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Ty Burr

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 Best Old Movies for Families
Written by Ty Burr
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2007
$20.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9686-2 (1-4000-9686-3)

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






Gods Like Us
Written by Ty Burr
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39084-4 (0-307-39084-5)

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...

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