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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BLOG TOUR: It Came From the 70's by Connie Corcoran Wilson

Hi there readers!
Welcome to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today is day one of a two day stop here at the site where we'll be welcoming a blast from the past that speaks volumes to the present AND the future.  It's a little out of the box compared to the books I normally review, but I couldn't resist once I read more about it...after all there were A LOT of great films that came to us from that era.  Without further adieu, courtesy of Virtual Author Book's book of choice is....

From the Godfather to Apocalypse Now
Connie Corcoran Wilson

In its simplest form, this book is a collection of movie reviews from days gone by delivered to us by a voice of the generation.  It's a walk down memory lane with the blockbuster hits of an era that brought us timeless classics like Rocky, Carrie, and Alien....films that despite their age of production live on vividly today.  If we expand our view though, we find not only a chance to experience many of these films "first hand", but also the opportunity to learn a lot of little known facts that may have fallen on the cutting room floor.  For example...did you know that Al Pacino was NOT the first, second, or even third choice for the memorable role of Michael Corleone in the Godfather film series?  That's right.  As far as the studios were concerned, those in the running were Nicholson, Sheen, and Beatty (among others) but Pacino wasn't even a consideration.  Can you imagine this series with a different cast?

Or how about another creepy favorite....Halloween.  Little known fact time....the mask that Michael Myers wears in the film, does it look familiar to you?  It should.  It was actually a William Shatner/Captain Kirk mask turned inside out that created the look of this iconic character.  Who'd have thought, right?  But it doesn't stop there...or rather it's just getting started.  You can easily make a rather interesting to see (or not to see, EVER) list that will take you through some of the best and worst films in 70's cinematic history.  At the end of each review, there's a bit of trivia to add to your knowledge base and help bring out the movie buff in you.

In short, a great book for the hardcore enthusiast but also an entertaining read for those just getting their feet wet in 70's movie culture.  Whether you're saying hi to old friends or adding to your viewing repertoire, you're sure to find a lot of great introductions within this book.  Recommended reading for teen and adult questionable content but the interest is geared for older readers.

Special thanks to Teddy of Premier Author Virtual Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this tour as well as their upcoming events, be sure to check out their website.  As for me, I'll be back here tomorrow with an interview with the author herself...and there just might be a chance to win involved as well.  Stay tuned....

Until next time....happy reading!


Misha said...

I am definitely going to read this! I love older movies. Al Pacino was not the first choice? Wow! I can't imagine Godfather without him.

....Petty Witter said...

What an amazing walk down memory lane reading this would be. I know several people who would love a copy of this.

Juju at Tales of said...

This sounds like a blast!

Teddy Rose said...

I love movies from the 70's. It is probably the best decade for movies! This book would be a great addition to any movie lover's library.

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