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By Tom Stempel

ISBN-10: 0813121833

ISBN-13: 9780813121833

" a distinct point of view on part a century of yank cinema -- from the audience's viewpoint. Tom Stempel is going past the reviews reviewers, targeting the evaluations of normal humans. He lines transferring traits in style and flavor, interpreting and wondering the facility motion pictures have in American society. Stempel blends viewers reaction together with his personal observations and analyzes field workplace effects that establish the flicks humans really went to work out, not only these praised by way of the critics. fending off statistical precis, he offers the result of a survey on videos and moviegoing within the respondents' personal phrases -- phrases that shock, amuse, and aggravate. The moviegoers reply: "Big undesirable airplane, giant undesirable bike, and large undesirable Kelly McGillis." -- On best Gun "All i will be able to bear in mind have been the slave women and the Golden Calf series and the way it acquired me excited. My mom and dad should have been very happy with my enthusiasm for the Bible." -- On why a seven-year-old boy stayed as much as watch the 10 Commandments "I realized the advantageous artwork of seduction by means of staring at Faye Dunaway smolder." -- A woman's response to seeing Bonnie and Clyde "At age fifteen Jesus stated he will be again, he simply did not say what he might glance like." -- On E.T. "Quasimodo is each 7th grader." -- On why The Hunchback of Notre Dame may still play good with middle-schoolers "A moronic, very 'Hollywoody' script, and a number of dancing teddy bears." -- On go back of the Jedi "I could not support yet imagine how Mad journal could lampoon this." -- at the Exorcist

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It turned out that the girls were only trying to get their boyfriends jealous . . to the point of them wanting to kick our asses. But I got the best end of the deal that day. Lyle and I both scammed on those two girls that day, but the girl Lyle was with was the most troublesome. She tried to get him beat up outside the theatre. The boyfriends waited with their girls in front of the box office for us three. Lyle’s date asked him for a cigarette, which he obliged. The girl took the cigarette from Lyle, and her hand brushed against his.

There was certainly both a carnal and a comic appeal, but I was much more taken with her partner in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Jane Russell, and not particularly because of Russell’s famous superstructure. Russell not only seemed a little more grown-up than Monroe, but she seemed smarter. Smart, older women have always appealed to me. Having revealed my preference, I can easily explain my crush on Paramount’s Audrey Hepburn, but how can I explain being infatuated with Fox’s Terry Moore?

She wanted him to travel with her, but “I did not want to sell myself out to her. I was really confused. A friend of mine suggested that I watch Sunset Boulevard. ” Shortly before Sunset Boulevard was released, Betty Comden and Adolph Green arrived at MGM to write a new musical. ”2 Their 16 American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing film Singin’ in the Rain (1952) was an immediate hit both with Hollywood and with the general audience. The same producer’s An American in Paris (1951), a more self-consciously arty musical, won the Academy Award for Best Picture the year before.

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