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Moving Places: A Life at the Movies

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This one is in Good condition! There is at least one page with underlining in pencil; There is a small stain on the bottom of pages 1 and 2; some slight dog-earring; There are some scuffs/spots on the back cover; A bookstore sticker on the back cover; corners of cover are slightly dog-earred/peeling; other minor cover/shelf wear; Text appears otherwise clean! A great book, ready to read! See pictures! SercelShop is a family business! Books and other products are hand-selected, packed, and shipped by a husband and wife team from Alabama. If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. We appreciate your business! --The Sercels

ISBN: 9780520089075

Publisher's Description:
"Moving Places is the brilliant account of a life steeped in and shaped by the movies―part autobiography, part film analysis, part social history. Jonathan Rosenbaum, one of America's most gifted film critics, began his moviegoing in the 1950s in small-town Alabama, where his family owned and managed a chain of theaters.

Starting in the Deep South of his boyhood, Rosenbaum leads us through a series of "screen memories," making us aware of movies as markers of the past―when and where we saw them, with whom, and what we did afterward. The mood swings easily from sensual and poignant regret to screwball exuberance, punctuated along the way by a tribute to the glamorous Grace Kelly of Rear Window, a meditation on The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its improbable audience-community, and an extended riff on Rosenbaum's encounters with On Moonlight Bay.

Moving Places, originally published in 1980, is reissued now both as a companion to the author's latest critical volume, Placing Movies, and as a means of introducing a new generation of film buffs to this unique and often hilarious exploration of going to the movies."