This is an authoritative and extraordinary guide to the newest 50 films, chosen by the National Film Registry, from 2009/10. "America's Film Legacy, 2009-2010" is a guide to the most significant films ever made in the United States. Unlike opinionated 'Top 100' and arbitrary 'Best of' lists, these are the real thing: groundbreaking films that make up the backbone of American cinema. Each of the 50 newest titles in the National Film Registry is covered in a detailed essay that includes cast, credits, and major awards, as well as screening information and film stills. From well-known movies like "The Muppet Movie" and "Dog Day Afternoon", to more obscure films, like "Jezebel" and "Hot Dogs for Gauguin", Daniel Eagan's beautifully written and updated edition is for anyone who loves American movies and who wants to learn more about them.
Daniel Eagan has worked for Warner Bros., MGM, and other studios as a researcher and story analyst. He edited HBO's Guide to Movies on Videocassette and Cable TV (HarperCollins) and MGM: When the Lion Roars (Turner Publishing), to which he also contributed articles. He currently writes for The Hollywood Reporter and Film Journal, and lives in New York City.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; How to Read the Entries; The 50 Films, in Chronological Order; An Alphabetical List of the Films; The 50 Films.