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Books that cover the world of film from both popular and academic perspectives.

Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 10 star
This week's column highlights the history of women in film. I offer a capsule review of the new, lavishly illustrated, book "Hollywood: Her Story" and discuss the legacy of a woman who deserves more attention - film editor Margaret Booth.

Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 6 star
March is Women's History Month. In this week's column, I discuss three books on the history of women in film and two features from female directors - "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "The Bookshop".

Errol Flynn - The Spy Who Never Was star
June 20th is the 114th anniversary of Errol Flynn's birth. To commemorate, I review the book by film historian Tony Thomas which demolishes the controversial claim that Flynn was a Nazi spy.

Tales from the Script - Book and Movie Review star
The writers of films as disparate as "Taxi Driver", "Ray", "Sleepless in Seattle", "Alien", and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" explain how they achieved success in Hollywood and offer practical advice to aspiring screenwriters.

Watch Me - A Memoir Book Review star
Anjelica Huston has written a page-turning, star-studded memoir of her life in Hollywood. Learn about her stormy seventeen year relationship with Jack Nicholson, the party scene in Aspen, and her Oscar-winning role in the film "Prizzi's Honor".

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