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Monster Rally
By S. Michael Wilson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
S. Michael Wilson presents an anthology of film-related essays and articles covering a wide variety of horror, science-fiction and cult films, including aliens, mutants, Bigfoot, vampires, killer insects, Mexican wrestlers, serial killers, giant apes, mad scientists, and much more.
The Power of Persuasion
By Shelagh Watkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,020. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
Is Jane Austen your favourite author? She is Beth Durban's. When a journalist writes disparaging remarks about film adaptations of Austen's novels, Beth retaliates. She writes to the newspaper and receives an unexpected visit from the newspaper's critic, F. William D'Arcy. At first, she is bemused, but after several sightings of the inquisitive journalist, she’s neither pleased nor amused.
Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic: Classic Movies from Cinema's Golden Age
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
A book that examined all my favorite films! That aim proved impossible. I have so many! But I did manage to detail Alias Nick Beal, Arabian Nights, Band Wagon, Easy Living, Elephant Walk, Fabiola, Far Country, 5th Chair, 5000 Fingers of Dr T, Foreign Affair, Green Pastures, Heartbeat, Iron Horse, Love, Narrow Margin, October Man, Quiet Man, Quo Vadis, Rope, Tall T, Tall Target, and many more.
Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
If you're just starting a cowboy movie DVD collection or are a seasoned fan of all things Western, this book is an absolute must. More than 160 films are examined in detail. All-time greats mingle with B-movie gems starring legendary heroes like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd. In his reviews, Reid lists the entire cast plus release dates and all essential info: directors, writers, songs, etc.
Memorable Films of the Forties
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This book not only captures headliners like Laura, Casablanca, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St Louis, Yankee Doodle Dandy, All About Eve, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 3 Musketeers, Picture of Dorian Gray and The Paleface, but also focuses on popular pix like Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Egg and I, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, Cobra Woman, Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers, Caught, Glass Key, Dallas.
These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards: A Film-Lover's Guide to the Best of the Rest
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,020. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
A most interesting book, These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards details 142 marvelous films that thrilled audiences and critics, with a special supplement on director Henry Hathaway and his movies. JHR was the first critic to make people aware of Hathaway's importance. At first, only the French critics agreed with John, but now Hathaway is recognized as one of the great masters of the cinema.
Hollywood Gold: Famous Films of the Forties & Fifties
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This book's real meat lies in its extensive cast and camera credits plus background information and reviews on all 160 titles from Adventures of Mark Twain through to You Were Never Lovelier. Most enjoyable of many extras are the inside comments on Ghost of Frankenstein, Humoresque, The Killers, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Nightmare Alley, Niagara, The Thin Man, We're Not Married, Malaya, etc.
Hollywood's Classic Comedies: 200 Fun-Filled Films Rated & Reviewed
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
200 classic movie comedies are discussed and reviewed (with full cast and credit details) in this must-have book that will delight every vintage film fan. If you've never heard of Abbott & Costello, The 3 Stooges, or Laurel & Hardy, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, for fans of classic Hollywood comedies, this book will evoke lively memories and guide them to buy more comedy DVDs.
CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
As usual, Reid gives all the info sought by movie-lovers. He not only covers well-known wide-screen movies like Auntie Mame, Pal Joey, Star Wars, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Comanche Station, Hombre, Manhattan, Man of the West, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Pal Joey, The Swan, 3 Faces of Eve, Bad Day at Black Rock, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Tony Rome; but also details 3-D's Inferno, Gorilla at Large, etc.
Hollywood's Miracles of Movie Entertainment: Classic Films from a Golden Era
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
What do all Hollywood's marvelous classic movies have in common? To me, they're all miracles of entertainment. Here are 125 of the best vintage, brought together with full credits, background information and up-to-date reviews in a spellbinding book that also includes a piece on director Charles Vidor (Cover Girl, Gilda, Rhapsody, Love Me Or Leave Me, etc.) and a breakdown of The Wolf Man series.