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Book Review: Hollywood Movie Stills (new edition)

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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Just Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) eating lunch.

As a kid I used to go skim through my father’s books on old Hollywood. My imagination would run wild looking at the memorable faces and events in film history. A simple black and white image can say so much about a movie, the time and the people of a certain era, it’s a wonderful history lesson that anyone can take part in.

With Hollywood Movie Stills, my recent book review for City of Films, I had the pleasure of going through some of the most unique images I have ever seen of the film industry. Cinema’s most memorable events and faces are all here in a detailed coffee table size book that you won’t be able to put down.

It traces the origin of stills photography during the silent era and the early development of the star system, through to the rise of the giant studios in the 1930s and their eventual decline. Author Joel Finler focuses on the photographers, the stars they photographed, and the films and film-makers.  Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Clark Gable just to name a few, and that’s just one page!

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TODAY’S LINKS: Independence Day Re-Release, Anchorman 2, Kick-Ass 2 and More

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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  • INDEPENDENCE DAY is set for 3D re-release on July 3, 2013, welcome to earth again.  [indiewire]
  • Christina Applegate will returns in ANCHORMAN 2, the cast is complete. [celebuzz]
  • Star Trek TNG HD screenings theater list announced + Amazon lowers blu-ray pre-order price. [trekmovie]
  • Brad Pitt to produce Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe film BLONDE, how many more do we need? [latimes]
  • Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse likely to return for KICK-ASS 2. [deadline]
  • Nicolas Winding Refn takes on Button Man. [comingsoon]

New Trailer for PREMIUM RUSH Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt:

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Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe, Nothing Wrong With That

Friday, October 8th, 2010

My Week With Marilyn has begun principal photography and the production has released the first image of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe.  The film centers on a week Monroe’s life in the summer of 1956 on the set of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl.  My Week with Marilyn is directed by Simon Curtis and co-stars Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, and Julia Ormond.

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The press release after the jump.

JUMP!