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Mom In The Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (And A Few You Love To Hate) (Hardcover) Book

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Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many ways Hollywood has celebrated, vilified and otherwise memorialized dear old Mom.

With a foreword written by Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, and sidebar essays by Eva Marie Saint, Illeana Douglas, Jane Powell, Sam Robards, and Tippi Hedren, this book is packed with an incredible collection of photographs and film stills. Mom in the Movies makes a great gift for any mom—and for anyone with a mother who oughta be in pictures.

Here, you will meet the Criminal Moms, like Shelley Winters in Bloody Mama,and the eccentric Showbiz Moms, including those from Gypsy and Postcardsfrom the Edge. You’ll also find Great American Moms, as warm and nourishing as apple pie, in movies such as I Remember Mama and Places in the Heart, along with Surrogate Moms, like Ginger Rogers in Bachelor Mother, Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame, Dianne Wiest in Edward Scissorhands and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. And who can forget the baddest mothers of all? No book on movie moms would be complete without Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate.

From the cozy All-American mom to the terrifying Mommie Dearest or the protective Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, when it comes to mothers on the silver screen, it takes all kinds. With Mom in the Movies, Richard Corliss and Turner Classic Movies bring those many moms vividly to life, in words and pictures.


  • Author: Richard Corliss / Turner Classic Movies Inc.
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781476738260
Additional Details
Production Year
April 8, 2014
Technical Specs
  • Dimensions: 10.90 H x 8.40 D x 0.90 W inches
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 256 Pages
  • Version: Books - Filmography
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3.7

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  • Easy to read (5)
  • Informative (4)
  • Well written (3)

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2.0

Too many recent Hollywood people

By Friarjack

from Northern Illinois.

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative

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  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected

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Had I know who the subjects were, I would not have purchased. Old Hollywood, is not well represented.

 
4.0

Very informative

By Elizabeth the Teacher

from Belmont, NC

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    Comments about this product:

    Great gift for any mom who loves movies

     
    4.0

    gave to a friend for bthday,she loved it

    By guess i am not colorful to merit a nick

    from small town in nc

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      Comments about this product:

      made a very nice gift for a movie and tv lovers birthday

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's as good as it looked in the ads

      By hotshotjan

      from philadelphia, pa

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      It's a wonderful compendium

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      MAMA MIA!

      By Bleu angel

      from Washington DC

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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        Comments about this product:

        I knew when I saw this book on TCM, that I had to have it. I not only enjoyed reading about old favorites, but got a list of movies I had never seen to buy. I have already gone thru it again, after the first reading, to make lists of to buy, and to watch over again. Just a great book. Maybe more pertinent to mothers, but it is universal in the way it depicts families and family problems and joys. I am so glad I saw it discussed on TCM, and did not miss this gem.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        familiar film history lite

        By Gui

        from New Orleans, LA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read

        Cons

        • Disappointing

        Best Uses

        • Older Readers

        Comments about this product:

        Corliss looks at different views of motherhood in films. It does not purport to be a scholarly analysis, but a light overview that entertains.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Gift Book for Mom

        By DoggyDaddy

        from Atlanta, GA

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        • Well Written

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        I gave this book to my Mom and she loves it! She is about half way through and commented today how much she is enjoying it. I knew it would be a hit since she loves movies and history. A really fun gift to give.

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