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A Little Mad Sometimes: Film Psychopaths from Jekyll and Hyde to Hannibal Lecter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
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With the idea for the book coming to him in a dream, John McCarty's review of self-dubbed "psychofilms" covers movies released between 1915 and 1992. From Trilby to Basic Instinct, A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES discusses various implementations of the screen psycho throughout the years. Among the screen psychos featured here are Mr. Hyde, Norman Bates, and Michael Myers, as well as real-life psychos.
Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,780. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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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.
Teen Movie Times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
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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!
Cinema Penitentiary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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"Cinema Penitentiary" is a hilarious and devastating journey through fifty years of American movies and social history. Illuminating the zeitgeist of the times, from the beat years of cold war greasers to the flowering of the summer of love, the book reads more like a coming of age novel ala Salinger than a film critic's memoir.
Most Treasured Birthday Quotes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
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Have you ever wanted to convey unique and heartfelt birthday wishes to someone special in your life, but have had trouble finding perfect thing to say? Your search may be over. This book contains101 of the top reader rated quotes, with beautiful illustrations on each page, that will help you immensely and will be your guide in wishing your loved ones a happy birthday in your own special way.
Schlock Sleaze & Cheesy Bs
Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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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!
Eyes Wide Open 2012: The Year's 25 Greatest Movies (and 5 Worst)
Series: Eyes Wide Open, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Who has time to waste on a bad movie? In this quick and informative guide, film critic Chris Barsanti (Filmology) runs down the best 25 movies from 2012 you should seek out—and the 5 worst you should avoid at all costs! This guide also includes Best-Of lists, Honorable Mentions, DVD reviews, and short essays.
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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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.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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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.
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1: Origin
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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See Dragon Ball with new eyes. This book is your cultural tour guide of Dragon Ball, the world’s most recognized anime and manga series. Over 11 years in development, at over 2,000 pages, and featuring over 1,800 unique terms, Dragon Ball Culture is a 7 Volume analysis of your favorite series. You'll go on an adventure with Son Goku, and along the way you’ll be informed, entertained, and inspired.
October Horror: Musings on Horror Movies
Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
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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.