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Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:36 am
by thomas_gladysz
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

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:36 pm
by wingate
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?

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:32 pm
by linquist
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.

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:17 pm
by wingate
Another book about to be published is a biography of Miriam Hopkins.Should be interesting.She could be termed difficult .

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:26 pm
by Mike Gebert
On a pedantic note the Fox biog is not released till next year.


It was published on November 28 in the US.

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:42 pm
by R Michael Pyle
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!

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:14 pm
by bigshot
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?

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:32 am
by thomas_gladysz
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

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:16 pm
by Jim Roots
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

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:27 pm
by drednm
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!

Re: Huffington Post: Best Film Books of 2017

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:50 pm
by Silla
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.