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Three Articles: The Dark Knight Rises, Bronson & The Prestige
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Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Christopher Nolan is one of the most profitable and influential directors of the last decade, with films such as the Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. But is Nolan an inherently boring director, or, a "man who dreams by Powerpoint"?
Earth Star: A Monograph on the 1977 Vision of Battlestar Galactica
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
The Battlestar Galactica franchise has undergone many changes throughout its history, from the books by Richard Hatch to the reimagined TV series of Ron Moore. This monograph goes back to the beginning to undercover the earliest version of the show. Examining unused scripts, storyboards and other production documentation, it reveals the universe of Battlestar Galactica 1977.
Teen Movie Times
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Award winning young adult author and pop culture critic Karen Healey likes teen movies. A lot. In this collection of essays, she brings together her celebrated (and occasionally profane) musings on Bring It On, Clueless, Easy A, and many more. Includes an exclusive essay on The Craft, available only to ebook readers!
Schlock Sleaze & Cheesy Bs
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Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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Sexploitation! Shocksploitation! Blaxploitation! Grindhouses and drive-ins may be gone, but the b-string and basement budget pictures that played them have endured. With their bad acting, drooping mikes and constant mix of day/night shots, you wouldn't call them well-made but there's a strange appeal to their raw, unrestrained shenanigans. Welcome to the golden age of Exploitation Cinema!
Animal Movies Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Designed especially for animal-loving movie buffs, this all-inclusive film reference contains 90 complete reviews of movies in which a primary character is an animal (genres include animated, western, horror, comedy, drama, and more). There are flash reviews and synopses of nearly 1,000 animal movies spanning from the 1920s to the present.
Kubrick vs King - The Shining (1980) vs The Shining (1997)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Stephen King disliked Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of his novel The Shining so much he produced his own six hour made for TV version. This article compares King's efforts to restore his original vision with Kubrick's supernatural masterpiece.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
a collection of remarkable short stories to astonish and amaze.
October Horror: Musings on Horror Movies
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Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
If you have a love for horror movies--for turning off the lights and curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a cozy blanket and something frightening on the TV--then you'll want to read "October Horror". The author loves horror movies, too, and spent at least 8,000 words writing about his favorites (and his least favorites). There's humor, and maybe even some insights...maybe.
ActingSmarts Reviews Local and Regional Theatre
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,130. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
Why should we review local and regional professional theatres at all? After all it's just an opinion. But it should be an educated one, and this book shows by example reviewing at its constructive best. What makes a good critic or reviewer? Aren't they the same thing? Check it out here for yourself.
Why Are People So Stupid?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Social Commentary with a wry twist. Biting analysis of: The Stock Market, Committees, Corporate Cowboys, Bureaucracy, Communism, Capitalism, Bullies, and that idiot driving in front of you who slams on his brakes for no reason.
Pop Thinking: Essays on Popular Culture vol. 2
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Price: Free! Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A second essay anthology written by the team from Vivid Scribe. Topics cover movies, music, books and video games across a range of topics. An absolute must for serious pop culture fans.
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
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Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
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Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
Reel to Reel: Mutants, Monsters and Madmen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit turns his attention to scary movies. In this eBook edition of his online project, Blake examines 40 of the most memorable, most influential, and most entertaining thrillers and horror movies, following the way the filmmakers have developed the tropes and techniques of fear for over 90 years. This new edition includes five new entries.
Any Last Words? or A Collection of Funny or Mildly Ironic Final Quotes
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A huge history fan and of famous quotes, Jake Murphy presents ‘Any last Words…?’ a hysterical collection of the funniest or mildly awkward final words of history’s biggest players from around the world and from all the ages. This is no ordinary quotation book, it’s a funny one!
250 Recent Movies You Will Like If You See Film as Art
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,700. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Reviews of 250 feature-length movies are listed. Reviews are short, to give a sense of what the movie is about and if you would like it. The movies are artistic and thoughtful, which does not necessarily mean “serious.” There are plenty of humor, horror, romance, animation, musicals, documentaries, and kids’ movies. You will find a lot to like.
The Christmas TV Companion: a Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Christmas on TV is wilder, weirder, and more wondrous than you think! The Christmas TV Companion is a funny, engaging look beyond the same Christmas specials that air every year to the cult TV rarities, over-the-top made-for-TV holiday specials, and bizarre, spacey shows that truly expand the notion of Christmas spirit.
Mel Gibson's Breach of Faith
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Matá. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Few Hollywood figures are as divisive today as Mel Gibson. He's been accused of anti-Semitism, of mistreating others, and of religious fanaticism. In this 2004 essay, written at the height of the scandal surrounding The Passion of the Christ, David Hazony asks whether he is also betraying the ideas and principles on which he built his fame. A must read today as it was then.
Vivid Scribe Collected Features volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A second volume of pop culture themed feature articles from Vivid Scribe, plus an all new essay written especially for this book.
John Wayne: The Westerns
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne, especially when he appeared in westerns. In this comprehensive essay, Rambo-creator David Morrell analyzes Wayne’s career in westerns and explores his fascinating, complex personality, including his Latin studies in high school and his skills as a chess player. Even Wayne’s most knowledgeable fans will be surprised by this insightful essay.
Vivid Scribe Collected Features volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A collection of pop culture themed feature articles from Vivid Scribe, plus an all new essay exclusive to this book.