed cards filled with trivia questions (4 per card) RANGE OF ERAS AND SUBJECTS: Questions on film history encompass a range of subjects from behind the scenes as well as the stars and stories that have lit up the screen from the silent era through modern times; cards measure 3 x 5 inches KEEPSAKE BOX: Cards are house in full-color printed keepsake box with magnetic closure ENTERTAIN LIKE A PRO: This game works for solo play as well as groups of 2, 3, or more PERFECT GIFT: A movie lover's dream deck TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES: Trivia from the film buff's network

TCM Classic Movie Crosswords Book

TCM Classic Movie Crosswords


  • Author : Turner Classic Movies
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2009-08-12
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 0811870936

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TCM Classic Movie Crosswords Excerpt :

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.

Hollywood Black Book
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Hollywood Black


  • Author : Donald Bogle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762491407

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Hollywood Black Excerpt :

The films, the stars, the filmmakers-all get their due in Hollywood Black, a sweeping overview of blacks in film from the silent era through Black Panther, with striking photos and an engrossing history by award-winning author Donald Bogle. The story opens in the silent film era, when white actors in blackface often played black characters, but also saw the rise of independent African American filmmakers, including the remarkable Oscar Micheaux. It follows the changes in the film industry with the arrival of sound motion pictures and the Great Depression, when black performers such as Stepin Fetchit and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson began finding a place in Hollywood. More often than not, they were saddled with rigidly stereotyped roles, but some gifted performers, most notably Hattie McDaniel in Gone With the Wind (1939), were able to turn in significant performances. In the coming decades, more black talents would light up the screen. Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American to earn a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Carmen Jones (1954), and Sidney Poitier broke ground in films like The Defiant Ones and1963's Lilies of the Field. Hollywood Black reveals the changes in images that came about with the evolving social and political atmosphere of the US, from the Civil Rights era to the Black Power movement. The story takes readers through Blaxploitation, with movies like Shaft and Super Fly, to the emergence of such stars as Cicely Tyson, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Whoopi Goldberg, and of directors Spike Lee and John Singleton. The history comes into the new millennium with filmmakers Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ava Du Vernay (Selma),and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther); megastars such as Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Morgan Freeman; as well as Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, and a glorious gallery of others. Filled with evocative photographs and stories of stars and filmmakers on set and off, Hollywood Black tells an underappreciated history

Mom in the Movies Book
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Mom in the Movies


  • Author : Turner Classic Movies, Inc.
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476738284

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Mom in the Movies Excerpt :

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many ways Hollywood has celebrated, vilified and otherwise memorialized dear old Mom. With a foreword written by Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, and sidebar essays by Eva Marie Saint, Illeana Douglas, Jane Powell, Sam Robards, and Tippi Hedren, this book is packed with an incredible collection of photographs and film stills. Mom in the Movies makes a great gift for any mom—and for anyone with a mother who oughta be in pictures. Here, you will meet the Criminal Moms, like Shelley Winters in Bloody Mama, and the eccentric Showbiz Moms, including those from Gypsy and Postcards from the Edge. You’ll also find Great American Moms, as warm and nourishing as apple pie, in movies such as I Remember Mama and Places in the Heart, along with Surrogate Moms, like Ginger Rogers in Bachelor Mother, Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame, Dianne Wiest in Edward Scissorhands and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. And who can forget the baddest mothers of all? No book on movie moms would be complete without Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate. From the cozy All-American mom to the terrifying Mommie Dearest or the protective Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, when it comes to mothers on the silver screen, it takes all kinds. With Mom in the Movies, Richard Corliss and Turner Classic Movies bring those many moms vividly to life, in words and pictures.

Fright Favorites Book

Fright Favorites


  • Author : David J. Skal
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762497607

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Fright Favorites Excerpt :

Turner Classic Movies presents a collection of monster greats, modern and classic horror, and family-friendly cinematic treats that capture the spirit of Halloween, complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and iconic images. Halloween Favorites spotlights 31 essential Halloween-time films, their associated sequels and remakes, and recommendations to expand your seasonal repertoire based on your favorites. Featured titles: Nosferatu (1922) Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dracula (1931) Frankenstein (1931) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931) The Mummy (1933) Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) The Wolf Man (1941) Cat People (1942) Them (1953) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Curse of Frankenstein (1957) Horror of Dracula (1958) House on Haunted Hill (1959) The Birds (1963) Black Sunday (1960) Pit and the Pendulum (1961) The Haunting (1963) Night of the Living Dead (1968) Rosemary's Baby (1968) The Exorcist (1972) Young Frankenstein (1976) Halloween (1978) The Shining (1980) The Thing (1982) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Beetlejuice (1988) Hocus Pocus (1993) Scream (1996) Get Out (2017)

Leonard Maltin s Classic Movie Guide Book
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Leonard Maltin s Classic Movie Guide


  • Author : Leonard Maltin
  • Publisher : Plume
  • Release Date : 2010-01-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 844
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000067775774

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Leonard Maltin s Classic Movie Guide Excerpt :

The author of the annual Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide presents a detailed overview of classic films, with capsule reviews of more than seven thousand movies, along with a complete listing of classic movies on DVD, a series of Top Ten lists, and a star and director index. Original.