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WESTERNS The Faces, the Films By John Howard Reid
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Hollywood's western pictures once accounted for no less than a third of the films produced each year. Some major studios such as Republic specialized in westerns. Independent film-makers also favored... More > westerns. Indeed many western stars such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and William Boyd had more followers worldwide than some of the biggest names in dramas and comedies. PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK AS IT IS STILL UNDER REVISION.< Less
Silent Movies Plus! More Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD By John Howard Reid
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Almost all the CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MOVIES discussed in this book are currently available on DVD. Many are sold by specialist stores such as Oldies. And now that vintage titles are being pressed on... More > demand, theoretically they will never go out of print! However, an attempt has been made to include some of the classics that are not so well-known, as well as those that are more frequently aired on TV or are prominently featured in retail and mail order stores. Here, for example, are a few of the movie titles that begin with the letter "S": Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947), She Goes To War (1929), the Shining Adventure (1925), the Ship of Lost Men (1929), Show-Off (1926), Silent Enemy (1930), Sky Bride (1932), Sky High (1922), Slums of New York (1932), the Smart Set (1928), Son of the Gods (1930), Speedway (1929), Spite Marriage (1929), the Squall (1929), Square Shoulders (1929), Stranger in Town (1932), Strictly Unconventional (1930), Sunset Trail (1932), Svengali (1931).< Less
A Risky Business Crime in the Movies By John Howard Reid
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Crime is not exactly a risky business for movie makers. In fact, this category has always been high on Hollywood's agenda, and there are very few crime films that have actually lost money. Crime and... More > film noir make such a fascinating subject, that although the author set out to detail 150 of his favorite films, he has actually reviewed 185! 125 of these movies are also supplied with their exhaustive credit details, as well as copyright and other release information, plus a brief synopsis. Fortunately, many of these movies - both justly famous and even the unjustly neglected - are now available on DVD. Many are also frequently presented on pay TV.< Less
Classic Movies The Best and the Worst Pictures to see! Films to avoid! By John Howard Reid
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Gathered in this large volume paperback are some of Hollywood's best loved and most famous movies. In addition to the many film classics, however, the author has included a number of equally... More > entertaining films that deserve to be better known. Many of these movies are now available on DVD. Full credits and detailed reviews are provided for over a hundred of these classic films. Over two hundred more movies are represented by short reviews. Many of the reviews contain DVD details. Of course, not all classic movies have surfaced on DVD to date, but they are being issued at the rate of around forty a month! If you love classic movies, this book will provide an invaluable guide to some of the enjoyable films that are now available (and also, of course, some of the disappointing films that you might wisely avoid).< Less