The Movies explores film as both high art and vehicle of popular culture. Part I, "Analyzing Films", offers essays on six important films: Secrets of a Soul, The Wizard of Oz, The Silence of the Lambs, The Last Emperor, The King of Comedy, and Menace II Society. Part II, "Making Films", takes the reader behind the camera and includes an interview with the great director Billy Wilder and a memoir by Arthur Miller. Part III, "Screening Films", measures the impact of movies on their audiences. Part IV, collects some compelling recent poems about the movies.
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