A Christmas Story: Behind The Scenes Of A Holiday Classic by Caseen GainesA Christmas Story: Behind The Scenes Of A Holiday Classic by Caseen Gaines

A Christmas Story: Behind The Scenes Of A Holiday Classic

byCaseen Gaines

Hardcover | October 1, 2013

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The definitive guide to everything fans want to know about A Christmas Story shares the inside story behind the film's Production, release, and unlikely ascent to the top of popular culture. From Jean Shepherd's original radio broadcasts to Bob Clark's 1983 sleeper hit film and beyond, A Christmas Story has become a beloved Yuletide tradition over the last three decades. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release, this is the untold story of the making of the film, and what happened afterwards. Ralphie Parker's quest for a Red Ryder air rifle didn't end with the movie's release; the tale inspired massive VHS sales, a Broadway Production, and a mountain of merchandise. Complete with rare and previously unreleased photographs, now fans of the movie and film buffs alike can lean all they didn't know about the timeless classic.

Caseen Gaines is a pop culture enthusiast who has won awards for essays on The Flip Wilson Show and the Planet of the Apes film series. He is a high school English teacher, the cofounder of Hackensack Theatre Company, and the author of Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse. He lives in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Title:A Christmas Story: Behind The Scenes Of A Holiday ClassicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.63 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770411402

ISBN - 13:9781770411401

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall in love with A Christmas Story all over again! A greater appreciation of not only filmmaking but of this perennial holiday classic is assured upon reading this tome! Bob Clark's insights and insistence on making this film after his 1982 summer hit film, Porky's, is a riveting and must read for fans of this funny, quirky, politically incorrect and heartwarming Christmas classic.
Date published: 2017-11-23

Editorial Reviews

"A Christmas Story, everyone's favorite modern holiday classic, finally gets the extraordinary book it deserves. Caseen Gaines' comprehensive, insightful and beautifully illustrated look at Ralphie Parker and his family will make perennial viewings of this beloved comedy an even richer and more entertaining tradition." -Jeremy Kinser, Queerty