Thursday 23 January 2020

Book ~ "Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies" (2020) Wendy Mitchell

From Goodreads ~ This charming and adorable collection of the best cinematic dogs is sure to delight dog lovers and movie-goers alike. 

The Citizen Canine pack includes sixty of the bravest, cutest, and furriest pooches ever to grace the silver screen. From top-billed hounds like Lassie and Benji to comedic scene-stealers like Asta from "Bringing Up Baby" and Puffy from "There's Something About Mary", all your favorite furry friends are here. 

Whether you have a canine companion or just wish you did, "Citizen Canine" is your perfect guide to dogs, movies, and the magical moments when they come together.

If you like dogs and movies (and dogs in movies!), you'll like this book.

This book celebrates a diverse range of canine acting over the last 100 years ... the talented pooches, the caring and dedicated trainers who bring out the best in them and the actors and directors who find the best way to work with their canine co-stars on set.

The first dog is Mut, a mixed breed who played Scraps in A Dog's Life in 1918 with Charlie Chaplin.  The last dog is Harley, a pug who played Patrick in Patrick in 2018.  Others include Toto (The Wizard of Oz [1939]) Lassie (Lassie Come Home [1943]), Yeller (Old Yeller [1957]), Old Dan and Little Ann (Where the Red Fern Grows [1974]), Benji (Benji [1974]), Hooch (Turner & Hooch [1989]), Puffy (There's Something About Mary [1998]), Bruiser (Legally Blonde 2 [2003]), Bonny (Seven Psychopaths [2012]) and more!  Most of the movies I've heard of ... some I haven't, even more recent ones.

There are two pages devoted to each movie.  One page has pictures and the other gives a brief description of the movie, the dog(s) involved and their stories along with a couple quick facts on the bottom.

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