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Cinema Speculation

Dynamic film commentary from a contemporary legend that is essential reading for cinephiles.


Holy Ghost: The Life and Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler

A flawed biography of a tantalizing subject.

The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

A truly engaging study that should appeal to fans of both Hitchcock and architecture.

Dr. No: The First James Bond Film

An extensively researched and enjoyable look at a screen legend.

From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My Forty Years of Laughter, Tears, and Touchdowns in TV

An insightful look into the inner workings of television and televised sports by an absolute professional.

The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age

A fascinating look at how the Disney magic happened, and how close it came to tumbling down.

Licence To Kill: The Science of 007

An entertaining, page-turning, sure-fire hit with all fans of 007.

The Middle Ages and the Movies: Eight Key Films

An intriguing and detailed discussion best left to historians and devoted film buffs.

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