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Q&A on The James Bond Film Series

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Q&A for James L. Neibaur and Gary Schneeberger, authors of the BearManor book “From Connery to Craig: The James Bond Film Series.” How did you two end up collaborating on a book?James: Gary and I had been friends since college, both writers, but in different areas. Gary owns a public relations firm so his first book was in that field. I am a film historian and have over 30 published books, several of which are for Bear Manor. He and I found a subject we both liked and felt we could create a definitive study.Why the James Bond films?Gary: James...

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Bond. James Bond broadcast.

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Bond. James Bond broadcast.

No James Bond fan can miss the next broadcast of KSAV.org’s “Flashback!”   That’s because on Mon. Jan. 16, online radio’s “Flashback” continues its James Bond avalanche   with a new interview with James L. Neibaur & Gary Schneeberger, co-authors of From Connery to Craig: The James Bond Film Series. Nobody knows more than these two gents so expect lots of surprises and insights you might not have known all these years when these guys swap stories and perspectives with fellow Bond aficionado Wes Britton and co-host Karina Kantas! We flesh out this lively conversation with a vintage interview with Rob...

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Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Max Linder: The First Cinema Celebrity

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Book review courtesy of James L. Neibaur Back around 1970 there was an informative book entitled Clown Princes and Court Jesters that offered chapters on lesser-known comedians of the silent era. This included some of the true pioneers of the moving image, such as John Bunny, Augustus Carney, and Max Linder. Author Lisa Stein Haven’s new book from Bear Manor Media explores the life, career, and tragic end of Frenchman Linder, citing his lasting significance to film history. Max Linder began in films in 1905, making him the first world-famous movie comedian. Writing his own scenarios early on, Linder’s comic...

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Book Review: Ma and Pa Kettle on Film

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Reposted with permission by James L. Neibaur If ever a movie series demanded a book of its own, it is Ma and Pa Kettle. And it's especially grand that Lon and Debra Davis have chosen the project for BearManor Media.   This reviewer once held a free weekly film series for his townspeople at a downtown coffee shop. The bonafide classics of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, and W.C. Fields were well attended and enjoyed, but when I would show a Ma and Pa Kettle film, the place was so packed we worried the fire marshall...

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