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More New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2013 2:48 PM
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Here’s a second helping of film-related books worth checking out this holiday season. I hope the listings are useful, whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or adding to your own library.

New And Notable Film Books For November – Part 1

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 19, 2013 12:00 AM
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Years ago, writer-photographer Mark A. Vieira wrote and compiled a handsome book called "Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits." This enormous and elegant volume supersedes it...

More John Ford? Never Enough!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 22, 2013 3:17 PM
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When TCM asked if I would provide on-camera thoughts for a DVD set of five John Ford films made for Columbia Pictures, I happily said yes.

A Helluva Life, Making Movies

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 8, 2013 12:00 AM
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I can’t think of many producers or studio executives who have penned memoirs. I also can’t imagine one being more entertaining or enlightening than David V. Picker’s "Musts, Maybes and Nevers," which earns my heartiest recommendation.

Silent Comedy Scholarship

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 25, 2013 12:00 AM
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I pored over every page of this book with great interest, from his intricate historical notes to his detailed filmographies. And just when you think you’ve reached the end of this massive volume, he offers a bonus:

New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 16, 2013 1:42 AM
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Roman Polanski once said, “You have to show violence the way it is. If you don’t show it realistically, that’s immoral and harmful."

There’s No Business Like…

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 28, 2013 3:29 PM
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Last Friday, I witnessed one of the greatest nightclub performances I’ve ever seen when singer Marilyn Maye took the stage at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles.

Orson Welles, Lifelong Friend

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 26, 2013 2:18 PM
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Various people have bid fair to become Orson Welles’ ultimate Boswell, so when three of them agree on the value of a new book, it’s well worth noting.

An Ode To Bob & Ray

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 5, 2013 2:16 PM
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Usually I write about film-related subjects, but I just spent a happy weekend devouring David Pollock’s biography "Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons" and feel impelled to spread the word about this wonderful and exceptionally well-written book.

Going to the Source

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 11, 2013 12:00 AM
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Until this month I’d never read any fiction by Ernest Haycox, but a friend recommended "Bugles in the Afternoon," which inspired a mediocre 1952 movie starring Ray Milland and directed by Roy Rowland.

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