Book 1

Where's Kevin?

Where's Kevin?

Bantam. 1992

When his family goes on vacation to Miami Beach, Kevin ends up lost in New York City and the reader is asked to find him in pictures of various locations around town.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Quirk Books. 2019

YIKES! Kevin did it again! The beloved sequel to Home Alone is now an adorable picture book for the whole family. It’s the holidays and Kevin doesn’t want to go on his family vacation to Florida. Amid the chaos and confusion of the airport, he accidentally boards the wrong plane and ends up alone (again!) in New York City. Kevin goes sightseeing, checks into a hotel, and enjoys limo rides, all courtesy of his dad’s credit card. But then he makes a shocking discovery: the burglars who tried...

Mainstream Maverick

Mainstream Maverick

University of Texas Press. 2020

In the 1980s and 1990s, John Hughes was one of Hollywood's most reliable hitmakers, churning out beloved teen comedies and family films such as The Breakfast Club and Home Alone, respectively. But was he an artist? Hughes, an adamantly commercial filmmaker who was dismissed by critics, might have laughed at the question. Since his death in 2009, though, he has been memorialized on Oscar night as a key voice of his time. Now the critics lionize him as a stylistic original. Holly Chard traces...

Having a Wonderful Christmas Time Film Guide

Having a Wonderful Christmas Time Film Guide

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Home Front Heroes

Home Front Heroes

McFarland. 2013

This book traces the effects of the feminist and civil rights movements in the construction of Hollywood action heroes. Starting in the late 1980s, action blockbusters regularly have featured masculine figures who choose love and community over the path of the stoic loner committed solely to duty. The American heroic quest of the past 25 years increasingly has involved a reclamation of home, creating a place for the Hero at the hearth, part of a more intimate community with less restrictive...