Chick Flicks : A Girl's Guide to the Movies
Bette Davis walking off the boat in Now Voyager, the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, Bill Murray backing off into the crowd, away from Scarlet Johanssen in Lost in Translation -- all are seminal chick-flick moments, and, as such, are often passed over in more traditional (ie male) film guides. The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks seeks to make amends: written by and for women, you won't find lengthy pieces on Hitchcock's lighting engineers, Fellini's use of suture or Antonioni's representation of the sixties in Blow-Up. Rather, a witty, sassy and irreverent guide to what video to get out when the girls come round for a pizza: Eric Rohmer's Full Moon in Paris? Or Dirty Dancing? Mr Wonderful? Or Singles?
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 136 x 174 x 36mm | 458.13g
- 25 Feb 2005
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'A sassy guide' THE MIRROR 'Useful and entertaining, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read.' EMPIRE 'No girls night in should be without this.' NEW WOMAN 'This fascinating guide is great for avoiding testosterone-filled dross.' REAL 'Non-anorakish and just what you need to tune a Friday night to perfection.' RED
About Jo Berry
Jo Berry, a former features editor at Empire Magazine, has written on film for numerous publications including the Guardian, Maxim, the Radio Times and Eve Magazine. She's also a co-writer to 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. A former NME writer and movie publicist, Angie Errigo is a regular contributor to Empire Magazine. She also writes on film for The Sunday Times, Maxim, Sky and Metro. A former NME writer and movie publicist, Angie Errigo is a regular contributor to Empire Magazine. She also writes on film for The Sunday Times, Maxim, Sky and Metro.