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At best, books about movies feel like a dialogue between reader and writer. Obviously the conversation can't happen in real time, but as you read along, there should be a fair amount of, "You've seen …
People who know me well know that I love me a good disaster movie. Sometimes I even love me a BAD disaster movie, like The Day After Tomorrow. I don't care how implausible it is that Dennis Quaid can …
Though I rarely go back to them, I'm a sucker for books about movies. It's fun paging through them to see which ones you've seen, deciding whether or not you agree with the commentary, and stumbling u…
This latest installment in the FilmCraft series is a delightfully encyclopedic look into the world of screenwriting from the perspective of those working in the industry. It includes interviews and pr…
In 2009, George Hamilton penned the memoir Don't Mind If I Do. This October, Rod Stewart spilled his life story in Rod: The Autobiography. What do the two have in common? Alana Stewart. Both men were …
Anyone who grew up loving movies undoubtedly has memories of the one film that inspired them to pluck the story from the screen and keep it going. I remember having an urgent need to play Goonies the …
Lovers of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical masterpiece will delight in the nearly 100-page book that includes insightful details, behind-the-scenes photos and 20 pieces of removable …
Indeed, the randomness and complete accessibility of a public library's collection lends itself to experimentation, and as someone who grew up using the public library to fuel my movie obsession, it n…
Of all the words that could be used to describe a coffee table book (beautiful, impressive, interesting, beloved), I don't think "readable" has ever leaped to mind. They're something to be flipped thr…
OK, I have to admit I stole that line from my friend—he shrieked that his friend would "shit kittens" if she were to get her hands on the fancy boxed book Alien Vault. As it were, when I got ahold of …
A sequel to the popular teen novel I Am Number Four (which was later made into a movie), The Power of Six picks up right where that story left off. John Smith isn't your ordinary teenager. He is, in f…
I'm the first to admit that Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood is not for everybody. Heck, it may not even be for folks that are huge fans of the …