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WESTERNS: A Guide to the Best (and Worst) Western Movies on DVD
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A feast for western movie fans, this book looks at over 400 of the 2,000 DVDs on sale. In addition to detailed reviews of classics (The Big Country, Broken Arrow, The Searchers, Stagecoach, Shane, etc., the author focuses on William Boyd (the entire 66 Hopalong Cassidy series), John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Buck Jones and Alan Ladd. Finally, some of Hollywood's worst westerns are examined.
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.
Ruff! Guide to Space Opera
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Ruff! Guide to Space Opera is a comprehensive guide to large scale and romantic outer space adventures in all media. Movies, television, games, animation, comics, role-playing games, books, stories, computer games and more. Ruff helps you develop your fascination with fast spaceships roaming the deep void, sword swinging raygun duels on other planets, aliens and the conflicts of Galactic Empires.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In the days when cinema audiences insisted that movie programs include two features, plus shorts, a newsreel, trailers and a cartoon, the supporting feature was known as a "B". On many occasions, the unheralded "B" movie turned out to be more entertaining than the "A" attraction. Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, like John Wayne, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, got their start in "B" movies.
A Story Almost Told
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Everyone's life is a story. Mine became more of one than I ever imagined possible. All I wanted to do was get my movie made. How did I know this dream would take me across three continents? How could I know I'd become part of an IRS sting? I never expected a baby-faced conman would destroy my life nor did I expect to see aparthied in South Africa or be arrested in New Orleans and much more.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Cinema: Classic Films of Horror, Sci-Fi & the Supernatural
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
John Howard Reid's books get bigger, better and more informative. This 2011 e-book release is a must for all who are interested in movies of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the supernatural. Many books deal with these subjects, but most are just glossy picture books. JHR delves into all of the films' actors, directors, producers, technical staff, etc., and offers extensive reviews as well.
Shadow and Substance: My Time with Charlie Chaplin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,900. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hollywood, today and during the 1930's, is the setting for this intriguing tale of an unknown writer, and a world-famous film artist who died over 20 years ago. The project becomes a conflict of loyalties, as the writer finds himself torn between his drive to succeed and his desire to protect Charlie Chaplin. Enter Charlie, now confronting the man whose job it is to discredit his legacy.
Flick Chick
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Twenty-eight-year-old slacker Adrienne Lane invests most of her energy in watching movies, making fun but pointless lists, chasing celebrities and living vicariously through her employed friends. Then the unthinkable happens: She meets Mr. Perfect and is told to get a life. To keep her love--and her job--does she have to give up the stars?
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.
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Informative, comprehensive and entertaining, all 141 movies are detailed and reviewed in John Howard Reid's inimitable style, with complete cast and crew personnel, production and release dates, alternate titles, dubbing, footage and running times. Each film also has a Synopsis, a viewer's guide, and comprehensive reviews. This is a wonderful book for all who love Hollywood's wide-screen movies.