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6 Books in Top 18 Bestsellers at Amazon Kindle Today!
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Leading off with "Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics", I have no less than six bestsellers in the top 18 of Kindle's Movies & Video Guides & Reviews today. In other words, one of every 3 books in the top 18 bestsellers in this category is one I authored.

I must admit I'm a little surprised "Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics" is so popular.

There are other books on this topic. And actually only 110 movies of the 150 could be classed as ABSOLUTELY MUST-SEE. Almost all of these 110 are famous films like "Citizen Kane" and "Dinner at Eight"; or movies that won numerous awards such as "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Going My Way".

The other 40 movies are really personal recommendations that many other critics like Leonard Maltin and Roger Ebert, for instance, would possibly not share. For example, "A Millionaire for Christy" starring Eleanor Parker; "Strange Boarders" with Googie Withers; and "Upperworld". That last film ranks as a must-see for me because it features Ginger Rogers in one of her very best roles.

Admittedly, any movie with Ginger Rogers is a must-see as far as I'm concerned, but "Upperworld" is most definitely one of Ginger's greatest triumphs.


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More Blogs by John Howard Reid
• Names and Titles, Questions Answered - Thursday, November 10, 2011
• Win (Vincere) the 2009 movie - Saturday, September 17, 2011
• New Light on Movie Bests - Sunday, August 21, 2011
• Which cover do you prefer? - Friday, July 29, 2011
• Poetry News - Friday, July 08, 2011
•  6 Books in Top 18 Bestsellers at Amazon Kindle Today! - Saturday, October 30, 2010  
• Movies Magnificent Hits the Number One Spot at Amazon's Kindle Store - Saturday, October 02, 2010
• Bestseller Number One in Performing Arts! - Thursday, September 23, 2010
• Popular Pictures of the Hollywood 1940s - Saturday, September 11, 2010
• Who Says Poetry Is Dead? - Wednesday, September 01, 2010
• "B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies in Top Ten - Sunday, August 22, 2010
• 10 Books in Top 50 at Amazon Kindle Today! - Sunday, August 15, 2010
• On with the Merryll Manning motley! - Thursday, July 22, 2010
• Revising "Merryll Manning On the Rim of Heaven" - Thursday, July 08, 2010
• Merryll Manning Halfway - Saturday, February 20, 2010
• Almost Time for Another Newsletter - Saturday, January 30, 2010
• Always happy to receive encouraging reviews - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
• Progress Report: A Salute to Spanish Poetry 100 Masterpieces from Spain and Latin America - Tuesday, January 12, 2010
• A Salute to Spanish Poetry: 100 Masterpieces from Spain & Latin America - Monday, January 04, 2010
• What To Write Next - Monday, December 28, 2009
• Poetry for Poets - Thursday, December 17, 2009
• What Makes a Successful Poet? - Wednesday, December 16, 2009
• Naming Names - Sunday, December 13, 2009
• Margaret Havill Reid Poetry - Wednesday, December 09, 2009
• What Do Editors Do? - Sunday, December 06, 2009
• Love & City Dreaming - Friday, December 04, 2009
• MARK and JOHN - Thursday, November 26, 2009
• Psalms - Monday, November 23, 2009
• Classic Movie Posters - Thursday, November 12, 2009
• Poetry Contest Closes for 2009 - Sunday, October 04, 2009
• Weird Book-Buying - Sunday, August 02, 2009
• Traditional Verse? - Saturday, June 13, 2009
• Red Pencils at the Ready! - Wednesday, June 10, 2009
• Solomon's Song of Songs and Proverbs - Saturday, March 21, 2009
• Merryll Manning writing times - Friday, November 21, 2008
• Contests and Competitions - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
• A Frantic Week! - Sunday, November 09, 2008
• Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD - Thursday, May 29, 2008
• Works in Progress - Friday, February 29, 2008


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