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Movies (and Other Things) - by Shea Serrano (Hardcover)

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  • INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERBARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLERAMAZON BESTSELLER"Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B..
  • About the Author: Shea Serrano's most recent book, Basketball (And Other Things), was, among other things, a #1 New York Times bestseller and selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads of the year.
  • 256 Pages
  • Performing Arts, Film

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About the Book



Many things happen in Serrano's latest book, all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only he can provide.



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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER
AMAZON BESTSELLER
"Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review

Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one.

Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things).

One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day?

Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies.

Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.



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PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR SHEA SERRANO
"Shea Serrano's Basketball (And Other Things) is equal parts hilarious and enlightening...this is the ultimate book on basketball fandom."--NPR

"...hilarious and insightful..."--Men's Journal

"[Shea Serrano is] America's foremost chronicler of pop minutiae."--Texas Monthly

"Cleverly written and beautifully illustrated...It's a must for any basketball fan."--Esquire

"Even if you're a basketball novice or die-hard Spurs fan like Shea, this is a perfect companion to his Rap Year Book: full of myths, what-ifs, and hyperspecific fanaticism."--Vulture

"Paging through Serrano's MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B. [MOVIES] is like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried. With a foreword by John Leguizamo and afterword by Don Cheadle, movie buffs have no excuse not to lose themselves in this oddball book."--The New York Times



About the Author



Shea Serrano's most recent book, Basketball (And Other Things), was, among other things, a #1 New York Times bestseller and selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads of the year. His previous book, The Rap Year Book, was also a New York Times bestseller, and is being turned into a documentary that will air on AMC in 2019. Currently, he is a staff writer for The Ringer.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 7.7 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film
Publisher: Twelve
Theme: History & Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Author: Shea Serrano
Language: English
Street Date: October 8, 2019
TCIN: 76631089
UPC: 9781538730195
Item Number (DPCI): 248-95-1658
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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