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The Incredibly Strange Film Book - Jonathan Ross
The Incredibly Strange Film Book
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This book takes a look at the tarnished end of the silver screen. With his hit TV series "The Incredibly Strange Film Show", Jonathan Ross established himself as a highly entertaining expert on wacky movies. This is a unique account which will appeal to Jonathan Ross fans and movie fans of the... show more
This book takes a look at the tarnished end of the silver screen. With his hit TV series "The Incredibly Strange Film Show", Jonathan Ross established himself as a highly entertaining expert on wacky movies. This is a unique account which will appeal to Jonathan Ross fans and movie fans of the strange and off-beat. An amusing, compelling and meticulously researched counterpoint to the academic histories of cinema. From the very moment that the Lumiere Brothers discovered that they could achieve persistence of vision at 24 frames per second, the medium has been used for outrageous exploitation, frivolity and porn. The business also supports a bizarre menagerie of weird characters. Jonathan Ross has a huge collection of reference books and copies of obscure movies and a great affection for the medium and the people, no matter how sleazoid. This is a wonderfully entertaining and vivid account of the alternative movie world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780671712969 (0671712969)
ASIN: 0671712969
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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2.5 Review: The Incredibly Strange Film Book: An Alternative History of Cinema by Jonathan Ross
I only knew of Jonathan Ross from watching his talk show a few times back in the 80s (and from reading of incidents of his being a jerk in the media), but I'm always up for another film book. I vaguely remember adding this to the pile I was buying at the used bookstore. Even though I now have read a...
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