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The Essentials - (Turner Classic Movies) by Jeremy Arnold & Turner Classic Movies (Paperback)

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At head of title: TCM Turner Classic Movies.



Book Synopsis



Showcasing 52 Essential films from the silent era through the 1980s, 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.

Since its inception on Turner Classic Movies in 2001, The Essentials has become the ultimate series for movie lovers to expand their knowledge of must-see cinema and discover or revisit landmark films that have had a lasting impact on audiences everywhere.

Based on the TCM series, The Essentials book showcases fifty-two must-see movies from the silent era through the early 1980s. Readers can enjoy one film per week, for a year of stellar viewing, or indulge in their own classic movie festival. Some long-championed classics appear within these pages; other selections may surprise you. Each film is profiled with insightful notes on why it's an Essential, a guide to must-see moments, and running commentary from TCM's Robert Osborne and Essentials guest hosts past and present, including Sally Field, Drew Barrymore, Alec Baldwin, Rose McGowan, Carrie Fisher, Molly Haskell, Peter Bogdanovich, Sydney Pollack, and Rob Reiner.

Featuring full-color and black-and-white photography of the greatest stars in movie history, The Essentials is your curated guide to fifty-two films that define the meaning of the word "classic."



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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, leonardmaltin.com

"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



About the Author



Jeremy Arnold is a film historian, commentator, and the author of the Turner Classic Movies titles The Essentials and Christmas in the Movies. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Since its inception on Turner Classic Movies in 2001, The Essentials has become the ultimate series for movie lovers to expand their knowledge of must-see cinema and discover or revisit landmark films that have had a lasting impact on audiences everywhere.

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.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 7.4 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film
Series Title: Turner Classic Movies
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Theme: Guides & Reviews
Format: Paperback
Author: Jeremy Arnold & Turner Classic Movies
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 50773515
UPC: 9780762459469
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5560
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 7.4 inches width x 9 inches height
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