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Making her debut on camera for a live take, I am joined by Kristina Dijan who operates the wonderful and informative site known as Speakeasy. Please make her feel welcome and give us a look as we talk of some favorite film books we have used repeatedly over the years in our passion for studying and learning more about film history.

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  1. Thanks for having me as a guest, haha! this was so much fun I hope you ask me on again sometime! Next time I’ll bring my book about movies that start with C. Seriously picked some really great books, nice items to represent our libraries and interests. Cheerio!

  2. That’s great guys! It’s nice to see what others have in their movie libraries, especially those books which pre-date the net and which we relied on as just about the only source of info in those days.

    • There is still something to be said for having a book that guides us thru film history. It was fun to do and Kristina was the added bonus. She has so much knowledge of film history and a great library of books in her viewing room.

    • Thanks Colin, I’m glad you got a kick out of it, we sure had fun, and frankly it was tough to narrow down to those few books from all the great ones, so Mike maybe we do a sequel? 🙂

  3. Great job guys! Movie books are definitely fun. I think you guys should do a monthly segment on film books and or movies. I love the films of, citadel press and crown books. I think I have every one of those books except for the elusive and expensive films of jennifer jones. Hope you review some poster books next time. Take care and continued success, a new Siskel and Ebert is born. 🙂

    • you know, with nice flattery like this you’ll only encourage us, more books will be easy to do since I had a tough enough time narrowing down to just these. The Films of/Citadels are so collectible, you get a couple and want them all. Already have a poster book in mind 🙂 Thanks for the compliments!

  4. I am late to the party on this, but as I told Kristina via email, I thoroughly enjoyed this video and in fact I have it to thank for the fact I ordered the book on B movies this week! It was almost simultaneously recommended by another blogger and I realized I had to have it, as I share Kristina’s love for the B’s. I also put her Citadel on my wish list as that’s one I don’t have!

    You two definitely should make this a monthly event, although I’m a bit worried about what else it’s going to do to my pocketbook!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

  5. Wonderful! It was great to see you guys on video. I got really interested in the “They Had Faces” book, sounds very interesting (especially for someone like me, who once in a while develops an obssession for some obscure player).
    Please, do it again! haha
    Greetings!
    Lê

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