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This is a fantastic book for anyone who loves movies, and it's also a wonderful book for students of film and critism. I would recommend it to anyone and have!
Like the author, I was a movie kid. I'm a bit younger, and from a different country, but when I was a kid we had a local channel that offered "old" movies in the dead spot in the afternoon before the news and prime time. I can't remember what it was called now, but I started watching it regularly when I was quite young, around seven. I loved the musicals at that age, but as I grew, I also expanded, first into screw ball comedies and then into film noir and everything else. I loved it all.
That love of classic movies - and film in general - has continued through my life, so listening to this book was a delight on so many levels. The reviews of old favourites were a delight, as I nodded and laughed along with Turan's assessments. And I now have a healthy list of books and other great films to check out, too, thanks to Turan.
Todd McClaren was an excellent choice to narrate. He did a lovely job handing the voices - tricky to do when so many of the people quoted are familiar to so many people. For an audiobook, one doesn't want a Rich Little approach, and yet, the narrator has to attempt to catch the essence of the famous person's voice, and McClaren does a lovely job of doing just that.
Overall, a very satisfying listening experience, one I am sharing with my son and other movie enthusiasts, and a book I know I'll listen to again - in much the same way I revisit favourite movies.