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The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks: The Romance, the Glamour, the Tears, and More!
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Chick flicks rule at the box office. The highest grossing movie of all time is still Titanic, and the success of these films grows every year, as many are now breaking the coveted $100 million mark. In a lively celebration of chick flicks past and present, The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks is packed with recommendations and glam photos, so every aficionado can feel like a pretty woman. Much more than an examination of individual movies, The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks has experts explore the elements that make a movie a chick flick and offer insights into the archetypes—the bad boy, the Cinderella, the misfit—that are essential ingredients for any film with girl power. Culled from interviews with stylists, choreographers, and many others, The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks features:
• Chick flick recommendations for every day of the year
• Recipes for disaster, heartbreak, and fried green tomatoes
• Signature fashions, from the Flashdance ripped sweatshirt to the pink suit featured in Legally Blonde
• Essential viewing from the classics to the undiscovered gems, and suggestions for must-have DVDs
• The inside dirt on Hollywood hunks
Packed with photos and original illustrations, fun lists and sidebars, this tribute is as delicious as the films it celebrates.
A must-have guide to the most underrated films of all time: chick flicks!
Whether you need to heal a broken heart, have a case of the “mean reds,” or are just yearning for a cozy night at home, nothing is more satisfying than a good chick flick. Now theres finally a book that celebrates the genre that has brought you the tearjerkers and Cinderella stories that have been your guilty pleasure for years.
Inside, Kim Adelman, author of The Girls Guide to Elvis and The Girls Guide to Country, shares:
A full years worth of chick flicks
Cinemas most memorable fashion statements
Hundreds of DVD recommendations
Little-known gems waiting to be discovered
The best sequels to your favorite films
A chance to test your chick-flick IQ
Recipes for disaster, heartbreak, and fried green tomatoes
The inside dirt on Hollywood hunks
The chick flick Hall of Fame
And much, much more
Youll find this photo-packed guidebook to be as entertaining as the films it honors.
In a lively celebration of chick flicks past and present, this resource is packed with recommendations and glam photos, so every aficionado can feel like a pretty woman.
About the Author
Filmmaker KIM ADELMAN has presented her work at the Sundance Film Festival and is the author of The Girls’ Guide to Elvis and The Girls’ Guide to Country. She lives in Los Angeles.
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