Monday, February 27, 2012

Classic Films and the American Conscience


This is to announce the publication of Classic Films and the American Conscience, which is a collection of essays from this blog.  

They are not all verbatim from the posts you read on this blog; some are tidied up a bit, sporting a brand-new hair ribbon, but all are pulled from the past five years of blogging here.

Next Monday, March 5th, marks the fifth anniversary of Another Old Movie Blog.  I am that much older, not much wiser, but I've enjoyed every moment and most especially your comments over the years.  I've made some friends through this blog, and for that I'm truly grateful.

Classic Films and the American Conscience is currently up for sale exclusively at Amazon.com (for at least the time being) as an ebook.   However, as much as I appreciate the dimes and nickels tossed my way, if you are interested in purchasing this book I would suggest you wait until next week when it goes FREE for four days - from Monday, March 5th through Thursday, March 8th.  If you don't have a Kindle, you can download Amazon's free PC for Kindle and read it on your computer.

The four-day free offering is my fifth anniversary present to you.   I'm sorry, there won't be any cake. 

I'll be talking more about the book this Thursday, and certainly next week, so you'll have your full of it soon enough.  Don't worry, though, I'll get back to regular business on Monday, March 12th. 

That week I hope to get around to some real meat-and-potatoes blogging with "The Trial" (1955) with Glenn Ford and Dorothy McGuire, and "Storm Center" (1956) with Bette Davis and Brian Keith.

What better way to cap a celebration than with trials, book burnings, Communists, and a spinster librarian?  I always say.

17 comments:

VP81955 said...

Congratulations in advance on your fifth anniversary -- your blog is three months and eight days older than mine, "Carole & Co." It's amazing how soon after creating a site, it turns out to envelop you (he said nearly 1,900 entries after his first).

Looking forward to checking out "Classic Films and the American Conscience" as well.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks very much. Envelop is right. I hope everyone who isn't already a fan of yours to check out your blog, Carole & Co. A great blog.

DorianTB said...

Jacqueline, congratulations on ANOTHER OLD MOVIE BLOG's upcoming anniversary and your book CLASSIC FILMS AND THE AMERICAN CONSCIENCE! I very much want to read it, but since I'm on a tight budget, I don't own Kindle or any other e-book-type things (I'm a Luddite, I know). If it's available on paper, I'd buy it in a heartbeat! Any chance of that?

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks, Dorian. Don't worry about being Luddite. There's more to life than pixels and DRMs and...all that other stuff that's too complicated for me, too.

This one definitely won't be available on paper because it's a large book. If printed, it would come out to something like 700 pages, far too expensive to print and it would cost much more than any reader would probably want to pay.

And it would be too heavy and cause you carpal tunnel syndrome just turning the pages.

Your other option is Amazon's FREE Kindle for PC, downloaded to your computer from their site. You read the book on a Kindle-looking screen right on your computer.

Thanks again.

Laura said...

Jacqueline, this is *so* neat!! Will be looking forward to hearing more and checking it out. A wonderful idea.

A big congratulations on your upcoming bloggiversary!!

Best wishes,
Laura

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks so very much, Laura. Now if I could only find some productive way to recycle all the SPAM I've gotten in the last five years.

Cliff Aliperti said...

Congratulations on both your 5-year anniversary and the publication of Classic Films and the American Conscience. And thanks for the tip on when you'll be exercising the freebie period! Best wishes for lots of downloads!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks, Cliff, much appreciated.

The Lady Eve said...

Congratulations, Jacqueline, on your upcoming anniversary and your new book. I'll be there, on Amazon, on the 5th but am looking forward to your Thurs. post in the meantime.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks, M'Lady.

ClassicBecky said...

What an accomplishment, Jacqueline! The whole CMBA is better for your wonderful blog and other writings. You are especially great to offer the free days! Congratulations on your anniversary and this particular in-depth book.

Dave the Movie Guy said...

Congratulations Jacqueline ...
But no cake!!!
Meh, I guess I'll read it anyway ... : )

Keep up the great work.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you so much Becky. Sorry about the cake, Dave. I had one, honest, but I tripped going up those long cement stairs where the Stooges had to carry ice, and I slipped and fell into it. It was mighty tasty.

Thanks.

KC said...

Congrats on the book and the anniversary. Two accomplishments to be proud of!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you, KC.

twentyfourframes said...

Congratulations Jacqueline on five years of blogging and of course the publication of you new book. I have Nook instead of a Kindle but I will be looking for a download on to my PC.

John

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks so very much, John. Publication with Barnes & Noble remains a possibility down the road, but I really appreciate your interest.