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Radio Radio - The Story of the Irish Radio Pirates
By Peter Mulryan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,930. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Story of pirate radio in Ireland, all the way from the world's first broadcast in 1916, up until legislation to ban the radio pirates in 1988.
Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films
By John Howard Reid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
As many "B" and major "A" westerns are now available on DVD, here's a must-have book for every fan. Beginning with Tim McCoy's "Aces and Eights", this guide winds up with Gene Autry's best, "Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge". Other stars include Charles Starrett, Ken Maynard, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd, Hoot Gibson, Tex Ritter, John Wayne, Buck Jones, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Audie Murphy, Alan Ladd.
Hollywood Classics Title Index to All Movies Reviewed in Books 1 - 24
By John Howard Reid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Another essential book for a film buff's library, this one is packed with information and reviews. Some of the entries are quite extensive. JHR provides all the information you need, including complete cast and production staff. I find JHR's information invaluable. I like to read not only who acted in a movie, but who made it, both top-billed and lesser mortals. -- Ross Adams in DRESS CIRCLE mag.
MOVIE WESTERNS Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A feast of entertainment for western fans, this mammoth book details not only typical Ranch Night films like Riders of Destiny, In Old Monterey and Duel at Silver Creek, but the big "A" entries: The Searchers, The Spoilers, San Antonio, Big Country, etc. In all, 174 films are examined and reviewed. They include all the top box-office stars: Autry, Rogers, Wayne, Scott, Boyd, Holt, Maynard, Dix.
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 » Reference » Consumer guides
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.
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 » Reference » Consumer guides
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."
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 » Reference » Consumer guides
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.
CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
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 "B" Movies: A Treasury of Spills, Chills & Thrills
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,280. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
To moviegoers, the "B" was a movie of less appeal than the main feature. To a cinema manager, however, a "B" was any film at all with a running time less than 70 minutes. To the exchange, a "B" meant a feature that had to be sold to exhibitors at the cheapest price. This book extensively covers all three of these categories. Patrons did have favorites. Mysteries and series pictures were popular.
A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling
By Bill Johnson
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A Story is a Promise offers new writers a way to study and understand how popular novels become so successful. For writers considering self-publishing, it offers techniques for revising a manuscript to achieve its full potential. This is the book agents recommend to their authors. The Spirit of Storytelling explores how the great storytellers create characters with deeply realized inner lives.
Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic: Classic Movies from Cinema's Golden Age
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A book that examined all my favorite films! That aim proved impossible. I have so many! But I did manage to detail Alias Nick Beal, Arabian Nights, Band Wagon, Easy Living, Elephant Walk, Fabiola, Far Country, 5th Chair, 5000 Fingers of Dr T, Foreign Affair, Green Pastures, Heartbeat, Iron Horse, Love, Narrow Margin, October Man, Quiet Man, Quo Vadis, Rope, Tall T, Tall Target, and many more.
Movie Mystery & Suspense
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This detailed book covers many legendary movies, including The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Big Carnival, Angel Face, The High Wall, Johnny Allegro, House of Strangers, Union Station, O.S.S., Real Glory, Phantom Creeps, His Kind of Woman, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death and My Name Is Julia Ross. Surprises include bonus monographs on director Robert Siodmak and producer/director Otto Preminger!
Great Cinema Detectives: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
One of John Howard Reid's most informative and interesting books, this is an invaluable guide not only for film buffs, but for all admirers of cinema entertainments, whether they be movie fans or DVD collectors. True, you may not agree with some of JHR's comments, but that is the beauty of these books. They give readers something to think about. And you may be alerted to buy DVDs of many movies.
CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: A Detailed Survey of 164 Wide-Screen Movies
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Crammed full of facts on each selected film, including actors and their characters, synopses and reviews, plus lots of fascinating background information, "CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge" is a truly massive book, detailing over 160 movies originally released in that wide-screen process. This book is an absolute must-have for the classic movie fan who watches TCM or enjoys vintage DVDs.
POPULAR PICTURES of the Hollywood 1940s
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
John Howard Reid's latest offering is every bit as idiosyncratic as his previous books in this series, and equally compulsive reading for film buffs. The present book provides a wealth of information. Reid finds much to admire in the films he writes about. He is a full-fledged movie buff, but not a drooling one. More than 130 films are featured in this surprising book. Film criticism at its best!
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
By John Howard Reid
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.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Cinema: Classic Films of Horror, Sci-Fi & the Supernatural
By John Howard Reid
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.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
By John Howard Reid
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.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
By John Howard Reid
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.
Steven Moffat's Doctor Who 2010, The Critical Fan's Guide to Matt Smith's First Series (Unauthorized)
By Kevin Mahoney
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: British English. Published: February 23, 2011 by Punked Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
At over 75,000 words, this is the most comprehensive analysis of Doctor Who series 5 produced so far. Steven Moffat’s first series as showrunner for Doctor Who deserves such a thorough examination, as it is arguably the most intricate ever produced.