Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics (Turner Classic Movies) (Hardcover)

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Turner Classic Movies presents a festival of sunshine classics—movies that capture the spirit of the most carefree season of the year—complete with behind-the-scenes stories, reviews, vacation inspiration, and a trove of photos.

Summer Movies is your guide to 30 sun-drenched classics that—through beach parties, road trips, outdoor sports, summer camp, or some intangible mood that brings the heat—manage to keep summer alive year-round. Packed with production details, stories from the set, and more than 150 color and black-and-white photos, the book takes an in-depth look at films from the silent era to the present that reflect the full range of how summer has been depicted on screen, both by Hollywood and by international filmmakers. Featured titles include Moon Over Miami (1941), State Fair (1945), Key Largo (1948), Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Parent Trap (1961), The Endless Summer (1964), Jaws (1975), Caddyshack (1980), Dirty Dancing (1987), Do the Right Thing (1989), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Call Me by Your Name (2017), and many more.

About the Author

John Malahy is a cinephile whose passion for film history has been instrumental in his career at Turner Classic Movies. Though an avid world traveler and summer movie enthu­siast, he has never been on a surfboard, but he hopes to someday. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

Praise For…

“The author has a way with words that makes this book a delight to read and the design of the book is just absolutely stunning. It's a compact size which makes it the perfect book to pop into your summer tote bag and bring with you to the beach…. This is another winner from the TCM and Running Press line of books!”
 —Raquel Stecher, Out of the Past

"This fun compendium will delight trip planners who like their vacations movie-oriented, as well as everyone who loves classic films."
 —Rosellen Brewer, Library Journal Review

"By and large, this latest TCM Collection volume projects a family-friendly vibe, with many listings that will appeal to group gatherings.  The hundreds of photos will attract the younger set, and the text will light the way toward paths that explore a panoply of film genres."—Book Reviews, David Marshall James

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762499298
ISBN-10: 076249929X
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Turner Classic Movies