Books tagged: motion picture history

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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.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Cinema: Classic Films of Horror, Sci-Fi & the Supernatural
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
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 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.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc.
Music, Thrills, Mystery, Comedy & Suspense on Video & DVD
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,680. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories, Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Wonderful movies for every taste are now on DVD. This book examines a rich selection from As Good As It Gets through You'll Never Get Rich. Musicals include Dolly Sisters and Wonder Bar, noir thrills come Out of the Past with T-Men, mysteries include Crossfire and Song of the Thin Man, comedies explore Another Fine Mess and Fun on a Weekend, suspense takes a Special Agent on Pursuit to Algiers.
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.
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.
Marian Nixon Hollywood Motion Picture Actress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Marian Nixon led an eventful life after she left her native Wisconsin for Minneapolis and then Hollywood. She relished the brisk life of vaudeville, the new towns and settings, the different people she met along the way, etc. However, she realized that she would not become a great dancer. She left the stage and her ballet troupe and made it big as a leading lady in early silent and sound movies.