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Books Into Film: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of

Smiley, Robin H.

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ISBN 10: 0972250336 / ISBN 13: 9780972250337
Published by Capra Press, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author on half title page, 3/11/04. This is a very collectible copy of the first edition/first printing. A limited edition was published the same year. Size: 7" x 9-1/2. Bookseller Inventory # 002789

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Title: Books Into Film: The Stuff That Dreams Are ...

Publisher: Capra Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Smiley's essays on cult and classic books and the films that were based on them is a labor of love; affectionately and carefully written, it should thrill the hearts of book and film buffs alike. The intelligent and personal essays are knowledgeable, but never pedantic, opinionated, but never narrow. As William F. Nolan writes in his foreword, one cannot help disagreeing vociferously, if occasionally, with some of Smiley's evaluations, but that is part of the fun. Smiley's essays contain marvelous facts and insights, such as: "Nobody sets out to be a geek; geeks are made, not born. Nightmare Alley, the unremitting and darkest of noirs, is about nothing less than how to be a geek." Other gems include the fact that there were over five million copies of The Old Man and the Sea in print before it was even published, thanks to Life Magazine, which ran the full text in a 1952 special issue, and the connoisseur's wit of the following revelation: "It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows Howard Fast's work to learn that the idea for Spartacus came to him while he was in prison in Mill Point, Arkansas, for contempt of congress." Smiley, the founder and publisher of Firsts: the Book Collectors Magazine, in which these essays first appeared, offers us a book best read slowly, to be savored for the memories it can reclaim for us, as well as the obscure treasures to which it can point the way.
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