Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

Richard Corliss


Turner vintage video clips and movie historian Richard Corliss current Mom within the video clips: the enduring reveal moms you're keen on (and a couple of you like to Hate), the definitive, totally illustrated ebook that stocks the various methods Hollywood has celebrated, vilified and another way memorialized expensive previous Mom.

With a foreword written by means of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, and sidebar essays through Eva Marie Saint, Illeana Douglas, Jane Powell, Sam Robards, and Tippi Hedren, this publication is choked with a tremendous selection of images and movie stills. Mom within the Movies makes a superb present for any mom—and for somebody 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 comparable to I take into account Mama and Places within the Heart, in addition to Surrogate mothers, like Ginger Rogers in Bachelor Mother, 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 ebook on motion picture mothers will be whole with no Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate.

From the comfortable All-American mother to the terrifying Mommie Dearest or the protecting Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, in terms of moms at the silver monitor, it takes every kind. With Mom within the Movies, Richard Corliss and Turner vintage videos carry these many mothers vividly to existence, in phrases and photographs.

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