50 Classic Motion Pictures: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

50 Classic Motion Pictures: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

by David Zinman
     
 

(Limelight). "A fat, lavishly illustrated run through of...50 Hollywood movies from the 1930s up to a few years after World War II...valuable and entertaining today not only as a social record but as sheer entertainment... Zinman begins with Mae West's classic She Done Him Wrong and touches all the cinematic landmarks, including Casablanca, Citizen Kane , and Gone…  See more details below

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(Limelight). "A fat, lavishly illustrated run through of...50 Hollywood movies from the 1930s up to a few years after World War II...valuable and entertaining today not only as a social record but as sheer entertainment... Zinman begins with Mae West's classic She Done Him Wrong and touches all the cinematic landmarks, including Casablanca, Citizen Kane , and Gone with the Wind ..." Publisher's Weekly

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Alan Rich
... The choices are, on the whole, inspired. No static printed page...can evoke the quality of a moving image on the screen, but some come closer than others. David Zinman's 50 Classic Motion Pictures comes as close as any popular, art-book-sized movie survey I've yet seen. -- (Alan Rich, New York)
Variety
This book is...for every 'movie bum' ... It's possible that no book ever gave its readers such an enthralling, enchanted journey down Memory Lane. Here are all our favorites from a more innocent (and more dramatically powerful) time--stars (Bette Davis to Spencer Tracy to Mae West), directors (Frank Capra to Preston Sturges), movies (Beau Geste to Maytime to The Grapes Of Wrath). Hundreds and hundreds of great scene stills (or so it seems). Plus Zinman's always excellent and highly personal I-loved-this-movie recap of the film...Even his footnotes are extraordinarily informative and valuable...At last, a man who really loves movies has had his say in print!
Don Robertson
...Splendid...An intelligent, very personal, sensitively written catalog of delights--put together by a man who obviously loves movies and has the talent to communicate that love. I recommend it unreservedly. -- (Don Robertson,Cleveland Press)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879101626
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
1st Limelight ed.]
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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