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  • By John Reid
    Aug 19, 2011
    The following review by editor, Ross Adams, appeared in the August 2011 issue of "Dress Circle - Movie Enthusiasts & Collectors Magazine": John Howard Reid's "CinemaScope Four" book captures the essence of MGM's great and not so great CinemaScope movies of the 1950s and 60's. In the days of the great Hollywood studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (usually abbreviated to MGM) attracted millions of followers for its movies, many of which were glossy, extravagant productions with top-line stars. Films like Brigadoon, Ben Hur, Rose Marie, Bhowani Junction, Designing Woman, Gigi, The Swan, Raintree County, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Guys and Dolls, The Prodigal, Silk Stockings, The Reluctant Debutante, Viva Las Vegas, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Far From the Madding Crowd, Cimarron, Bells Are Ringing, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Swan, and Les Girls - to name but a few of the films exhaustively covered in this book. In all, 114 movies are reviewed in JHR's standard format of... More > complete cast and production staff credits, plus release dates, a story synopsis, current DVD availability, and JHR's own comments. Some movies have additional background information and award details as well. My only complaint is that there are not as many reproductions of lobby cards and posters in this particular book as is the case in most of JHR's other movie titles.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781257754311
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Lulu
Published
May 20, 2011
Language
English
Pages
169
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.19 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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