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An Attorney's Guide to Secession
Price: $1.99 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.
Pilgrimage: Exploring France's Ancient Pilgrim Towns
Series: Pilgrimage, 3. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Be inspired! Pilgrimage explores France's ancient towns on the Santiago Pilgrim's Way. Relive the journey with poetic affection and bite, lovingly written, with a vibrant and passionate pen. You'll want to see Conques, Decazeville, Pont St Espirit and Espalion for yourself. Commentators say Pilgrimage is “beautiful poetic writing", written with “Inspired metaphor”, “to a breathless walking rhythm
Pilgrimage: Meeting France and Spain's Pilgrim Towns
Series: Pilgrimage, 1. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Pilgrimage is off-the-scale travel writing: comic, affectionate, using 'inspired metaphor'; 'beautiful poetic writing', '... to a breathless walking rhythm.' Whether you walk, ride or drive the camino or pilgrimage path to Santiago, after reading Garry's poetic you'll understand so much more of the pilgrimage experience, with inspired insights into the incredible heritage towns along 'the Way'.
Hollywood and the Killer Lesbian
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Robert Cettl. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Amidst the socio-sexual upheavals of the 1970s, Hollywood used a re-envisioning of the detective character from traditional film noir to essay the threat to heterosexual patriarchy posed by transgressive homosexuality. Thus, in one 1972 film emerged American cinema's way of dealing with that threat - the archetype of the Killer Lesbian was cemented!
Three Articles: The Dark Knight Rises, Bronson & The Prestige
Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Christopher Nolan is one of the most profitable and influential directors of the last decade, with films such as the Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. But is Nolan an inherently boring director, or, a "man who dreams by Powerpoint"?
In the Spooklight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,500. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012 by Bob Booth. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
For the first time, acclaimed film reviewer Michael Arruda's columns from the HWA Newsletter have been collected into IN THE SPOOKLIGHT, an ominbus edition spanning generations of scary movies which any horror film buff is sure to love!
Unsafe On Any Screen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
If you love trash cinema — or just movies in general — then UNSAFE ON ANY SCREEN is the book for you! Compiled from the works of Scott S. Phillips, indie filmmaker, writer, and former video store owner, UNSAFE is a conversational guide to cheesy movies — a wild, entertaining read that’s like sitting around talking with your movie-loving friends on a Saturday night.
Earth Star: A Monograph on the 1977 Vision of Battlestar Galactica
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The Battlestar Galactica franchise has undergone many changes throughout its history, from the books by Richard Hatch to the reimagined TV series of Ron Moore. This monograph goes back to the beginning to undercover the earliest version of the show. Examining unused scripts, storyboards and other production documentation, it reveals the universe of Battlestar Galactica 1977.
Teen Movie Times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and 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!
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!
Animal Movies Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Designed especially for animal-loving movie buffs, this all-inclusive film reference contains 90 complete reviews of movies in which a primary character is an animal (genres include animated, western, horror, comedy, drama, and more). There are flash reviews and synopses of nearly 1,000 animal movies spanning from the 1920s to the present.
Kubrick vs King - The Shining (1980) vs The Shining (1997)
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Stephen King disliked Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of his novel The Shining so much he produced his own six hour made for TV version. This article compares King's efforts to restore his original vision with Kubrick's supernatural masterpiece.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
a collection of remarkable short stories to astonish and amaze.
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 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.
ActingSmarts Reviews Local and Regional Theatre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,130. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Why should we review local and regional professional theatres at all? After all it's just an opinion. But it should be an educated one, and this book shows by example reviewing at its constructive best. What makes a good critic or reviewer? Aren't they the same thing? Check it out here for yourself.
Why Are People So Stupid?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Social Commentary with a wry twist. Biting analysis of: The Stock Market, Committees, Corporate Cowboys, Bureaucracy, Communism, Capitalism, Bullies, and that idiot driving in front of you who slams on his brakes for no reason.
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.
Reel to Reel: Mutants, Monsters and Madmen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Fiction » Horror » General
Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit turns his attention to scary movies. In this eBook edition of his online project, Blake examines 40 of the most memorable, most influential, and most entertaining thrillers and horror movies, following the way the filmmakers have developed the tropes and techniques of fear for over 90 years. This new edition includes five new entries.
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.
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.