"Movies, more than any other technological breakthrough, made their mark on the world. Movies haven’t just contributed to our everyday, work-a-day world making it more convenient and efficient. They have touched our hearts, our minds, and our souls. Their influence pervades our lives—our society. In Movies, author Joan M. Steele offers a glimpse into the movie world.
An avid movie-goer from the age of six and throughout her lifetime, she presents a celebration of the movie world, especially Hollywood at the end of the 1930s and into the 1950s. In Movies, she discusses Hollywood, how movies have colored our world, and the stars and the actors who have made an impact on the industry. The author shares a list of great movies, actor’s roles, and remarkable movie scenes. She examines with a low-key pervasive criticism.
Movies tell how the motion pictures have been a significant part of author’s life; they intruded, taught, amused, and gave vicarious pleasure. They have offered escape and relaxation like no other."