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Ty Burr is the film critic for The Boston Globe. For more than a decade he wrote about movies for Entertainment Weekly, and he has also served in the film acquisitions department of HBO. He estimates that after thirty years of serious movie-watching, he has seen on the order of 10,680 films. On a good day, he remembers 7,000 of them.

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The 50 Movie Starter Kit
What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You're Talking About
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $2.99

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The Best Old Movies for Families
A Guide to Watching Together
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

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The Best Old Movies for Families
A Guide to Watching Together
Written by Ty Burr


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $20.00

If a child can watch Barney, can’t that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn’t they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women’s weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is that they’ll follow because they’ll... Read more >
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

With 8 Pages of Black-and-White Photographs

In this captivating history of stardom, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr traces our obsession with fame from the dawn of cinema through the age of the Internet. Why do we obsess over the individuals we come to call stars? How has both the image of... Read more >
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

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