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by Frank Thompson
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 8
Views: 3199

Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

I'm no critic but I can still add my voice to the throng of enthusiastic fans of this DVD. The quality is first-rate, the musical numbers (well, the great majority of them) are terrific and the commentary track is worth the price of the disc all by itself. Don't be a chump -- add this one to your co...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: The ultimate book on William Wellman

Three weeks from today, we stop selling "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman" by Frank Thompson and John Gallagher. December 5 is the end. No more copies will be sold after that date. Ever. This book is huge, deeply detailed, highly entertaining and richly illustrated with more t...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: The ultimate book on William Wellman

Three weeks from today, we stop selling "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman" by Frank Thompson and John Gallagher. December 5 is the end. No more copies will be sold after that date. Ever. This book is huge, deeply detailed, highly entertaining and richly illustrated with more t...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: The ultimate book on William Wellman

Nice words: "It’s a work that can rightly be described as the most thoroughly researched, detailed, and richly illustrated book ever published on any director" – Thomas Gladysz, Huffington Post “The most ambitious book ever on a Classic Era director … It is awesome … There is not another c...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 589

The ultimate book on William Wellman

Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman By John Andrew Gallagher and Frank Thompson Deluxe Limited Edition $150 Learn more about Wellman and “Nothing Sacred” in this video: https://vimeo.com/232527187 Nearly four decades in the making, Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman is now read...
by Frank Thompson
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Buy This Book: Asheville Movies: The Silent Era
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Buy This Book: Asheville Movies: The Silent Era

Thanks for sharing Leonard's review, Richard. I'll be so bold as to post a link to Thomas Gladysz's review from the Louise Brooks Society site. Thomas read the book carefully and thoroughly -- and he still liked it. http://louisebrookssociety.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-book-asheville-movies-volume-1.h...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Commentary Track podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

The Commentary Track podcast

I'm currently running a campaign on GoFundMe to bring back my podcasts, The Commentary Track and Radio Movies. The Commentary Track is devoted to discussing film history and my guests have included Kevin Brownlow, Rudy Behlmer, David Shepard, Sam Gill, John Bengtson, Brent Walker and Silent Comedy M...
by Frank Thompson
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

John Gallagher and I are in the final stages of a book on which we've labored for literally decades, "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman." We are issuing it first as a limited edition -- probably no more than 100 copies. It will be, in essence, our dream version of the book whic...
by Frank Thompson
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Buy This Book: Asheville Movies: The Silent Era
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Buy This Book: Asheville Movies: The Silent Era

Bless you for your kind words, Richard. May I add that the e-book is available now for the cup of coffee price of $4.99. and if you pre-order the physical book, you'll get it postage paid. Although "Asheville Movies" is specific as to location, I think it should be interesting and fun for ...
by Frank Thompson
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: THE LOST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

THE LOST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE

My documentary "The Lost Remake of Beau Geste" is now available on DVD. The doc is about a group of San Diego collego students who, in 1939, while William A. Wellman's "Beau Geste" was still in theaters, went out to the desert fort built for that film and made their own parody. W...

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