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Unsafe On Any Screen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
If you love trash cinema — or just movies in general — then UNSAFE ON ANY SCREEN is the book for you! Compiled from the works of Scott S. Phillips, indie filmmaker, writer, and former video store owner, UNSAFE is a conversational guide to cheesy movies — a wild, entertaining read that’s like sitting around talking with your movie-loving friends on a Saturday night.
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.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,780. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk! Welcome… to Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers— The tomb door swings open, and grizzled tomb-tender Stephen Bissette offers you a grisly guided tour to the millennial horror, crime, and cult feature films released on video and DVD from 1999-2001. Open the coffins—er, pages—and they’re all here.
Dragon Ball Z 'It's Over 9,000!' When Worldviews Collide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball is the world’s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits. Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide redefines DBZ.
Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Reel Two
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,330. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by White Crane Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
Now assembled as a special two-volume edition for the very first time, A Vito Russo Reader is a companion piece to VITO, the highly-acclaimed new HBO documentary by filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz. Reel Two contains the segments: Politics and Power, Out Takes, I'll Take Manhattan and Postscripts (with writing by Larry Kramer, Anne Russo and Assotto Saint).
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!
Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Reel One
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,970. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by White Crane Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
Now assembled as a special two-volume edition for the very first time, A Vito Russo Reader is a companion piece to VITO, the highly-acclaimed new HBO documentary by filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz. Reel One contains the segments: Show People, A Lavender Lens and Russo on Film
Америка - как есть
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,910. Language: Russian. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
История Америки для тех, кто не любит историю. Читается как роман.