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MOVIE WESTERNS Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
POPULAR PICTURES of the Hollywood 1940s
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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!
WESTERNS: A Guide to the Best (and Worst) Western Movies on DVD
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
A feast for western movie fans, this book looks at over 400 of the 2,000 DVDs on sale. In addition to detailed reviews of classics (The Big Country, Broken Arrow, The Searchers, Stagecoach, Shane, etc., the author focuses on William Boyd (the entire 66 Hopalong Cassidy series), John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Buck Jones and Alan Ladd. Finally, some of Hollywood's worst westerns are examined.
Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic: Classic Movies from Cinema's Golden Age
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
The Professional Screenwriter Boxed Set of Rules, Techniques, and Secrets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Lono Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The first three Professional Screenwriter Books are together at an incredible price! Over 60,000 words of Original Text in this Box Set! Also included in this Professional Screenwriter Boxed Set is an e-Book bonus – “21 Essential & Elevating Elements in a Professional Screenplay Scene.” (3,500 words) An Industry Insider writes about what it takes to succeed as a Professonal Screenwriter!
HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS Index of Movie Titles BOOKS 1-16: "A" - "Z"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Illustrated with no less than 35 classic movie posters from the author's own collection, here is a full list of all the films (over 2,000 of them) extensively detailed and reviewed in books 1 through 16 of the acclaimed Hollywood Classics series. Details include the years of original release and title changes. Also listed are articles such as Best Movies of All Time, Raymond Chandler On Screen.
Movies International: America's Best, Britain's Finest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,770. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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 "B" Movies: A Treasury of Spills, Chills & Thrills
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,280. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
Kernels to Storytelling Mastery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Screenplays » Action Adventure, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Bill Johnson reviews popular movies like Groundhog Day, Lethal Weapon, and Die Hard to set out principles of storytelling.
Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
CinemaScope Four: M-G-M MOVIES Light Up the Screen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
New Light on Movie Bests
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Everyone loves Best Movies' lists. But this book is much more than just a list of 400 great movies. Many are examined in exhaustive detail: "The Third Man", "Shepherd of the Hills", "The General", "Gilda", "Tales of Manhattan", "The Big Clock", "Anna Karenina", "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "China Seas", "Duck Soup", "Thin Man" films, "Cat People", "Old Dark House", "Trouble with Harry", etc.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: A Detailed Survey of 164 Wide-Screen Movies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
Hollywood Classics Title Index to All Movies Reviewed in Books 1 - 24
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
The Three Stages of Screenwriting
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 81,790. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2016 by Rhino Warrior Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Screenwriter and script doctor Douglas J. Eboch (Sweet Home Alabama) presents a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the craft of screenwriting. This book covers the three distinct phases of creating a great screenplay – outlining, writing the first draft, and rewriting.
CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
The Fearmakers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Since the advent of moving pictures, filmmakers have sought to scare the viewer. Fear remains one of the deepest, primal emotions, and this book profiles twenty directors who have tapped into it. McCarty coined the phrase "splatter films." He covers the spectrum of "fearmakers" from George A. Romero to Jacques Torneur and Roman Polanski, from Roland West to John Carpenter and David Cronenburg.
Hollywood Loves Me: From Navy Lieutenant to Hollywood Assistant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The journey from Navy officer to Hollywood assistant is no easy road to follow. Chasing a dream, former lieutenant Sandra McDonald finds herself filling out Michael Eisner's expense reports, picking up dog poop for an A-list Oscar winner, and standing in a limo line next to Sting. Now an award-winning author, she recounts her Hollywood years with humor and grace.