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Vern | Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer (Titan Books)

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Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 10 June 2010 11:40

Writings on Bruce Willis, Badass Cinema and Other Important Topics


Ellen Datlow, ed. | Lovecraft Unbound: Twenty Stories

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 10 May 2010 16:21

The 20 stories in the collection concentrate on capturing that familiar feeling of dread and the sense that there’s more to the world than you ever imagined, and most of what’s out there is not in the least concerned with your welfare.



Patrick Keating | Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 29 March 2010 13:17

Whether you’re interested in classic or modern films, you can learn a lot from Hollywood Lighting.


Dan Simmons | Carrion Comfort

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Written by Jesse Gernigin Tuesday, 23 February 2010 17:08

The book is a freeze-frame of style that harkens back to Simmon's earlier Steven King-like works.


Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. | Edison’s Frankenstein

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 19 February 2010 19:53

Edison’s Frankenstein will be of most interest to fans of horror film and early cinema.


Ben Hodges, ed. | The Play That Changed My Life: America’s Foremost Playwrights on the Plays that Influenced Them

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 12 February 2010 12:08

Ignition in the field of playwriting is the subject, a collection of essays and interviews with 19 contemporary American playwrights. 


Philip Gourevitch, ed. | The Paris Review Interviews vol. IV

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00

book_paris.jpgVolume IV of the collected writers' interviews offers something for everyone and contains a wealth of information about how the writers work.


Ed Sikov | Film Studies: An Introduction

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00

book_film-studies.jpgIt has the twin virtues of assuming nothing and building analytical skills through a series of assignments of progressive complexity.



Alexander McCall Smith | La’s Orchestra Saves the World (Pantheon)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 11 January 2010 00:00

lasorchestrasavestheworld.jpgIt's unlike any of McCall Smith's previous books and yet is perfect in its own way.


Jason Bitner | Cassette From My Ex

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Wednesday, 16 December 2009 00:00

book_cassettes.jpgStories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves (St. Martin's Press)


Joe Pernice | It Feels So Good When I Stop (Riverhead Books)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00

book_pernice2.jpgThe characters are so well-draw and, even despite their flaws, endearing.


Paul Auster | Invisible

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00

book_auster-invisible.jpgInvisible is a fine example of what Auster does best: create a fictional world which seems more real and is infinitely more delectable than the one we poor mortals live in.


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