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A century of the world's most satisfying romances and funniest comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers are embraced in this compendium of fifty-four favorite films.

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Kenneth Turan discovered film as a child left undisturbed to watch Million Dollar Movie on WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York, a daily showcase for older Hollywood features. It was then that he developed a love of cinema that never left him and honed his eye for the most acute details and the grandest of scenes.

Not to Be Missed blends cultural criticism, historical anecdotes, and inside-Hollywood controversy. Turan's selection of favorites ranges across all genres. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Sherlock Jr., these are all timeless films, each underscoring the truth of director Ingmar Bergman's observation that "no form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."

"[Not to Be Missed] will surely ignite debate, disdain and delight." ---Kirkus

"This collection is a worthwhile companion to similar books of 'the best in film,' e.g., Roger Ebert's The Great Movies and Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza's The Greatest Movies Ever." ---Library Journal

Not to Be Missed

Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film

Author Kenneth Turan

Narrated by Todd McLaren

Publication date Sep 1, 2014

Running time 10 hrs

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