Gene Kelly (from It's Always Fair Weather - 1955)

Ten Movies at a Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood and America 1930-1970

Publication Date: October 1, 2017

From the advent of the talkies to the emergence of the ratings system, this book covers four decades of American movies, notably the glory days of the studio system, or, as it is more glamorously tagged, the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Through reviews of 350 representative films, TEN MOVIES AT A TIME tells an alternative, idiosyncratic history of the movies, focusing on the trends, the sub-genres, the cultural and historical shifts, offering, in the process, the parallel story of America itself.

Here's a vibrant vision of just how the movies traveled from 1930 to 1970, enhanced by lively and piercing perceptions of the 350 movies highlighted. Whether they are wonderful or terrible, beloved or forgotten, significant or routine, each one contributes something worthy to the conversation about our film legacy.

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