New York Times Essential Library Children's Movies A

An indispensable guide for parents from a leading expert on children's filmFor years Peter M Nichols has been offering vital advice and information for parents about current movies in his regular Taking the Children column But parents need the same kind of guidance when renting or buying videos and DVDs for their family They may know that movies such as Toy Story and Chicken Run are good choices for their children but Nichols helps parents go beyond the obvious choices to unconventional movies like The African Queen and Some Like It Hot From the classics of animation to a host of great comedies and dramas Nichols provides a knowing and illuminating guide to one hundred great cinematic worksEach brief original essay not only explains why the children will enjoy the film but also allows Nichols to offer timely bits of film history and to discuss certain films in a larger cultural context Nichols's knowledge and understanding of films is broad and deep and many of his choices especially of films that we might not have thought of as children's films will surprise and delight readers


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    New York Times Essential Library Children's Movies A Critic's Guide to the Best Films Available on Video and DVDSurprisingly insightful to some classic films however some reviews suggest that some movies are inappropriate yet seem to me to be innocent films such as Bogie and Hepburn’s ‘Africa Queen’ but the author has no real issue with Ghostbusters“At first Hollywood was stumped by ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ The studios needed a genre to put it in also here was a story with no romance and little action no profanity either by the way”Producer Pakula said of Gregory Peck “I must say the man and the character he played were not unlike” p28235