The Fans' Love Story Encore:How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts of Millions!

The Fans' Love Story Encore:How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts of Millions!

by Sue Tabashnik


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ISBN-13: 9780989408608
Publisher: Passion Spirit Dreams Press
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sue Tabashnik published her first book, The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie 'DIRTY DANCING' Captured the Hearts of Millions! in July 2010. She has been an active member of the Official Patrick Swayze International Fan Club since 2000 and has written numerous articles for the club magazine. During her thirty-six years as a master's level social worker, she has honed her interview skills while conducting thousands of interviews. She has brought her passion for and strong personal connection to Dirty Dancing with her social work background to write her unique Dirty Dancing tribute books. Sue has lived most of her life in the Detroit area.

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From the athor: Why write another book on Dirty Dancing? With the amazing milestone of Dirty Dancing turning twenty-five years old in August 2012 and people not getting enough of the movie, it seemed like there was more to tell about Dirty Dancing. And I discovered that I was right.

While writing the book, I once again was struck by the depth of connection people have with Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze. Dirty Dancing will continue to touch people's hearts for all of time. Patrick Swayze will "live on" through his brilliant performance in this iconic film.

I give my gratitude to all of the people who made Dirty Dancing happen. I give my gratitude to Patrick Swayze for giving us such a wonderful legacy of work and his extraordinary spirit which continues to provide such inspiration.

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D_Donovan More than 1 year ago
The Fans' Love Story ENCORE: How the Movie Dirty Dancing Captured the Hearts of Millions! is a 2013 edition vastly expanded from the original 2010 appearance (to that point that 95% is brand new material, making this, for the most part, a new book) and includes new tributes, photos, and interviews that carry on the theme of being a tribute to the movie Dirty Dancing. Of course, this means that an immediate prerequisite is a prior familiarity with the movie and an existing affection (perhaps even an infatuation) with its characters, plot, and dancing. Those with such feelings will find this celebratory text packed with behind-the-scenes information on the producers, stars, and film team that includes an in-depth interview from producer Linda Gottlieb about its making, interviews and photos with story consultant and dancer Jackie Horner, and more.  There are exclusive set photos, there are insider tidbits of tantalizing information (and for more details, you'll just have to read The Fans' Love Story ENCORE), and a portion of the proceeds from this book's sale will be donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Stanford. With such motivations for enjoyment in mind, pre-existing fans will find this satisfying even if they have much familiarity with the film and its production. Chapters offer articles and interviews from various individuals involved in the film, they pair black and white with color photos throughout, and they cover everything from dancing challenges and experts involved in specific scenes to how producers and actors become part of Dirty Dancing and, later, the cult attractions it fostered. Any involved in the film-making industry will find this coverage leaves little to the imagination: even the experiences of extras - something typically omitted from film history books - are included. Film history as well as general-interest collections will find this a fascinating, specific overview of not just how the movie was made, but the process whereby it was marketed to eventually reach millions of enthusiasts.