Anthony Giardina is the proud possessor of the nation's most eclectic Netflix queue and the author of
"Three Books..." is a new series in which we invite writers to recommend three great reads on a single theme.
Summer, with the unfurling of each week's new potential blockbuster, is a season when it's difficult to avoid the presence of movies. Some of us find ourselves racing on Monday mornings to read the weekend grosses. But for all the ways movies consume us, it's rare to find good, serious writing that analyzes our relationship to them. The three books I'm recommending do just that.