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Year of Movies : 365 Films to Watch on the Date They Happened (Hardcover) (Ivan Walters)
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When watching a movie, how many viewers pay attention to some of the finer details of the film before them? While they recognize most of the stars, do certain times or days register in their brains? For instance, does anyone remember what day detention is served by the high schoolers in The Breakfast Club or can guess when aliens first make their presence known inIndependence Day? And perhaps only history buffs or fanatics of Leonardo DiCaprio can cite the exact date the Titanic sunk.In A Year of Movies: 365 Films to Watch on the Date They Happened Ivan Walters provides a selection for every day on the calendar in which at least some of the action in the film takes place. For some films, the entire drama occurs on a very specific day. For other films, such asThe Right Stuff, the date in question is represented in a key scene or two or even for just a few pivotal seconds. Certain films, to be sure, are obvious candidates for inclusion in this book. What other movie would make sense to watch on February 2nd thanGroundhog Day? Is there a more appropriate film to consider for June 6th thanThe Longest Day? Representing a variety of genres—from comedies and dramas to westerns and film noir—these films offer fans a unique viewing opportunity.While the principal audience for this book will be film buffs, the casual viewer can also use the book to help him or her answer a common question: What should I watch tonight? While providing an answer,A Year of Movies might also introduce readers to some films they may not have otherwise considered. Aimed at movie fans and casual viewers, this book is also ideal for libraries that want to create a unique program for their patrons.
Number of Pages: 443
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / Reference, Film + Video / History + Criticism
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Ivan Walters
Street Date: November 12, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6464
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