Books tagged: movie anecdotes

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New Light on Movie Bests
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Everyone loves Best Movies' lists. But this book is much more than just a list of 400 great movies. Many are examined in exhaustive detail: "The Third Man", "Shepherd of the Hills", "The General", "Gilda", "Tales of Manhattan", "The Big Clock", "Anna Karenina", "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "China Seas", "Duck Soup", "Thin Man" films, "Cat People", "Old Dark House", "Trouble with Harry", etc.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Unlike other books on this topic, Reid's account includes more than just the main winners. Most books, even those that claim to be complete, exclude those films associated with honorary award winners such as Judy Garland's Babes in Arms, Mickey Rooney's Hold That Kiss and Judge Hardy's Children, Edgar Bergen's Goldwyn Follies, Shirley Temple's Baby Take a Bow, Charles Chaplin's The Circus, etc.
Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In the golden years of cinema, Hollywood's Christmas presents to world-wide movie fans were always three or four spectacular musicals. In those days, musicals easily rated as the most popular movie genre. They were eagerly anticipated not only by the carriage trade but working-class audiences as well. This book provides a guide to over 150 of these crowd-pleasing, star-studded musical delights.
Hollywood Gold: Famous Films of the Forties & Fifties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
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.
CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
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.
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This handbook reviews 178 movies, dating from 1918 to 1934, now available on DVD. They showcase stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, etc.
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
All Reid's books are interesting and useful. This one deals with an impressive range of movie landmarks, including credits, reviews and interesting background details on films like Algiers, Anna and the King of Siam, Bells of St Mary's, Best Years of Our Lives, Blood and Sand, Blossoms in the Dust, Citizen Kane, Cover Girl, Dinner at Eight, etc. Reid's notes on the films are totally fascinating.
CinemaScope Four: M-G-M MOVIES Light Up the Screen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book examines 110 wide-screen CinemaScope titles including Bad Day at Black Rock, Bells Are Ringing, Brigadoon, Designing Woman, Far From the Madding Crowd, Gigi, Guys and Dolls, King of Kings, Les Girls, Lust for Life, Moonfleet, The Reluctant Debutante, Rose Marie, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Silk Stockings, The Swan, Viva Las Vegas; as well as Ben-Hur, High Society and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc.