The Best Old Movies for Families

The Best Old Movies for Families

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If a child can watch Barney, cana€™t that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldna€™t they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), womena€™s weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is that theya€™ll follow because theya€™ll have learned that a€œolda€ does not necessarily mean a€œnext channel, please.a€ Here is an impassioned and eminently readable guide that introduces the delights of the golden age of movies. Ty Burr has come up with a winning prescription for children brought up on Hollywood junk food. FOR THE LITTLE ONES (Ages 3a€”6): Fast-paced movies that are simple without being unsophisticated, plainspoken without being dumbed down. Singina€™ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby are perfect. FOR THE ONES IN BETWEEN (Ages 7a€”12): a€œKiller stories, a€ placing easily grasped characters in situations that start simply and then throw curveballs. The African Queen and Some Like It Hot do the job well. FOR THE OLDER ONES (Ages 13+): Burr recommends relating old movies to teensa€™ contemporary favorites: without Hitchcock, there could be no The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, without Brando, no Johnny Depp. From the Trade Paperback edition.A Guide to Watching Together Ty Burr. wooda#39;s hall of mirrors onto endless variations in style, behavior, morals. There is so much out there if you have the least idea where to look. If you dona#39;t, maybe this book can help. The first obstacle youa#39;llanbsp;...

Title:The Best Old Movies for Families
Author: Ty Burr
Publisher:Anchor - 2008-12-10

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