• Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage

    Don your reading glasses, classic comedy enthusiasts, Here’s more recommended reading from the Bottom Bookshelf: Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage by Robert S. Bader ©2016 Northwestern University Press 544 pages There has been no shortage of books written about The Marx Brothers and their...
  • $3.99 Kindle E-Book Movie Reference Sale

    While I still prefer reading fiction in the form of real, physical books, I have come to prefer collecting movie reference titles in e-book form.  I love the convenience of being able to access a library of movie reference books on my tablet or cell phone whether I am...
  • The Bottom Shelf Shop is Open for Business

    Looking for the perfect gift for the movie lover in your life?  The Bottom Shelf Shop is now open, with hand-picked Blu-ray, DVD, and film-related book recommendations.  Just click on the “Shop” links in the menus at the top of the site. Plus if you purchase something from Amazon...
  • Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark

    Rather than bury the headline — This book is amazing, and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tim Lucas, the writer and publisher, is allowing cinephiles a limited-time opportunity to read the digital edition FREE online through the end of the month. Read it for free here (expires 8/31/17): Free View HTML-5...
  • The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion

    Don your reading glasses, fellow cinephiles, From time to time, I will use this space to shine a spotlight on various film guides, reference books, and biographies that I feel should be on the bookshelf of every rabid film fan.  Since much of film language and the cult of...
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