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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.
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
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 International: America's Best, Britain's Finest
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,770. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
British moviegoers love U.S. films. Why? A cinema manager in London's East End told me: "People come to the movies to get lost. They don't want to see Frank Sinatra in a U.K. movie, treading the same dreary streets they live in, day in, day out. They want Frank transported to a magic world, or a different world. That's what Hollywood supplies. British films are too realistic, too down-to-earth."
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Samurai Shark
By Russ Edgewood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
Samurai Shark is the bad ass of the seven seas! Want to see the world? Get a shark! Movie lover Samurai Shark knows dumb ass humans are a dish best served wet and he's gonna get him some.
The New Adventures of Samurai Shark (or how I got lost on my march with the penguins)
By Russ Edgewood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
Samurai Shark is back! He snags a meeting with Steven Spielberg to pitch the greatest movie ideas ever! After all every movie should have shark attacks, even penguin movies.
Ultra-Actors: William Shatner
By Bunny Ultramod
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,930. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The Ultra-Actor series of books offers a retrospective look at the careers of the world's greatest overactors. These are actors who can always be counted on to provide oversized, operatic, or eccentric performances, often in the maddest films ever made. This first book in the series looks at the films William Shatner made in the 60s and 70s.
When Ghosts Have Stories: A Collection
By Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,510. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction
USA Today bestseller Dean Wesley Smith has written some of the strangest ghost stories ever published. This book contains five of them. “A Vanilla Three-Way with a Cherry,” “The Last Burp of a Very Good Woman,” “Growing Pains of the Dead,” “The Yellow of the Flickering Past,” and “Our Slaying Song Tonight.”
CinemaScope Four: M-G-M MOVIES Light Up the Screen
By John Howard Reid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
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.