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Gentlemen to the Rescue: The Heroes of the Silent Screen (1972)

Author: Kalton C. Lahue; Publisher: A.S. Barnes and Company Inc., Hardcover, 244 pages; ISBN 049807802 I recently had the great fortune of receiving a hardcover edition of Lahue’s “Gentlemen to … Continue reading

12/24/2015 · Leave a comment

The Book of Illusions (2002)

Author: Paul Auster; Publisher: Henry Holt and Company; 232 pages; ISBN-0-8050-5408-1 The Book of Illusions is the fictional story of David Zimmer, a writer who becomes involved in researching and … Continue reading

12/31/2013 · 2 Comments

1024 Movies to See before You Die

The list grows longer having recently purchased the Black Swan clad 2011 “Updated Edition” of 1001 Movies to see Before You Die. And now that I have just finished updating … Continue reading

11/07/2011 · 2 Comments

Four Word Film Reviews (2010)

Authors: Benj Clews & Michael Onesi; Publisher: Adams Media, 192 pages; ISBN-10: 1440505659 (pbk.) Conceptually, Four Word Film Reviews is a clever idea that had its beginnings in 1999 with … Continue reading

03/04/2011 · Leave a comment

Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema (2010)

Author: Gary Giddins; Publisher: W.W Norton & Company, NY; First Edition, 416 pages; ISBN 978-0-393-33792-1 (pbk.) Beginning with a history of how we have watched movies from the time of … Continue reading

08/20/2010 · Leave a comment

Edison’s Frankenstein (2010)

Author: Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr.; Publisher: BearManor Media (1st edition, Paperback); 288 pages; ISBN-10: 1593935153 The discovery of Edison’s 1910 film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the basis for … Continue reading

06/01/2010 · 1 Comment

Lulu in Hollywood: Expanded Edition (2000)

Author: Louise Brooks; Kenneth Tynan (Introduction); Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; 184 pages; # ISBN-10: 0816637318 Lulu in Hollywood is a compilation of articles written by Louise Brooks, a renowned, … Continue reading

05/26/2010 · 1 Comment