The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter (Turner Classic Movies, TCM)
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The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter (Turner Classic Movies, TCM)

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"[An] excellent book. Author Arnold distills why each movie is a must-see, and augments his knowledgeable text with sidebar quotes from various TCM hosts... Handsomely designed and packed with great photos, The Essentials would be a perfect gift for a young person who's just dipping his or her toe into these waters…but I found it equally appealing." —Leonard Maltin,

"An entertaining read... Beautifully-designed and illustrated... Author Jeremy Arnold does a superb job presenting the reasons why a particular film matters." —Raymond Benson, Cinema Retro

Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold with foreword by Robert Osborne. Spanning eight decades of films and featuring the brightest stars ever to grace the silver screen, The Essentials is THE guide to must-see movies from the most trusted authority on film-Turner Classic Movies.

Showcasing 52 Essential films from the golden age to the present, Turner Classic Movies invites you into a world filled with stirring performances, dazzling musical numbers, and bold directorial visions that mark the greatest moments in film history. These are movies that define what it means to be a classic. Readers can enjoy one film per week, for a year of stellar viewing, or indulge in their own classic movie festival.

Turner Classic Movies is the definitive resource for the greatest movies of all time. We entertain and enlighten to show how the entire spectrum of classic movies, movie history, and movie-making touches us all and influences how we think and live today.

About the Author

Jeremy Arnold is a writer and film historian who has written more than 500 programming articles for and has contributed to Moviemaker, Variety, Premiere, and DGA magazines. He has recorded audio commentaries for the DVD releases of several classic films and is the author of Lawrence of Arabia: The Fiftieth Anniversary, a coffee-table book companion to that film's Blu-ray release. Jeremy resides in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Color and B&W photos throughout
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press
  • Performing Arts / Film & Video / Guides & Reviews
Brand:Running Press
Theme: Film and TV
UPC: 9780762459469
Item #: 1707369X
Available Date: 5/3/2016
Model Number: 9780762459469

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