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What's Old is New Again: An Exploration of the Themes of 'La La Land' by Thomas M. Willett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
his essay will explore the themes that elevate the story of Hollywood glitz and glamour into a work of art. Themes explored include why it's important to compromise, why going off script is important, and what the limits of nostalgia are.
Hollywood on Hollywood: Essays on Ten Films About Tinseltown by The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA)
Price: Free! Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Features essays on What Price Hollywood? (1932), Young and Beautiful (1934), Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), Callaway Went Thataway (1951), The Big Knife (1955), Sunset Boulevard (1950), In a Lonely Place (1950), Hollywood Story (1951), The Player (1992), and L.A. Confidential (1997).
Words, Words, Words! Essays on Writing and Writers in Classic Film by The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA)
Price: Free! Words: 14,190. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Contains essays about The Famous Ferguson Case (1932), Libeled Lady (1936), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), The Third Man (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Full of Life (1956), The Girl Hunters (1963), and The Front (1976). All Kindle profits go to the National Film Preservation Fund.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles by The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA)
Price: Free! Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Classic movies and things that go. Featuring essays on Our Hospitality (1923), Danger Lights (1930), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Sleepers West (1941), Detour (1945), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), The Narrow Margin (1952), The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), and Thunder Road (1958).
Remington 1858: The Gun That Won Scarlett by John Vlander
Series: Famous Guns in Movies and History. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Weapons, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The Remington 1858 or New Model Army Revolver has an intimate relationship with the film Gone With the Wind. After purchasing an 1858, research into its supposed use by the Dalton Gang and the discovery that this type of gun had been used as a prop in Gone with the Wind created a perfect opportunity to explore its dynamic history.
What Made the Golden Age Shine by Adam Graham
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Thirty something old time radio podcaster Adam Graham explains what's so special about the golden age of radio, television, and film.
Hitchcock Lost The Lost Silent Hitchcock and Frenzy 67 by Dan Auiler
You set the price! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Hitchcock Lost focuses on the story behind the lost silent Hitchcock, The Mountain Eagle and the remarkable, unmade project of the late 60s known as Kaleidoscope or Frenzy. The two film serve as anchor points in a career so rich in realized projects that their absence tantalizes like the green haze of desire Scottie's desire evokes at the Empire Hotel.
The West Old & New by Susan F Roberts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Contemporary essays on life in western Montana as well historical stories based on true events.Articles about museums, people and events past and contemporary.
An Attorney's Guide to Secession by Rik Kluessendorf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Legal
The author offers up a path by which a group of people may secede from the United States, peacefully, legally, and successfully. In doing so, the author examines the relationship between states, citizens, and the United States government. This short work is intended as thoughtful political entertainment.
Schlock Sleaze & Cheesy Bs by Ian Watson
Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism(5.00 from 1 review)
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!
October Horror: Musings on Horror Movies by C. Patrick Neagle
Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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.
John Wayne: The Westerns by David Morrell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne, especially when he appeared in westerns. In this comprehensive essay, Rambo-creator David Morrell analyzes Wayne’s career in westerns and explores his fascinating, complex personality, including his Latin studies in high school and his skills as a chess player. Even Wayne’s most knowledgeable fans will be surprised by this insightful essay.