This deep dive into hundreds of Hollywood’s most iconic and beloved lines is a must-have for every film buff.
"You Talkin’ to Me?" is a fun, fascinating, and exhaustively reported look at all the iconic Hollywood movie quotes we know and love, from Casablanca to Dirty Harry and The Godfather to Mean Girls. Drawing on interviews, archival sleuthing, and behind-the-scenes details, the book examines the origins and deeper meanings of hundreds of film lines: how they’ve impacted, shaped, and reverberated through the culture, defined eras in Hollywood, and become cemented in the modern lexicon. Packed with film stills, sidebars, lists, and other fun detours throughout movie history, the book covers all genres and a diverse range of directors, writers, and audiences.
Edith Head captures the politics of Hollywood, the golden era of studios and starlets, the designer’s ongoing battles with the censors over hemlines, and her unyielding dedication to the craft. Stunningly illustrated with more than 350 images, Head’s legacy lives on in this lavish and comprehensive volume.