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All Aboard for Movie Mystery and Suspense By John Howard Reid
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Some movies, like westerns and musicals for instance, may go out of style, but mystery and suspense are always in demand. This book focuses on Hollywood classics.
Merryll Manning: Rembrandt and the Collar of Gold By John Howard Reid
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An old army friend, stationed in Egypt, asks Merryll Manning to re-enlist and help him deal with terrorists and double agents in Cairo.
150 Finest Films of the Fifties By John Howard Reid
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The 1950's saw a major revolution on the movie front. In order to combat TV, the size of movies screens was changed forever. Unfortunately, there was no standard agreement as to what dimensions, the... More > preferred new sized screen should be.< Less
World's Worst Westerns Plus Some of the Best Your Guide to the Best of the Worst By John Howard Reid
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Once by far Hollywood's largest category of popular movies, Westerns are now out of fashion with the movie-going public, but they still hold a commanding presence on DVD. Until recently, Westerns... More > were one of the most popular DVD categories, third only to action and science fiction. Many, many titles from the 1930s and 1940s were made by small, independent companies that no longer exist. A huge number of westerns are therefore in the public domain and are now available on DVD from outlets like Alpha and Grapevine. In fact, there are currently so many titles on DVD, that guides like "World's Worst Westerns" are not a luxury or an addenda, but an absolute necessity for collectors who wish to spend their money wisely by buying titles they will enjoy! In fact, for western fans like myself, a book like "World's Worst Westerns" is not just a novelty, but an absolute necessity!< Less
500 Famous Films By John Howard Reid
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Award-winning films and movies, plus those motion pictures that were critically acclaimed, plus some purely personal picks (or should I say, "pix"?) figure in this new movie book by... More > acclaimed (but also disparaged) critic, John Howard Reid. (You can't win them all!)< 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
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
All Adrift in Charismatic Ports of Call By John Howard Reid
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Spiced with humor, this is a traditional yet ground-breaking book of original poetry that revels in some unexpected delights such as, in two or three poems of the one hundred and twenty-one, a few... More > stanzas in which the rhyme is supplied but the line itself not fully completed, leaving the reader to have some fun filling in the three or four pretty obvious but missing words! But why be content with the obvious? Maybe readers can come up with some really humorous suggestions?< Less