Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a by Richard Corliss

By Richard Corliss

Turner vintage videos and picture historian Richard Corliss current mother within the videos: the enduring monitor moms you like (and a number of you're keen on to Hate), the definitive, totally illustrated publication that stocks the numerous methods Hollywood has celebrated, vilified and another way memorialized pricey outdated Mom.

With a foreword written via Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, and sidebar essays via Eva Marie Saint, Illeana Douglas, Jane Powell, Sam Robards, and Tippi Hedren, this ebook is choked with a big selection of pictures and picture stills. mother within the video clips makes a superb present for any mom—and for someone with a mom who oughta be in images.

Here, you'll meet the legal mothers, like Shelley Winters in Bloody Mama, and the eccentric Showbiz mothers, together with these from Gypsy and Postcards from the Edge. You’ll additionally locate nice American mothers, as hot and nourishing as apple pie, in videos similar to I keep in mind Mama and Places within the Heart, besides Surrogate mothers, like Ginger Rogers in Bachelor mom, Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame, Dianne Wiest in Edward Scissorhands and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. And who can fail to remember the baddest moms of all? No e-book on motion picture mothers will be whole with no Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate.

From the comfy All-American mother to the terrifying Mommie Dearest or the protecting Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, by way of moms at the silver display, it takes all types. With mother within the videos, Richard Corliss and Turner vintage videos convey these many mothers vividly to lifestyles, in phrases and photographs.

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Dot moved ahead of me down to the bottom, where she stopped. When I got there I saw why. The stairs let out into a large, dark room. The floor ended halfway across it, and beyond that, at either side, to the left and right, under the arching roof, were open tunnels. From one tunnel opening to the other ran a pair of gleaming rails. We were standing on a subway platform. Dot walked to the end of the platform and shined the flashlight up the tunnel. The rails gleamed away into the distance. “This doesn’t look like the safe,” I said.

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