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Film Books We Rely On Vol. 3 or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Crime Movies

After a couple months of intense negotiations over finding the right director to film the third installment of videos dedicated to having the right books lying around to better your viewing pleasure of classic films it turns out that Kristina herself wanted to spread her wings and become something of an Ida Lupino taking over the directorial duties.

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Let’s have a look to see if she has what it takes to leave her mark in the world of youtube noir/cinema and somehow turn yours truly into a younger version of Robert Osborne. Or will she just be another __________. Choose your own failed director and fill in the blank.

 

Books mentioned:
Gunmen & Gangsters, Michael Schlossheimer
He Ran All the Way: The Life of John Garfield, Robert Nott
Prison Pictures from Hollywood, James Robert Parish
Crime Movies, Carlos Clarens
The Detective in Film, William K. Everson
Hardboiled Hollywood, Max Décharné 

11 Comments »

  1. If it flops we can always use the Alan Smithee credit! Well I certainly can’t complain about my lead actor! Another fun time and hopefully people enjoy the book selections and repartee 🙂

  2. I already left a comment on Kristina’s site, insisting you get some theme music and an agent, ASAP.

    I enjoy all these episodes, but I think this one is my fave so far. The Claudette Colbert joke = LOL!!

    Thanks for the recommendation re: “Hardboiled Hollywood”. I can’t believe you found that in a bargain bin! Am going to look for it at the library.

    • I love putting some kind of funny nod to classic films like Claudette or the last episode where I was standing on some books to be taller than my leading lady like Mr. Ladd. The Hardboiled book was a good find. Happy reading and be sure to share some titles right back at us.Thanks for watching.

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