BOOK REVIEW: "One Good Film Deserves Another"

BOOK REVIEW, The Theatre/Cinema/TV Shelf: 

Synopsis: "One Good Film Deserves Another: A Pictorial Survey of the Film Sequels", a follow-up to author Michael B. Druxman's "Make It Again, Sam" (about movie remakes), and in a newly revised edition by BearManor Media is now back in print after many years.
This complementary volume deals with film sequels scanning five decades: Boys Town, Topper, Brother Rat, The Little Foxes, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Miniver, The Jolson Story, The Paleface, Broken Arrow, Cheaper by the Dozen, King Solomon's Mines, The Robe, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Peyton Place, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Curse of Frankenstein, Room at the Top, The Carpetbaggers, Harper, Hawaii, Planet of the Apes, Funny Girl, The Three Musketeers, The French Connection, and The Godfather.
Individuals involved with some of the productions are interviewed, such as Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, William Alland, Jimmy Sangster, Richard Carlson, Jane Bryan, Stirling Silliphant, Delmer Daves, Jose Ferrer, John Sturges, Edward Dmytryk, Robert Rosen, George Sherman, Sidney Skolsky, etc., and a long compendium, a listing of pictures and their sequels, concludes the volume.
Critique: A 'must' for all dedicated film buffs and cinema historians, this large format (8.25 x 0.61 x 11 inches, 1.59 pounds) hardcover edition of "One Good Film Deserves Another: A Pictorial Survey of the Film Sequels: Revised Edition" is profusely illustrated throughout with B/W images accompanying fascinating, informative, and thought-provoking descriptive commentaries of the selected films. An impressive nd unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and college/education Cinematic History/Criticism collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists, it should be noted for film buffs, film students, and academia, that "One Good Film Deserves Another" is also readily available in a paperback edition (9798887711317, $27.00).
Editorial Note: Michael B. Druxman is a screenwriter, active primarily in the 1990s. His scripts for B-movie producer Roger Corman include Cheyenne Warrior (1994) with Kelly Preston, Dillinger and Capone (1995) starring Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham and The Doorway (2000) with Roy Scheider, which he also directed. His memoirs, My Forty-Five Years in Hollywood and How I Escaped Alive, were published in August 2010, by Bear Manor Media. (

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