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50 Classic Movies You Should Know About (so you can impress your friends)

Much of pop culture revolves around references to 20th Century classic movies, from comments made by your favorite TV show character to jokes going around school, fashion trends and song lyrics. And if you don’t know the movies, you can be left in the dark. Reel Culture (November 2009; Zest Books; $12.99 US; 176 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-1-9) is the quintessential cinematic cheat sheet for any teen who’s ever wondered which actress first wore an LBD (little black dress) or who said “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.”

Reel Culture explores 50 moves that have highly influenced youth culture today. Each entry includes:

• Snappy film synopsis and cast list
• Famous lines and most memorable moments
• Little-known tidbits about the films, directors, and actors
• Explanations of how each movie influenced culture and cinema
• Official movie stills

 
For more information, review copies, author interviews, excerpts or images, please contact Zest Books publicity department at 415.777.8654 or publicity@zestbooks.net.

Reel Culture
50 Classic Movies You Should Know About (so you can impress your friends)

by Mimi O’Connor
November 2009; $12.99 US;
176 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 14+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-1-9

Mimi O’Connor is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is also the author of The Dictionary of High School B.S. and The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit. Learn more about Mimi at mimioconnor.com