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The Essentials Vol. 2: 52 More Must-See Movies and Why They Matter (Turner Classic Movies) Paperback – 12 November 2020

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“Film historian and author Arnold (Christmas in the Movies) returns for a second bite at the classics apple with this delightful sequel to 2016’s The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter… Arnold’s knowledge is vast, and the joyful tone of his sprightly writing is infectious. With a foreword by current TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, an index and an extensive bibliography, and a list of all the films screened on The Essentials, this book will please film buffs of all ages and levels of cinema knowledge.”―Library Journal starred review

"As in the first collection of essays, Jeremy Arnold provides background information and perspective on each title, while the publisher frames all of this in a handsome package with carefully-chosen stills....You can't go wrong revisiting any of [these] movies and you'll enjoy rekindling thoughts and memories of them in this appealing and well-written survey."―Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian

“Lavishly illustrated and intelligently written… The new Volume 2 handsomely complements Volume 1 design-wise and sits neatly on the shelf beside its older brother.”―Raymond Benson, Cinema Retro

“A clear and concise breakdown of why these movies are worth your time… This is the perfect gift for someone that wants to get into classic movies but has no idea where to start.”―Journeys in Classic Film

“A sequel that is better than the original.”―DVD Corner

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A tie-in with the popular Turner Classic Movies series and a new edition of a TCM Library favorite, The Essentials Vol. 2 presents an even more intriguing, engrossing, and outstanding collection of must-see movie viewing.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Running Press Adult (12 November 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0762469390
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0762469390
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 kg 100 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.92 x 3.05 x 23.24 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Every Page. Can’t Wait For a Third!
Reviewed in the United States on 22 October 2020
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C. M Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars 52 more essential films will take you away from these stressful time for movie magic time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from the TV Library
Reviewed in the United States on 24 October 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jeremy Arnold’s book is an essential must-read for movie lovers…and others
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent addition to Volume 1!
Reviewed in the United States on 18 December 2020
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