La Dolce Vita's Anita Ekberg cavorting by night in the Trevi fountain. Humphrey Bogart contemplating the mysterious bird in The Maltese Falcon. Marilyn Monroe's white dress flying up as she stands over a subway grate in the Seven Year Itch. Or the white-suited young John Travolta striking a dance floor pose in Saturday Night Fever. Decades later, stitches in the fabric of our culture, they still trigger a nostalgic rush.
In the lavishly illustrated Magic Movie Moments, a distinguished film critic brings together 101 all-time masterpieces that span the history of film--from Modern Times to Star Wars, from Casablanca to Thelma and Louise, from Psycho to The Shining. Captivating stills in full color and duotone fill every large-format page with witty captions packed with Hollywood history and gossip. Who knew that Dustin Hoffman's "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?" in The Graduate would send a struggling young actor down the path of stardom? Or that Gene Kelly singing in the rain on a lamppost was in fact feverish with a case of the flu? Here's a wondrous and original collection of favorite screen moments that everyone--from film buffs to casual moviegoers--will want to give as a gift or hoard for themselves.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.25(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.81(d)|