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SAVFY 2013 New Flip S View Case Cover For Samsung Galaxy S4 SIV I9500, With Screen Protector And Stylus Pen-Black
SAVFY 2013 New Flip S View Case Cover For Samsung Galaxy S4 SIV I9500, With Screen Protector And Stylus Pen-Black
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't fit. Far too small., 12 Sep 2013
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Awful product. Received today. It is far too small and barely covers the surface of the phone. No clip to secure phone within cover either so phone will slip out immediately. Couldn't help but laugh at the 'quality'.
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Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music Race and New Beginnings in a New South
Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music Race and New Beginnings in a New South
by Mark Kemp
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great analysis of a short but important musical era, 27 Nov 2012
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This book provides great analysis of what was a very brief moment in music history. As a huge fan of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers there was plenty of interesting information within this book to satisfy. Kemp offers worthwhile analysis of race and class in his telling of the history and he isn't afraid to be truthfulm even when it paints artists in a negative light. He also discusses lesser known and more modern bands.

Furthermore, Kemp injects the perfect amount of personal recollection and opinion in the book which adds to the sense of time and place without drowning in nostalgia.

Terrific book.


Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to the "Sopranos"
Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to the "Sopranos"
by John McCarty
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.87

2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing. Shallow history, 27 Nov 2012
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Unfortunately this book misses out too many key movies and provides only very little analysis of those which is does cover. The introduction is perhaps the best part of the book, discussing how the genre fit in with the American psyche at the time and its place in cinema history as it took over from the Western. However, after this the book sticks to a very brief historical recap without much comment regarding the films cinematic influence or their ongoing position as a cultural product.


You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation
by Susannah Gora
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.83

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read on a niche topic, 11 Nov 2011
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This is a hugely enjoyable book about a widely loved era of filmmaking. Gora includes great interviews with most of the actors involved in these movies, those who starred repeatedly (Molly Ringwald), to those who made a single brief appearance (Long Duk Dong from Sixteen Candles).

The book is far from just a retelling of history, it also provides a keen insight into the workings of the movie industry and concludes with a terrific chapter about the legacy of the movies in current popular culture.

Gora expertly portrays the bittersweetness at looking back on this period. While it's certainly a book by which to indulge yourself in a huge helping of nostalgia, it brilliantly denotes the sense of loss experienced by the actors (some more than others) following the conclusion of the era at the end of the 80s, the weakening of the friendships, the lack of work for many. It also takes a well balanced approach to its appreciation of Hughes, recognising the superb talent but not papering over the cracks in his professional character.

Strongly recommended to anyone who has enjoyed these films.


Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend
Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend
by Michael Munn
Edition: Paperback

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well balanced account of a great actor's life, 21 April 2010
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I had always enjoyed the few James Stewart films I had seen before I read this. I loved the Anthony Mann westerns.
I picked this up because I am very interested in classical Hollywood icons and what a treat it turned out.

It did not over-sensationalise Stewart's life, and unlike other film biographies it was not bogged down with plot descriptions.

Munn gives great insight into the workings of the old Hollywood system and provides asuitably nostalgic and weighted look at Stewarts life.


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