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Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 10:36 am

I have a new piece on Huffington Post, my annual look at some of the film books released this year. Warning, this list contains not only books related to silent film, but also pre-code films and talkies!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/best-film-books-of-2017_us_5a2ea585e4b0d7c3f26224e0
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 1:36 pm

On a pedantic note the Fox biog is not released till next year.
As a matter of interest is there a worthwhile biog of Carl Laemmle.There's a bit about him in Guest Parking 2 but I cannot find a full recent biog of him.Is he that forgotten?
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 2:32 pm

I came a cross the Fox bio at our local Barnes and Noble about a week and a half ago. It's very interesting and is on my Christmas wish list.
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 3:17 pm

Another book about to be published is a biography of Miriam Hopkins.Should be interesting.She could be termed difficult .
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 3:26 pm

On a pedantic note the Fox biog is not released till next year.


It was published on November 28 in the US.
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 3:42 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:
On a pedantic note the Fox biog is not released till next year.


It was published on November 28 in the US.

I got mine last week. It's simply magnificent!
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostMon Dec 11, 2017 6:14 pm

I'd add the Chaplin/Disney Archives and The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop. Pictures count too!

Edit: Just looked and those are too old. What are the best picture books from this year?
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 10:32 am

I've just posted a follow-up piece, "Best Film Books of 2017: Silent Comedy Edition" on Huffington Post. It can be found at

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/best-film-books-of-2017-silent-comedy-edition_us_5a33f16ee4b0e7f1200cfa3c
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 3:16 pm

Thanks for the sweet note about my book, Thomas!

Regarding the Maltin book, I feel a caveat should be noted. This is not a new book: it is the same book as his swan song 2015 edition of his movie guide, retitled and with a new introduction. I was on the verge of buying it the other day when I decided to read that introduction -- at least he was open and honest about it.

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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 3:27 pm

Jim Roots wrote:Thanks for the sweet note about my book, Thomas!

Regarding the Maltin book, I feel a caveat should be noted. This is not a new book: it is the same book as his swan song 2015 edition of his movie guide, retitled and with a new introduction. I was on the verge of buying it the other day when I decided to read that introduction -- at least he was open and honest about it.

Jim


Thanks for the mention for my book, Thomas!
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Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostSat Dec 16, 2017 3:50 pm

In regards to a Carl Laemmle book, a good one long out of print is The Life And Adventures Of Carl Laemmle by John Drinkwater. Can be found on the used market but yes a newer book would be very welcome.

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