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The 50 Movie Starter Kit by Ty Burr
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The 50 Movie Starter Kit by Ty Burr
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Oct 02, 2012 | ISBN 9780345804945

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Praise for Ty Burr’s The Best Old Movies for Families:

“Every parent has asked for Ty Burr’s book. Every movie-mad child will steal it from the parents. This is a guide to classic movies for kids, written with verve, humor, and pep. A winner.”
—David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

“Terrific, necessary, and carried out with integrity, intelligence, sensitivity, and totally without condescension. Ty Burr’s book can lead to a lot of pleasure—of the life-long kind.”
—Peter Bogdanovich

“A treasure, a delight, and quite possibly a marriage-saver as well. Ty Burr’s advice on when, how, and even why to share with our children the movies we cherish from our own youth is funny, hip, and wise. My ten-year-old stole the book right out of my hands.”
—Julia Glass, National Book Award-Winning Author of Three Junes

Praise for Ty Burr’s Gods Like Us:

Gods Like Us is an entertaining, wide-ranging account of the way movies created a new kind of fame, and changed the world in the process. Ty Burr’s encyclopedic history of movie stardom is gossipy (in the best of sense of the word) and insightful, and his cultural analysis is as provocative as it persuasive.”
—Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers

“The sharp, illuminating Gods Like Us is as enjoyable and addictive as the greatest bucket of movie popcorn you’ve ever had. For anyone who loves cinema, this is a ‘must own’ book.”
—Dennis Lehane, author of Live by Night and Mystic River

“[A] solid analysis of celebrity. . . . In this fascinating cultural study, film critic Burr explores the rise of stars in the early film industry…. Burr chronicles the star system—silents, talkies, movie factories, postwar studios—while citing factors such as television (‘evoked not glamour, but ordinariness’), music (Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna), MTV, HBO, and YouTube (‘teenagers have at their disposal the fundamental moviemaking facilities of a Hollywood studio in the 1930s’).”
Publishers Weekly

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