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More Classics of the Horror Film
More Classics of the Horror Film
by William K. Everson
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile scrape of the barrel., 26 Mar. 2017
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Worthwhile follow-up book, exploring more arcane material missed out of the first, comprehensive volume, like the Mexican version of 'Dracula', filmed simultaneously on the same sets with a different cast and director.


Ava - My Story
Ava - My Story
by Ava Gardner
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars Assembled fragments of autobiography by fascinating screen actress., 26 Mar. 2017
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A fascinating mishmash of taped reminiscences and posthumous commentary by friends and associates, builds up a picture of a colourful, sexy, self-destructive woman.


Lauren Bacall: Her Films and Career
Lauren Bacall: Her Films and Career
by Lawrence J. Quirk
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Well-illustrated professional biography of Lauren Bacall., 26 Mar. 2017
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Serviceable, well-illustrated volume in the Citadel Press "Films of" series. Many of these books were published when their subjects were still alive, still working even, but treated as historical artefacts. The tone is always respectful, occasionally worshipping. The volume on Greta Garbo has a great essay by Parker Tyler. But that is as racy as this series gets.


The Clouded Yellow [DVD]
The Clouded Yellow [DVD]
Dvd ~ Trevor Howard
Price: £13.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten gem of British cinema, 7 Nov. 2016
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This is a gripping romantic thriller in the early Hitchcock style, with some stunning location filming in gritty post-war London and Liverpool.
Jean Simmons is the beautiful, mentally troubled heroine, and gallant, but equally damaged Trevor Howard the disgraced ex-spy who tries to fight her corner when somebody gets murdered.
And it's got the superb Barry Jones in the cast, as well as a very young but already bumptious Kenneth More. Highly recommended.


Witch Fingers Clear - PK10
Witch Fingers Clear - PK10
Offered by HM DIRECT
Price: £2.05

4.0 out of 5 stars Hallowe'en classic, 8 July 2014
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Classic cheap'n'cheerful Hallowe'en item. Good price, prompt delivery.


La mer
La mer
Price: £0.59

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5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic classic cleaned up., 11 Nov. 2013
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Some might prefer their nostalgia properly crackly, but this is a brilliant account of a classic song, digitally tidied for modern tastes.


Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots
by John S. Goodall
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh version of traditional tale, 7 Nov. 2013
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Not my favorite John s. Goodall artwork, but a brisk and dynamic telling of 'Puss in Boots', apart from a page-by-page precis at the start, it is wordless, with the usual half-page flaps, ideal for interactive storytelling with young children.


A Pin To See The Peepshow (VMC)
A Pin To See The Peepshow (VMC)
by F. Tennyson Jesse
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten masterpiece,, 9 Sept. 2013
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Absolutely gripping novel, a neglected classic. It is out of print but this Virago edition was in good condition and very reasonably priced.Avoid reading the back cover as it contains spoilers.


Costume Design in the Movies (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Costume Design in the Movies (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
by Elizabeth Leese
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value overview., 9 Sept. 2013
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This is a very reasonably priced, well-illustrated introduction to the work of the major Costume Designers for mainstream twentieth-century American films.


Madame X [Italian Edition] [DVD] [2009]
Madame X [Italian Edition] [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ John Forsythe
Offered by VECOSELL
Price: £9.62

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid Weepie, 1 Feb. 2013
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Preposterously glamorous Lana Turner hurtles down the road to ruin, through various melodramatic plot contrivances, to an unashamedly tearjerking climax. If you are in the mood for vintage tosh, performed with earnest gusto, in a highly polished, expensive-looking production, it's brilliant.


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