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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."
Memorable Films of the Forties
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This book not only captures headliners like Laura, Casablanca, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St Louis, Yankee Doodle Dandy, All About Eve, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 3 Musketeers, Picture of Dorian Gray and The Paleface, but also focuses on popular pix like Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Egg and I, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, Cobra Woman, Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers, Caught, Glass Key, Dallas.
Your Colossal Main Feature Plus Full Supporting Program: Over 175 Classic Hollywood Movies Examined
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,730. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Many colossal main features are reviewed in this book. But until recently, such movies were not enough to satisfy patrons. They also wanted a supporting film, shorts and cartoons. So here are detailed not only main attractions like High Noon, Jezebel, Merry Widow, Zorro, A Star Is Born, Rio Rita, Great Waltz, but lesser movies that audiences also demanded. Many of these are now available on DVD.
Movie Mystery & Suspense
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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
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.
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!
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
The Moviegoer in the Golden Age of Cinema
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,590. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In 2010, Hollywood entered a 'golden age' of cinema. Jonathan Jacobs is a movie reviewer for the Florida Film Critics Circle. As a trained pundit, Jacobs takes readers on a literary roller coaster ride of excitement as he brings you the very best, the very worst, and everything in between during 2010.
The Life and Work of Oscar Micheaux: Pioneer Black Author and Filmmaker: 1884-1951
Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010 by Khafra Om-Ra-Seti. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Over a three-decade period that began in 1919, Oscar Micheaux wrote, directed, edited, produced and distributed over forty films nationally and internationally. These films usually featured all-Black casts. They spanned a silent film period (1919-1930)and a talkie period (sound films) (1931-1948).The book features a commentary by actor/producer Ossie Davis and was reviewed by Dr. Maya Angelou.