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Biography Of The Month: Anita Loos

Anita Loos was a well known name in film and literary circles in the Golden Age of Hollywood, but most people know her best as the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a comedic novel published to huge acclaim in 1925, about a sparkling blonde gold digger in the 1920's, a type that Loos knew well.… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Anita Loos

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Review Of Books: December

The last month of the year... Some of you might know that one of my New Years resolutions this year was to keep track of all the books I read, which I decided to do here, since it might be of use or interest to some of you out there. Turns out I read rather… Continue reading Review Of Books: December

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Review Of Books: November

Coming up to Christmas, and with long dark days drawing in, there's even more of a good excuse to curl up with a good book... The Witch of Little Italy, by Suzanne Palmieri Genre: Fantasy/Drama Logline: When artist Eleanor finds out she's pregnant to her abusive college boyfriend, her distant mother refuses to help her,… Continue reading Review Of Books: November

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Review of Books: October

I'm starting to realise how much of my choice of my reading matter is related to films lately. It might be time to mix it up a little again! That said, I've been lucky to have some really good books to read this month.  Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips (artist) Genre: Graphic… Continue reading Review of Books: October

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Review of Books: September

It's been an odd month, with a lot going on but I've managed to get through some good books (mostly on the way to work) and they were ALL pretty good, which, as you readers know, almost never happens.  Sycamore Row, by John Grisham Genre: Legal Thriller Logline: A sequel to A Time To Kill, this… Continue reading Review of Books: September

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Review Of Books: August

The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn PeakeGenre: Gothic FictionLogline: The sprawling, maze-like castle Gormenghast hulks over the tradition bound lives of it's occupants, as the new heir, Titus Groan, is born, and the ambitious Steerpike plots his way out of working in the kitchens and into everyone's lives. Oh man, these books feel long. I mean, the… Continue reading Review Of Books: August

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July’s Review of Books.

I actually got through a load of books this month, so read on if you're looking for something to read, or what to avoid reading perhaps... (Thought I'd add some pictures this time) Why review books on a blog about films? Because the best directors, writers and film makers read widely, always on the look… Continue reading July’s Review of Books.

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What I read in June…

As a screenwriter and film maker, I read constantly. I know a lot of directors do. It's partly because story and inspiration are everywhere, and the more you are exposed to it, the more you might be exposed to your next big idea... But also, it's partly because that's who I am, and I have… Continue reading What I read in June…

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Review of Books: May

The King in Yellow, Robert W ChambersGenre: Short stories/ FantasyLogline: Dark tales of the weird and supernatural, often centering around a play which, when read, drives people mad, published in 1895.Robert Chambers is sighted as the oft overlooked predecessor and inspiration behind HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. He published this delicious little book, but found… Continue reading Review of Books: May