A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 1, 1976

"LIFE'S main business was with our outer reality, with those great events and dominant personalities that shaped our history. Movies—the ones we remember—speak to, and from, an inner reality. They come at us alone in a crowd, whispering to us about what we long to feel or to be."

So begins the three-hour TV production Life Goes to the Movies, based on the bestselling picture book, which will be presented at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, on NBC. TIME Contributor and Cinema Critic Richard Schickel has appropriately been cast as writer and coproducer...