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book review—Paul on Mazursky

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 2, 2011 4:30 AM
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by Sam Wasson; foreword by Mel Brooks (Wesleyan University Press)

book review: A Disney Book You Don't Know About...And Others You Should

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 21, 2011 4:35 AM
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The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 13, 2011 4:30 AM
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by Vic Armstrong with Robert Sellers; introduction by Steven Spielberg

Animation: Private Snafu And Bill Plympton

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 5, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 4 Comments
DVD and Book Review

New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 21, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 4 Comments
BOOK REVIEW

5,000 Fingers…And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 26, 2011 5:30 AM
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Animation Marvels—In Print And On DVD

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 10, 2011 5:00 AM
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A spectacular new book about Ray Harryhausen is cause for celebration—but more about that later. The estimable Mr. H was inspired to pursue his art, and craft, by the films he saw as a boy, especially The Lost World (1925) and King Kong (1933). But the man who created the stunning animation in those films, Willis O’Brien, wasn’t the only person experimenting with the wonders of stop-motion. Steve Stanchfield, Stewart McKissick and Ken Priebe at Thunderbean Animation have compiled a dizzying DVD collection of rare short subjects appropriately titled Stop-Motion Marvels! and it’s a must for anyone interested in this field.

More New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 15, 2010 5:30 AM
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A few weeks ago I did a survey of recently-published film books. Here is a second installment, drawn mostly from quick skims and first impressions. I don’t pretend these are full-fledged reviews based on reading these volumes in their entirety. They all look interesting and I hope they fulfill that promise. I happen to be of the opinion that there is no better, more personal gift than a good book. There is also no better way to treat yourself, especially if you have any “down time” coming up over the holidays.

book reviews: New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 10, 2010 5:30 AM
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Once again, the continuing parade of film books has outpaced my ability to read and properly review them, so it’s time for a survey of recent titles. These are summaries based on skimming and not meant to be full-fledged critiques. I’m also motivated by helping to promote worthwhile books from smaller publishers that might not be on everyone’s radar, but deserve to be…all the more so as the holidays approach and people are thinking about gift ideas. I have a feeling this will be the first of at least two installments this season.

book review: Kay Thompson: From Funny Face To Eloise

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 2, 2010 3:02 AM
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By Sam Irvin (Simon and Schuster)

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