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Cinema Stanzas Rhyming About Movies
Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies showcases film poems incorporated into the author’s reviews of various movies ranging from big blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant to small independent films such as The Lives of Hamilton Fish, In the Dark and With Child. Genres represented in Cinema Stanzas include: drama, comedy, horror, mystery, musicals, thrillers, romance, sci-fi and action. Some rhymes in this book are a bit harsh, but no poets were harmed physically during its creation. Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies is meant to be a fun resource for fans of both movies and poetry.
Confessions Movie Addict
Confessions of a Movie Addict chronicles a love affair with film from the 1930s through the beginning of the new millennium. In addition to revealing personal movie-related experiences, film critic Betty Jo Tucker describes encounters with such veteran actors as Mickey Rooney and Charlton Heston, as well as with current stars like Angelina Jolie, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce, and Brendan Fraser. This amusing memoir also contains the following added attractions: a Movie Addiction Checklist; a compendium of books and Web sites for movie fans; selected interviews; photos; and reviews (as posted on KOAA Online) of more than 70 films released during 2000 and 2001 A.D.
Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick
Susan Sarandon's memorable performances have made her an American icon. Passionate and outspoken, she's often controversial. Why did Sarandon choose acting as a career? What is her acting philosophy? How does she select roles? What motivates her to promote social and political causes? Why do some people object to this? How do critics rate her work and her movies? Betty Jo Tucker answers these questions and more in an analysis of Sarandon's achievements from a film critic's perspective. Tucker's book also includes an annotated filmography of Sarandon's movies and selected reviews of her key films.
It Had To Be Us
Romantic miracles can happen! Take Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, for example. Divorced and estranged for nearly two decades, they accidentally met again and rediscovered their lost love. In It Had To Be Us, Harry and Elizabeth share their feelings about the poignant events that brought them back together. Filled with humor, emotion, suspense, and a surprising Las Vegas encounter, this heartfelt romantic memoir proves genuine love can survive any of life’s problems.
An amusing new honeymoon revelation plus a section devoted to some of Elizabeth’s favorite romantic movies are also included in this 2010 expanded version of Harry and Elizabeth’s award-winning E-book.
It Had To Be Us won first place in the E-book category at the 2006 Hollywood Book Festival. It also earned a coveted Psyche Award nomination and a 5-Hearts review from The Romance Studio the following year.
Cinema Stanzas Two: Poet Laureate of the Movies
Cinema Stanzas Two: Poet Laureate of the Movies is a sequel to the award-winning Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies. This time, film critic Betty Jo Tucker explains how her wish to become the poet laureate of the movies originated, and the book emerges as a kind of audition. This second offering in the series presents over 70 movie reviews/film poems Tucker has written since the first book was published as well as several of her other poems that relate to cinema. She covers films of various genres -- comedy, drama, fantasy, horror/action/sci-fi, musicals, mystery/thriller, and romance. Along with major motion pictures and Oscar® winners like The Shape of Water and Roma, many small independent films -- and even one short movie -- receive Tucker's rhyming treatment. The book is written to serve as a resource for fans of both movies and poetry.
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