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Burr, Ty

Overview
Works: 10 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 1,654 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: P96.C35, 306.48
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Most widely held works by Ty Burr
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame by Ty Burr( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How--and why--do we focus on those individuals we come to call stars? How does stardom both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars' images changed over the past hundred years? What does celebrity mean if people can become famous simply for being famous? Ty Burr answers these questions in this lively, wonderfully anecdotal history of stardom--both its blessings and its curses, for the star and the stargazer alike. From Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin, to Archie Leach (a.k.a. Cary Grant), Ruby Stevens (a.k.a. Barbara Stanwyck), and Marion Morrison (a.k.a. John Wayne), to Jim Belushi, Tom Cruise, and Julia Roberts, to such no-cal stars of today as the Kardashians and the new online celebrity (i.e., you and me), Burr takes us on a brilliantly insightful and entertaining journey through the modern fame game at its flashiest, its most indulgent, occasionally its most tragic and, ultimately, its most culturally revealing."--
The best old movies for families : a guide to watching together by Ty Burr( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a child can watch Barney, can't that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn't they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women's weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is yes once they've have learned that "old" does not necessarily mean "next channel, please." Here is a guide that introduces the delights of the golden age of movies. FOR THE LITTLE ONES (Ages 3 to 6): Fast-paced movies that are simple without being unsophisticated, plainspoken without being dumbed down. Singin' in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby are perfect. FOR THE ONES IN BETWEEN (Ages 7 to 12): "Killer stories," placing easily grasped characters in situations that start simply and then throw curveballs. The African Queen and Some Like It Hot do the job well. FOR THE OLDER ONES (Ages 13+): Burr recommends relating old movies to teens' contemporary favorites: without Hitchcock, there could be no The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; without Brando, no Johnny Depp
The 100 greatest movies of all time by Ty Burr( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're the top 100 "must-see" movies in all the important genres, as ranked by the editors of Entertainment Weekly. From musicals to mysteries, cowboys to classics, sci-fi to sleepers, funny films to funny fare--from movies you'd expect to movies that might surprise you this indispensable guide offers reviews, behind-the-scenes interviews, little known facts and trivia
The 50 movie starter kit : what you need to know if you want to know what you're talking about by Ty Burr( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ebook exclusive, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr introduces the fifty films every movie lover must know. This carefully curated list of great movies spans over a century of filmmaking, from the silent era to the last decade, from American favorites to international classics. Including recognized masterpieces such as "City Lights" and "Casablanca," as well as more recent movies like "Aliens" and "Fight Club," Burr has given readers what is essentially an engaging, accessible Film 101 class. Short entries discuss the significance of each movie, the reason for its greatness, and why it has become a part of our shared culture of movie-making. He also includes suggestions for further viewing, delving deeper into the works of featured directors like Hitchcock, Fellini, Sturges, and Kurosawa. In a media environment that gives endless entertainment options'including an intimidating amount of medicore films'Ty Burr has written an expert guide to the movies that are guaranteed to please readers, and increase their cinematic knowledge. It is a perfect book for movie-lovers who are just getting acquainted with the immense catalog of great cinema available to us today
Alternative advisor by Ty Burr( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tech Tuesday-DVD's( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital versatile discs -- better known as DVDs -- are the fastest growing technology ever. Now that twenty five percent of American households own a DVD player, join Kojo possibilities
Movie talk at the library with Boston Globe movie critics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An evening of movie entertainment with Ty Burr and Wesley Morris. They talk about how they do their job in evaluating forthcoming movies, what the qualifications are, the plusses and minusses are just some of the subjects covered. After their talk they open the floor to questions which as Ty says is where "a lot of the good stuff comes out."
The best old movies for families : a guide to watching together by Ty Burr( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The best old movies for children : a parent's guide to watching together by Ty Burr( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A frozen hell dangling from an icy crevasse, a wounded mountaineer is cut free by his partner [article] by Ty Burr( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review of the docudrama "Touching the void" retells the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, two young mountaineers who climbed the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. The harrowing events on their descent from the mountain are reenacted in the film as each climber recounts his personal journey. (SLNSW Infocus item 2342)
 
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Alternative Names
Ty Burr American film critic

Ty Burr Amerikaans filmcriticus

Тай Бёрр американский кинокритик

タイ・バリ

泰·伯爾

泰·布爾

泰·布林

Languages
English (23)