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Title:
He rents, she rents : the ultimate guide to the best women's films and guy movies
Author:
Roeper, Richard.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1999.
Physical Description:
210 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312198978
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN1998 .R565 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Video-store wars of the sexes have raged for years now, with the bloodiest battles usually reserved for the Foreign and Action aisles. But can't we all just get along? In He Rents, She Rents , Richard Roeper and Laurie Viera get to the heart of the cinematic schism between the sexes. While there's no guarantee that this book can heal old video-rental relationship scars, it can certainly provide an unprecedented peek into the logic behind the continued popularity of the Die Hard trilogy: HE SAYS: You've got your car chases, your fistfights, your gun battles, your explosions, your male bonding, your memorable one-liners, your great drinking scenes, and yeah, your female nudity factor. The more of these elements I find in a film, the more likely I am to recommend it. SHE SAYS: Silly me. When I'm watching a film, I look for grand passions, scintillating dialogue, women who do more than just serve as window dressing, men who do more than just grunt in monosyllabic utterances, fabulous clothes...and yeah, a nicely formed, scantily clad male bod is always a welcome bonus. So maybe there's more middle ground than previously suspected. Complete with photos and undeniably hilarious, He Rents, She Rents is a must-read before your next trip to the video store.


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