Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Christmas Books -- December 29, 2015
The smallest book (5"x7") is 100 Silent Films by Bryony Dixon. When I was a young film fan, I enjoyed books like this, which would try to identify a list of films that people should see. Sometimes they tried to identify the best movies, or silent movies. I think that is an exercise in uselessness. This book has an alphabetical list of 100 movies, devoting 2 or three pages to each. I have skipped around a bit and enjoyed what I have read.
The longest title was Distressed Damsels and Masked Maruaders/Cliffhanger Serials of the Silent-Movie Era by Ed Hulse. I have so far only had an opportunity to glance through it, but it should be fun.