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Silent Motion Pictures and Early Talkies on DVD: New Expanded Edition By John Howard Reid
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Film Noir, Detective and Mystery Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best in Suspense By John Howard Reid
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A guide to classic and vintage motion picture suspense in film noir, mystery thrillers and detective movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, this book also provides credits, reviews, original release... More > information and current DVD details. Movies include not only famous classics like "Charlie Chan in Egypt", "City Streets", "Counsellor at Law", "Father Brown, Detective", "Gilda", "The Kennel Murder Case", "The Lady from Shanghai", "Laura", "Mysterious Mr Moto", "The Naked City", "Nightmare Alley", "Odd Man Out", "Out of the Past", "The Paradine Case", "Rebecca", etc., but lesser known titles. Additional essays survey Film Noir, Sherlock Holmes, The Thin Man, Raymond Chandler, Humphrey Bogart and Alan Ladd.< Less
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century-Fox By John Howard Reid
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If it were not for the vision and enterprise of Darryl F. Zanuck and 20th Century-Fox, chances are none of us would be enjoying widescreen films today. Instead, we’d still be watching movies... More > and TV on the same postage-stamp screen that became standard when movies began to talk in 1927. This survey of Fox’s contributions to the CinemaScope Revolution which that studio started back in 1953, examines no less than 140 key films (with extensive cast and technical credits, plus release details and other background information, including prizes and awards).< Less
All Award-Winning American Movies of the 1930s By John Howard Reid
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All the movies that gained awards from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the period 1930 through 1939, are detailed and described. In addition, the New York Film Critics and the... More > Photoplay Gold Medal winners are also fully represented, including not only American productions, but British imports as well.< Less
BRITISH Movies on DVD: A Classic Film Fan's Guide By John Howard Reid
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A guide to over 250 classic British films currently available in DVD format, complete with casts, credits, original cinema release information, background notes, DVD ratings and reviews.
Silent Motion Pictures and Early Talkies on DVD: New Expanded Edition By John Howard Reid
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This new expanded edition of "Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD" now includes more than half the 500 films now available on DVD from the period 1920 through 1933. In addition to a... More > quality rating of the DVD disc itself, and a review of the movie concerned, detailed cast and technical credits are provided, plus original release and other background information. The book is copiously illustrated with top-quality black-and-white photos and stills from the author's personal collection.< Less
HOLLYWOOD'S MIRACLES OF ENTERTAINMENT By John Howard Reid
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120 movies are detailed in this 8th book in the "Hollywood Classics" series. The movies range from marvels of special effects like "King Kong" to the first sound-on-disc feature,... More > "Don Juan". Charismatic film stars like Humphrey Bogart, Jeanette MacDonald, Bing Crosby, Deanna Durbin, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Eddie Cantor, Lana Turner, Alan Ladd, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Kay Francis, John Garfield, Jane Powell and Roy Rogers enlivened many of these classic films.< Less
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide By John Howard Reid
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A guide to 178 classic Hollywood movies from the 1920s and early 1930s, now available on DVD releases from both major and independent USA companies. These films feature both stars like Mary Pickford,... More > Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, and Wallace Beery, who are still top favorites with movie fans, as well as players like Laura La Plante, Charles Ray, Alice Terry, Pola Negri, Mary Miles Minter, Rod La Rocque, and Mabel Poulton who were also extraordinarily popular in their day. The book is illustrated with 105 well-chosen black-and-white photos from the author's private collection.< Less
Movie Westerns: A Classic Film Fan's Guide to the Best of the West on DVD By John Howard Reid
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A guide to classic and vintage movie westerns, currently available on DVD release, this book provides credits, reviews, background information and DVD details.
YOUR COLOSSAL MAIN FEATURE PLUS FULL SUPPORT PROGRAM By John Howard Reid
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Remember the days when a night at the movies comprised a full three to four hours of varied entertainment? The attraction was not just the colossal main feature, but the supporting program: the... More > newsreel, the cartoon, the shorts and the before-interval picture or “B” feature. Here’s a book where you can re-live those wonderful times. No less than 140 varied features (from Hollywood’s main studios to Poverty Row) are discussed, all with full cast and technical credits plus other background information. And to round the book out, I’ve also included 28 cartoons and 9 shorts!< Less