Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME BRAIN

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Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME BRAIN

Postby Richard M Roberts » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:33 am

Hey Gang,

Leonard Maltin just gave very nice reviews to My book and Steve Massas book:


http://blogs.indiewire.com/leonardmalti ... cholarship


Thank You Leonard,


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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Ed Watz » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:46 am

Thanks Richard for the alert - I just shared Leonard's appreciative reviews with friends & fiends alike, on FaceBook. And Congrats to both you and Steve Massa!
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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Louie Despres » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:10 am

Great review! Congratulations to you and Steve!

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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Steve Massa » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:08 pm

And on INDIEWIRE. Maybe some hipsters will be induced to pick up copies.

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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Jim Roots » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:16 am

Steve Massa wrote:And on INDIEWIRE. Maybe some hipsters will be induced to pick up copies.


Do hipsters consider Leonard Maltin hip? I mean, unironically?

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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:28 am

Jim Roots wrote:
Steve Massa wrote:And on INDIEWIRE. Maybe some hipsters will be induced to pick up copies.


Do hipsters consider Leonard Maltin hip? I mean, unironically?

Jim



Unironically, I don't think you can find anyone in the entire Film History Community qualified to answer that question.


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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Mike Paradise » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:38 pm

Richard, it appears that you got something that you wanted; a critic that understood why you and your co-authors wrote the book. Congratulations! The wife and I are having a party this weekend. I have color printed and framed a copy of Maltin's review on "Smileage". It is sitting next to your book, we used a couple of phone books to prop it up. I told the wife our guests would be impressed with our cultural and cutting edge literary tastes. She remarked how I seem to get smarter every day. Sounds like "wining" to me.

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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:10 am

Hey Frank Flood!

Thanks for the good words about the book (and the two Steve's books as well) over at Nutrateville! That will keep the Nutters gnashing their teeth as the positive praise piles up.


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Re: Leonard Maltin: Thumbs Up on SMILEAGE GUARANTEED/ LAME B

Postby Frank Flood » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:25 pm

My pleasure, Richard. It's a great book. I've looked at some of that Roach material at USC, and I get the challenge of not producing something as readable as a phone book on the one hand, or skimped down re-hashes of what's already been published on the other.

Looking forward to the Educational book. What will be Volume 3 be - miscellaneous funny stuff?


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