Movie Lover's Tour Of Texas

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Overview

Texas movies are as vast as the Lone Star State. This book offers readers the chance to visit Texas vicariously by viewing movies filmed in and about the state that reflect Texas history, cultures, and landscapes. Suggested itineraries, maps, and lists of unique shooting locatiosn make this book a travel guide. Anecdotes about the experiences of the movie makers during the filming add unique interest for the movie fan.

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Editorial Reviews

Texas Highways
". . . the author explores the state's cinematic presence dating back to more than 100 years."
"Organized geographically, The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas juxtaposes "Reel-Life Tours" (which shows how the state is depicted on film) with "Real-Life Tours," which helps travelers navigate teh state's movie sites."
— Lori Moffatt
Monitor
Vonler tackles every and all movies filmed or set in Texas...there are some hidden gems between the pages
— Martin Winchester
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
It is a travel guide that invites you to tour the state from the comfort of your home, armed with a VCR or DVD and a bag of popcorn.
— Glenn Dromgoole
Beaumont Enterprise
From "Miss Congeniality" to "The Westerner," Dr. Vonler clearly has spent a lot of time in the dark- and that's meant as a compliment.
— Ron Franscell
Tom Copeland
Since the earliest days of the film industry, Texas has been prime real estate for the movies. From Canadian to Brownsville, from El Paso to Port Arthur, Texans have seen on-location filmmaking up close. With this book, you will enjoy an insider's look at Texas movies. Pack up The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas and hit the highway for a road trip.
Jessie Gunn Stephens
If you love movies, settle in for a chatty visit with a friendly tour guide. Whether you plan to travel the movie landscapes of Texas or just love watching movies with a Texas connection, The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas is the guidebook you need. Vonler sets a swift pace, deftly separating the 'reel' from the 'real' in the lore of Texas movies, serving up the gossipy details movie lovers crave — where a movie was really filmed and who caused trouble on what set.
Monitor - Martin Winchester
"Vonler tackles every and all movies filmed or set in Texas...there are some hidden gems between the pages"
Texas Highways - Lori Moffatt
". . . the author explores the state's cinematic presence dating back to more than 100 years."
"Organized geographically, The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas juxtaposes "Reel-Life Tours" (which shows how the state is depicted on film) with "Real-Life Tours," which helps travelers navigate teh state's movie sites."
Lubbock Avalanche- Journal - Glenn Dromgoole
"It is a travel guide that invites you to tour the state from the comfort of your home, armed with a VCR or DVD and a bag of popcorn."
Beaumont Enterprise - Ron Franscell
From "Miss Congeniality" to "The Westerner," Dr. Vonler clearly has spent a lot of time in the dark- and that's meant as a compliment.
The Houston Chronicle - Harry Shattuck
If you enjoy movies and road trips, this nifty guide combines insight on film locations with practical tourism tips.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589792425
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,016,869
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Veva Vonler, Ph.D., is a native Texan and lifelong movie fan. Her love of movies was possibly instilled before she was born when her mother saw almost every movie shown in the Arcadia Theater in little Ranger, Texas, while pregnant and waiting for her husband to return from World War II. Love of the movies was a family affair. Her great Aunt Myrtle played the piano for the silents shown in the Thurber, Texas Opera House. At age 12, Vonler won the local newspaper's contest for predicting that year's Oscar winners, earning a three-month free pass to the Campus Theater in Denton, Texas. Her professional life has included teaching writing and literature, international consulting on education, and university administration. She has written for a number of academic and popular publications such as The New Rambler and Westward Magazine and has co-authored a composition/literature text published by Harcourt Brace.
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Table of Contents

1 Acknowledgments 2 Foreword by Tom Copeland 3 Preface: Movies with a Lone Star State of Mind 4 Lights! Camera! Travel! 5 Chapter 1: Panhandle Plains 6 Chapter 2: Big Bend Country 7 Chapter 3: South Texas Plains 8 Chapter 4: Gulf Coast 9 Chapter 5: Piney Woods 10 Chapter 6: Hill Country 11 Chapter 7: Prairies and Lakes 12 Index of Movie Titles 13 Index of Places 14 About the Author
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