The Magic of Movies (Words of Wisdom Series): Quotable Moments from the Big Screen

The Magic of Movies (Words of Wisdom Series): Quotable Moments from the Big Screen

by Erin Conley (Editor)


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For film buffs, sitting around and spouting out favorite lines from a movie is the next best thing to actually watching the movie again. There are those lines that are so famous and so recognizable that it's as if they've been burned into the collective unconscious of every moviegoer out there.

The Magic of Movies gathers together more than 230 of the best lines ever spoken on film and about film. Writers, actors, directors, producers, and critics each speak out on their passion for movies and moviemaking. But at the heart of the book are the lines themselves. Characters such as Norman Bates, Travis Bickle, "Dirty Harry" Callahan, Norma Desmond, Dorothy Gale, Forrest Gump, Terry Malloy, Alvy Singer, and countless other celluloid favorites spring back to life with the lines that made them famous.

So the next time you're arguing with a friend over what mobster said, "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli," simply reach for your copy of The Magic of Movies and relive the moment as if watching it again for the first time.

Erin Conley is a freelance writer/editor and the co-author of Robot Riots: The Good Guide to Bad Bots and The Simply SPA-tacular Spa Time Book. Her first real job was as head box-office girl at the local movie theater in Laguna Beach, CA. She let all her friends in free and has been a movie fanatic ever since.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760762516
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 09/13/2004
Series: Words of Wisdom Series
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 4.94(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.50(d)

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