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Moving Places: A Life at the Movies

Moving Places: A Life at the Movies

Jonathan Rosenbaum

ISBN: 9780520089075

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"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."
Originally published in 1980, "Moving Places" is reissued now both as a companion volume to the author's latest book and as a means of introducing a new generation of film buffs to this unique, often humorous exploration of one man's life at the movies.
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