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1. The Armchair Quarterback Playbook:
2. Lord of Misrule: The Autobiography
3. Dragon Born
4. Christopher Lee: The Authorised
5. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing
6. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Christopher
7. Nelson and Napoleon: The Long
8. Christopher Lee, Tall, Dark and
9. Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure
10. What About Me?: Strategies for
11. Performance Conversations: An
12. The Shadow of the Earth: An Historical
13. Cult Films of Christopher Lee
14. Christopher Lee's "X" Certificate
15. Legalines: Antitrust: Keyed to
16. Christopher Lee's Archives of
17. Films of Christopher Lee
18. Christopher Lee's New Chamber
19. More of Christopher Lee's New
20. The Christopher Lee Filmography:

1. The Armchair Quarterback Playbook: The Ultimate Guide to Watching Football
by Christopher Lee Barish
Paperback: 128 Pages (2007-08-09)
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Asin: B0032FO678
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Every weekend from August through January, 25 million Americans plop into their Lay-Z-Boys, crack open a beer, and watch football on television. At last, here is an illustrated book that celebrates their pastime and codifies their culture of extreme devotion like no other. The Armchair Quarterback Playbook is both hilarious and authentic, and is designed like a real football playbook complete with modified X and O diagrams. Everything a stay-at-home fan needs to know is here: how to redirect an interfering spouse ('The Listen and Respond Fake'), methods for keeping children at bay ('Intentional Grounding), equipment and etiquette tips, game food recipes, armchair quarterback vernacular, and more. Written by a certified 'AQ,' this is the perfect book for the football fanatic. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great gift for guys who watch football
Bought it for my husband and he loves it. He's a huge football fan and he said there's lots of funny plays. He actually learned how to burn a NY Giants logo into our lawn--

2-0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I thought it was
I purchased this book for a christmas present thinking it would actually give football plays with diagrams.Instead it's just about how to organize the dip, and where to sit when watching football.OK book if that's what you are looking for.

4-0 out of 5 stars Funny, but not ideal for all
After my wife finished her bachelors degree she announced that she now wanted to study football. Realizing I probably have the best wife in the history of the world, (at least since football was invented), I set out to help her accomplish her goal. She's been pretty into football for a number of years, but wanted to learn all of the terminology (such as Post Route, Slant, etc...), the detailed rules, and general history of the game including important players throughout the history of the game. She and I got on Amazon and bought about a half dozen football books, including this one.

Fortunately, my wife has a sense of humor, and isn't easily offended, or this book might have irritated her, as it is written with a distinctly and unashamedly male perspective. Less of a guide to the game than a humorous book that is related to football, it contains some real gems of anti PR. I actually read it cover to cover and found it entertaining, as did my wife, but if you're giving it to a woman, make sure they're not the sort who get their feathers ruffled easily.

5-0 out of 5 stars HYSTERICAL!! And remarkably educational
Not just a light humor book. It's actually very insightful. Very well-organized, with tips throughout on things like fantasy picks and best of all, dealing with significant others. (Including a hysterical section on how to massage while watching the game.) For such a small book, it's packed with useful info...recipes, sports references, resources. Unbelievable. I highly recommend getting it while the football season is still in its nascient stages. Has already made my season that much more enjoyable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Calling all football fans...
Great book!Very funny and full of good tips.We made the "towel-roll" chicken wings-- my buds were impressed.If you like watching football on TV then you should read this book. ... Read more

2. Lord of Misrule: The Autobiography of Christopher Lee
by Christopher Lee
Paperback: 448 Pages (2004-11-01)
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Asin: 0752859331
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A life in film, recounted by one of Britain’s most accomplished actors, whose career has spanned 60 years, culminating in Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. With an Introduction by Peter Jackson. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars BORING
I still love the man and his movies but holy crap that was the most boring autobiography I have ever read. I was expecting to read about his Hammer days and how he got involved with the studio and how he became an actor in the first place. He barely talks about any of that and most of the book is filled with his stories about his time in the military and, the most boring part of all, his various golf exploits. Seriously. Golf.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Grand Master of Macabre is a hoot
Christopher Lee is not only distinguished as an actor and screen presence, he is articulate and funny in this breathlessly paced memmoir.Also, oddly enough, he is an avid golfer

4-0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with Chris Lee
Bought this as a gift for someone but actually read it before giving it to them. A funny, well-written book; Lee is a natural storyteller and this book will please both longtime and newfound fans.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lord of Misrule: The Autobiography of Christopher Lee
One of my all time favorite actors, the legendary thespian Christopher Lee's autobiography is a fascinating tome filled with countless stories of working with everyone from Errol Flynn to Toshiro Mifune, all the while adopting a self-depreciating tone that permeates the book, Lee's fascinating life encompasses many world events, and he talks in detail about his family life, and the numerous films he's starred in. However noticeably absent are his thoughts on his career making turn as Dracula. But considering the hundreds of fantastic films he has acting in, it is of diminutive consequence. Like Sean Connery with 007, he was given fame by a role that he now wishes to distance himself from. Fair enough, considering films like The Wicker Man (One of Lee's favourites) and Sleepy Hollow altering people's perceptions of the actor. Regaling readers with his thorough tales of on-set antics while filming the James Bond film Man with the Golden Gun, working with Steven Spielberg on 1941, and working with directors like Tim Burton, Guy Hamilton, Terence Fisher, George Lucas and Peter Jackson. Lee warms to memories of his long time on-screen acting partner Peter Cushing and their work together. You realize just how important a role Lee has played in cinema history. And despite his numerous Dracula and monster roles (Which aren't that many despite critics waffling) he has displayed in recent years just how much range he can provide, from serious drama in Jinnah, Science Fiction with the Star Wars prequels and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. What a treat to have the master of movies take time to pen his thoughts. Without this book, there would be a large gap in history. This is a very welcome history lesson in Hollywood movie making, and leave s a lasting impression on readers who discover just how prolific an actor he is. Fantastic stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Christopher Lee is a true Master!
This is a truly fascinating read and account by the actor who has made the biggest contribution to the film industry-ever! He is my favourite actor and I have a signed photograph of his proudly hanging on my bedroom wall. I am 15 years old and have never found another person my age who has the same respect for him that I have-he is a magnificent actor!
On the book itself, it is very well written and has a whole collection of photographs that are very interesting. Christopher Lee has a very clever and effective way of tellinghis countless stories and I am sure everybody will find it very enjoyable!
And just for the record he needs to be knighted and also win an honorary academy award right away! ... Read more

3. Dragon Born
by Christopher Lee
Paperback: 220 Pages (2010-07-19)
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Dragons in Southern California?Tamara was waiting for that special someone, Acacia was desperate. When he rescued her he had hopes she would help him. She did, but it came with a condition.Little did she know how deeply she would fall in love. ... Read more

4. Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History
by Jonathan Rigby
Paperback: 304 Pages (2007-09-28)
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Asin: 1905287488
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The name Christopher Lee was for many years synonymous with the best in screen horror. His Count Dracula remains unrivaled and his performances in classics like The Mummy, The Face of Fu Manchu, and The Wicker Man are just as striking. But Lee's film and television credits outnumber those of many other stars, and stretch well beyond the confines of Hammer Horror. Jonathan Rigby, author of American Gothic and English Gothic, chronicles Lee's entire career, including his starring role as James Bond's nemesis in The Man With the Golden Gun and his recent appearances in The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars trilogies. Compiled with the cooperation of Christopher Lee, and featuring a foreword by Star Wars creator George Lucas enthusiastically commemorating Lee as "breathing life into every character he plays," this is the definitive guide to one of cinema's last true legends.
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Once again Jonathan Rigby demonstrates his place as one of England's premier experts on horror films.Hot on the heels of his excellent and recommended ENGLISH GOTHIC comes this new book, a complete listing of horror icon Christopher Lee's film and TV work, current up to 2001. The book even lists Lee's upcoming work in the new STAR WARS and LORD OF THE RINGS movies.Rigby is a talented writer and has made excellent use of rare primary and secondary materials, including a new interview with Lee and viewings of some of Lee's rarest work.Not only is the information updated and complete--Rigby has also unearthed many rare stills, behind the scenes shots, and even some personal photos. A lot of the illustrations are nothing short of breathtaking.

CHRISTOPHER LEE is an excellent book. It is not quite perfect, which is why I couldn't give it five stars. Perhaps by necessity, the book is "listy" and seems to pay as much attention to Lee's minor and/or uninteresting films as the major classics.Some of Rigby's evaluations I simply can't endorse, such as his wild overpraise of THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN INVINCIBLE, while elsewhere he disses one of my favorite Lee flicks, DRACULA AD 1972 (I still insist this film is vastly more entertaining than all the other Hammer-Lee Dracs except the first one--call me crazy, but a cult IS developing about this one!).And Rigby's attack on the ground-breaking work of Raymond McNally and Radu Florescu's IN SEARCH OF DRACULA (Rigby calls their landmark findings regarding the connection between Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stoker "hopelessly flimsy")betrays his membership in that revisionist cult of Dracula fans that has totally blown out of proportion certain needed correctives to M and F's work.C'mon, Jon, Stoker got the name and much of the details of Vlad's life right!There IS a legitimate connection between Vlad and Stoker's Count!.....

But these are very minor complaints, matters of opinion, really.The biggest problem--and it's not really that bad--is that since this is an authorized book, there are no negative critical comments directed at Lee or his performances.Obviously this is probably impossible in a work approved by the subject, but while Rigby often points out substandard work on Lee's resume, he never puts the blame on Lee for agreeing to work in such claptrap. By the same token, hindsight shows us that Lee goofed by turning down lucrative work in HALLOWEEN, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, and various popular US TV shows over the years.Of course Chris couldn't know that at the time--but when instead he did things like BEAR ISLAND and CARAVANS instead, one has to wonder what Lee was thinking!But I don't want to carp too much.95% or more of Rigby's CHRISTOPHER LEE is excellent, thoughtful, lavishly illustrated stuff. It is certainly a must-read for all fans of the actor and horror films in general. ... Read more

5. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema: A Filmography of Their 22 Collaborations
by Mark A. Miller
Paperback: 447 Pages (2010-04-09)
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From their first pairing in Hamlet (1948) to their roles in House of the Long Shadows (1983), Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing have enjoyed the most successful collaboration in horror film history. Each of their 22 film outings together is examined in detail, including plot synopses and critical commentary (and of course release date, running time, studio, production information and full cast and credits are provided). The original research is supported by interviews with both Lee and Cushing, along with fellow performers and production personnel, such as Hazel Court, Robert Bloch, and Patrick Macnee. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Look at the Hammer Horror Icons
Like Karloff and Lugosi, the names Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing are synonymous with horror.The pair made 22 films together (far more than Karloff and Lugosi) although some may be surprised to know that not all of them were in the horror genre.Their work is celebrated in this new book from McFarland & Company, always a leader in scholarly film books.

Mark A. Miller, English teacher and writer for publications such as Filmfax and Shivers, looks at the pair's career in detail and with a thorough analysis if each of their films.One can say that Karloff and Lugosi passed the horror team torch on to the pair in more ways than one.As Miller notes in the introduction, Karloff and Lee made three films together including The Crimson Altar (1968) and Corridors of Blood (1958).The Pair became close friends and even played cricket together.

Miller begins with chapters devoted to the early lives of each actor.We learn about their childhoods, families, education, personal lives, and what drew them into careers as actors.Lee, born in London but of Italian ancestry, can trace his family's roots back to the time of Christ.Despite having several family members who were actors, Cushing was into his thirties before he began his own theatrical career.Of all things, the refined British actor was a big fan of early Western film star, Tom Mix.

As mentioned, not all of their collaborations were in the horror genre.In fact, their first teaming was a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet in 1948.Perhaps even more amusing was their second pairing, the 1952 romantic musical, Moulin Rouge.However it would be their next two pairings that would eventually make legends of Lee and Cushing, 1957's The Curse of Frankenstein and 1958's Horror of Dracula.These two films teamed the pair with England's Hammer Studios for whom they would make 8 films together, and many more on their own.These films, and the sequels that followed returned horror to the gothic roots of Universal Studio's films of the 1930s and 1940s.

Miller provides a detailed synopsis, background, and critical analysis of each of their 22 films and had done a remarkable job of research.There are wonderful anecdote's about each film's production and include comments by the actors themselves as well as period reviews from critics.Miller shares his expert view on what worked...and didn't work with each of the films, breaking down directorial and casting selections, and examining key scenes.A complete filmography is included with a complete list of credits for each film, year of release, and running time.

About the only mild criticism I would lob is that it would have been nice to have a few more photos and perhaps some color photos but this is minor.Miller has done outstanding job of covering this immortal team and their films.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book i ever read
I laughed, I cried, I gave it awayfor x-mas and new years!!!! Mark Miller you the man!!!! ... Read more

6. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Christopher Lee Reads...)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Audio CD: Pages (2009-06-15)
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7. Nelson and Napoleon: The Long Haul to Trafalgar
by Christopher Lee
Paperback: 368 Pages (2006-11-01)
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Asin: 075531042X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The battles, the politics, and the personal rivalries that led to Britain’s most momentous naval victory.

Horatio Nelson is Britain’s greatest naval hero; Trafalgar, 1805, her greatest naval victory. Through the prism of the events of the preceding years, historian Christopher Lee reexamines the myths surrounding Trafalgar. He also paints a detailed picture of the personalities and the intrigues, particularly the creation of Nelson as national hero and his intense rivalry with Napoleon. Finally, he explores the "what ifs" of Trafalgar: for instance, what if Nelson had lived? An illuminating account of a victory that changed the course of the Napoleonic wars and led to Britannia ruling the waves for more than a hundred years. Christopher Lee is the author of the prize-winning history of Britain, This Sceptered Isle. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Expands on the Common Story
Having just passed it's 200th anniversary, the Battle of Trafalgar was the deciding battle that enabled Britain to rule the waves for the next century and more. In this book Mr. Lee, the author of the award winning radio history of Britain, 'This Sceptred Isle,' takes a view of the battle and of the key commanders.

The title of the book reflects the main subjects, a rivalry of commanders that had gone on for years. The secondary commanders such as Villeneuve, Cornwallis, Collingwood are likewise covered in detail.

This is a well researched, well written history of the battle and the people. There are a lot of histories of Nelson and Napoleon, this book has a lot more on their lower level commanders. Perhaps best however, is the final fifty pages or so. Here is where the battle itself, and the aftermath is described. In addition there is a very interesting 'What If.'

'What if Nelson had lived?' Blind in one eye, he was losing his vision in the other. Politically astute and extremely popular, could he have become Prime Minister, what about his temper - not good in apolitician. Very interesting book. ... Read more

8. Christopher Lee, Tall, Dark and Gruesome
by Christopher Lee
Paperback: 320 Pages (1999-08-06)
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Asin: 1887664254
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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International film actor Christopher Lee details hischildhood, war years, friendships with Peter Cushing, Vincent Price,Robert Bloch and Boris Karloff, and, of course, his varied andinteresting film career.

Mr. Lee first published his autobiography in Britian in 1977.The Midnight Marquee edition is updated, Americanized and includesmany new and rare photos personally selected by Mr. Lee

A must for all film fans. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars He is truly human
Here is the story of an amazing man who has traveled a long an wonderful journey. From discovering his Gypsy and Italian Royal ancestry, his military service during WWII, his family and a dizzying array of work. His friendships with Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff and the awards he has won for his work. Bad guy, good guy, king, vampire, assassin, wizard, evil villain, philosopher, cowboy, gangster, he has played them all. A truly talented man who is truly human. A great read for classic movie and Hammer fans! Enjoy

5-0 out of 5 stars Christopher Lee -- Nobleman, Gentleman, and Regular Guy
Written in a style that is easy to read and genuinely fun to follow, this autobiographical account of Christopher Lee's "life and times" is delightful. Mr. Lee's own account of his childhood, early adulthood, film career, and genuine love for his wife and daughter often brought me to tears, made me laugh, and inspired me. This was, clearly, someone who made the most of what was given to him in life.

After reading his autobiography, I can honestly say that this is a man worth knowing. He has had a phenomenal life, accomplished more than most, and appears to be a genuine "good guy" trying to make it through life, just like the rest of us! Hats off to you, Mr. Lee! You are superb.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Christopher Lee story, or, "I am not Dracula"
Christopher Lee tells about his career in motion pictures, but of course the interesting parts are where he talks about playing Dracula and the problems he had with Hammer Studios.Having seen all of the Hammer Dracula movies it is easy for me to understand why Lee felt frustrated in the role.The character was reduced to being so animalistic; in some films he never even speaks.This autobiography makes it clear Lee could have done much more with the role (and actually got the chance to do so, but in a film made after this book was published).Certainly an interesting book for Lee's fans, but hopefully they will end up with more of an appreciation for the man's entire career in acting.

5-0 out of 5 stars An honorable man.
Christopher Lee reveals himself to be tenacious, diligent, precise, hardworking and tireless. He cares about many things and many people. His beliefs are evidenced in his loving actions: serving in the elite armed forces for his country; putting his family first in thought and in deed; and by founding the Charlemagne film company, dedicated to eradicating evil. Mr. Lee appears completely worthy of having Knighthood bestowed upon him. It is most unclear why that hasn't yet happened, and quite disheartening when folks with less transparent qualifications have achieved the honor. At times we fail to fully realize to whom we should bow, to return the service in kind. On behalf of the human race, thank you, Mr. Lee, for advocating for our well-being.

5-0 out of 5 stars Christopher Lee.....The Man In His Own Words
Time to get up close and personal with an actor we've all admired for years.This is a facsinating book and with each chapter, we come to realize just how multi-dimensional this versatile actor really is.As he tells the story of his childhood, the World War II years, his film career and his personal life as a husband and Father, you really learn to appreciate this amazing gentleman on more levels than simply his acting.You see Mr. Lee as very human, humerous, talented and outspoken.If you read just one autobiography this year, make it this one! ... Read more

9. Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire and Other Stories (HarperCollinsAudioBooks)
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Audio Cassette: Pages (1998-06-01)
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Asin: 0001054996
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In these four tales from his case book, we find the great detective summoned to investigate the mysterious bones which just won't stay buried at Shoscombe Old Place. We see him deducing why a hitherto devoted lion should have turned savagely on its keeper. We even join Holmes on the trail of an exotic South American vampire, but when the merciless Baron Gruner sends hired assassins to intercept him outside the Cafe Royal, it looks as though the Illustrious Client may prove to be Holmes' last client... ... Read more

10. What About Me?: Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners
by Christopher Lee, Rosemary Jackson
Paperback: 176 Pages (2001-02-01)
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Asin: 0325003483
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With Faking It, Christopher Lee and Rosemary Jackson offered a moving account of Lee's struggle and ultimate triumph over dyslexia. Now, Lee combines his special insight with Jackson's expertise as a special education trainer to offer specific help to teachers and parents of other misunderstood learners. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Special Education
Christopher Lee dives into his personal story of growing up in the public education system as a student with dyslexia and how the teachers and schools failed him. Learning from his experiences, he has compiled a list of very basic and practical strategies to implement in the classroom to help other students with other forms of learning disabilities. A good piece of critical literacy and curriculum and instruction for ALL students.

I am reading and writing about his experience for the first time as a gen ed social studies teacher taking my first spe ed. grad class. It is a great book to dive into the complexities within the US public school system and those students who need Individualized Education Plans (IEP). I would recommend this book for all gen edu or beginning spe edu teachers, even TAs. Good starting point.

Many of my colleagues had read his first book, "Faking it," before reading this second installment. I had not, and I found it unnecessary to have read the first one, but I might go back and read it at a later date.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great to relate for those dealing with dyslexia
This is a great book to understand what someone with dyslexia is going through and how they may be helped.A good for all special educators to have a little empathy for those with LD. ... Read more

11. Performance Conversations: An Alternative to Appraisals
by Christopher, D. Lee
Paperback: 260 Pages (2006-06-15)
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The Performance Conversations® model is an innovative approach to building partnerships for successful performance between managers and employees.

If you hate performance appraisals, here is an alternative. Learn to:

--Use conversation instead of evaluation to describe and achieve great performance. --Develop a sense of shared responsibility for performance results. --Produce a work climate that creates and replicates success. --Engage and empower employees using 21st-century management techniques.

The Performance Conversations® model is a structured feedback and supervision system that uses continuous dialogue and adjustments to manage work efforts, outcomes, and behaviors. ... Read more

12. The Shadow of the Earth: An Historical Novel Based on the Life of Christopher Marlowe
by Lee Wichelns
 Hardcover: 293 Pages (1988-01)
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Isbn: 0941692078
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13. Cult Films of Christopher Lee
by Jonathan Sothcott
Paperback: 280 Pages (2000)

Isbn: 0953909204
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14. Christopher Lee's "X" Certificate
 Hardcover: 176 Pages (1976-03-08)

Isbn: 0491019254
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15. Legalines: Antitrust: Keyed to the Fifth Edition of the Pitofsky Casebook
by Mark Lee, Christopher C. White
Paperback: 205 Pages (2004-09)
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Asin: 0314156356
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Legalines gives you authoritative, detailed briefs of every major case in your casebook. You get a clear explanation of facts, the issues, the court’s holding and reasoning, and any significant concurrences or dissents. Even more importantly, you get an authoritative explanation of the significance of each case, and how it relates to other cases in your casebook. And with Legalines’ detailed table of cases, you can quickly find any case or concept you’re looking for.

But your professor expects you to know more than just the cases. That’s why Legalines gives you more than just case briefs. You get summaries of the black letter law as well. That’s crucial because some of the most important information in your casebooks isn’t in the cases at all… it’s the black letter principles you’re expected to glean from those cases.

Legalines is the only study aid that gives you both case briefs and black letter review. With Legalines, you get everything you need to know – whether it’s in a case or not! ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not as Helpful as Expected
Good: It does follow the Pitofsky casebook perfectly. The fact summaries are helpful for understanding the cases.

Bad: Most of the cases summarized lack depth in analysis. It does not prepare me for class discussion. I was also expecting more black letter law analysis. ... Read more

16. Christopher Lee's Archives of Evil
by Michel Parry
 Hardcover: 172 Pages (1977)

Isbn: 0491020422
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17. Films of Christopher Lee
by Robert W. Pohle, Douglas C. Hart
 Hardcover: 227 Pages (1983-01)
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Asin: 0810815737
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18. Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors
by Christopher Lee
 Paperback: 288 Pages (1974-10)

Isbn: 0285621521
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19. More of Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors
 Paperback: 160 Pages (1976-12-23)

Isbn: 0583126367
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20. The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases, 1948-2003
by Tom Johnson, Mark A. Miller
Paperback: 480 Pages (2009-09-29)
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Asin: 0786446919
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The career of towering, handsome actor Christopher Lee has stretched over half a century in every sort of film from comedy to horror. He has assumed such diverse roles as the Man With the Golden Gun, Frankenstein's monster, Fu Manchu, Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. Catheter (from Gremlins 2). From Corridor of Mirrors in 1948 to Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones in 2002, this reference book covers 166 of Lee's theatrical feature films in detail. Each entry provides all production information (including year of release, studio, running time, and location), full credits for cast and crew, a synopsis of the film, and a critical analysis of the film and Lee's involvement, with a detailed account of its making and commentary drawn from some thirty hours of interviews with Lee himself. Each entry also places the film within the context of Lee's career and discusses the director and other significant figures. Two appendices list Lee's television feature films and miniseries and Lee's short films, with brief credits and Lee's role in each. The work concludes with an afterword by Christopher Lee. Photographs from the actor's private collection are included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The last word on the career of Mr. Lee--plus insights into the man himself!
Early in the summer of 2006 Turner Classic Movies ran Billy Wilder's underrated 1970 film, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. The picture was a box-office bust, Wilder himself elected to say little about itlater (in part because it was recut and shortened against his wishes), and published critical reaction is scarce. Not least among the film's attributes is Christopher Lee, who is a splendidly forceful Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's officious, easily annoyed brother. I wanted to read more about Lee's performance, and more about the film. Where to look?

Ah! Tom Johnson & Mark A. Miller's exhaustive, scholarly, and compulsively readable THE CHRISTOPHER LEE FILMOGRAPHY saved the day. Nearly 2000 words from this smart, handsome book are devoted to the Wilder film, offering complete cast & credits; a plot synopsis that is concise, useful, and entertaining; and a lengthy "Commentary" section that looks at the film as a whole, thus placing the contributions of Lee and others in a helpful contextthat encompasses art and industry realities.

The latter portion of the authors' commentary about the Wilder film, as with every Lee film discussed, focuses on Lee's involvement in the film. Johnson & Miller's remarks comments reflect two perspectives: critical and business/ historical. So it is that, throughout the book, we get informed comment on Lee's work as an artist, as well as original research that illuminates the making of the film, and the particulars of Lee's relationships with other cast members, as well as his comments regarding director, producer, writer, and others who helped make the film a reality--or who may have impeded its success.

The U.S.-based authors spent many hours in face-to-face confabs with Mr. Lee at the actor's home in London (plus numberless follow-up phone calls and letters), asking questions, taking down the actor's marvelous anecdotes, looking through career scrapbooks that Lee graciously opened for them, and selecting rare photographs from Lee's personal collection. This is what scholars of any stripe call "original research," and its value pays off here, with insights into Lee's movies (more than 160 of them!) that simply are not available from other sources--or if they are, they may have been cribbed, without acknowledgemt, from Johnson & Miller.

A special pleasure is that nearly every essay concludes with Mr. Lee's remarks, presented verbatim, about the individual films. Over the course of these first-person recollections, Lee reveals himself as a dedicated artist, of no small ego, perhaps, and also a man of powerful and varied talents. Above all, he has wished to work in meaningful films of quality and integrity, and to stretch himself as an actor. That he has not always been able to do so says more about the inanities of the film business than it does about Mr. Lee. Given opportunities worthy of him--the early Dracula roles, Lord Summerisle, Mycroft Holmes, Count Dooku, Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan), and many others--Lee dominates the screen not merely with his physical presence and that marvelously deep and cultured voice, but with his ability to become lost in his role. Like other great film actors--all of whom are forced to perform in fits and starts--Lee BECOMES the character. Film scholars and movie fans alike are swept away; they buy the illusion.

As an incredibly detailed--and always fascinating--chronicle of the career of one of cinema's most compelling actors, THE CHRISTOPHER LEE FILMOGRAPHY is the last word on Mr. Lee's professional life. And it is that rarity: a book created by the authors AND the subject, in protracted and amiable collaboration. How unusual that is, how valuable, and what a treat.

5-0 out of 5 stars More than a laundry list - Real Film Scholarship
Exhaustive without being exhausting, authors Miller and Johnson manage to transcend the trend of "lists" by not only providing the details of Christopher Lee's myriad film works, but accompanying the facts with delicious anecdotes and observations.Each and every film has an accompanying commentary - and each and every commentary is a treasure trove of information either from Lee himself or one of his collaborators, along with relevant snippets from reviews.What I particularlyliked about the commentary segments is that they not only rely on Lee's memories of the films - they also frequently draw on contemporary accounts by Lee himself in the form of quotes from letters Lee wrote to his fan club president over the years.Many's the time Lee would approach a film with high hopes, only to have them dashed by any one of a number of problems that tend to beset the best of productions.It's truly fascinating to see what was running through the actor's mind prior to starting something like THE DEVIL RIDES OUT.

While they obviously have great respect and affection for their subject, Miller and Johnson are never sycophantic.

You may buy this book because you are a fan of Christopher Lee or a horror film completist.But you'll return to it again and again because it is well-written, well-researched, and just plain fun to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of McFarland's finest
Individually, film historians Tom Johnson and Mark A. Miller already have several books and articles to their credit. Now they've pooled their talents to collaborate on what will stand as the definitive account of Christopher Lee's film career. Documenting Lee's cinematic output is a daunting challenge; he appeared in many films that were never released in the U.S.--or anywhere else--making them extremely difficult to track down, even in this wonderful age of DVD and satellite television. Fortunately, Johnson and Miller--with valuable assist from Mr. Lee himself--come through with flying colors. This is cinematic scholarship of the highest order, which is not to imply it's dry and academic. Hardly. Thanks to Johnson, Miller, Lee and many interview subjects, it's a lively, accessible, and at times fall-down-funny look at the career of someone who could be cited as the ultimate example of a "working actor."
McFarland books tend to be very high priced, and since most of them never make it to a bookstore shelf, consumers don't have the luxury of checking out the goods before hand. So you're never really sure of what you're getting until the money has left your wallet. At $55, THE CHRISTOPHER LEE FILMOGRAPHY may seem pricey, but it's well worth the investment; the book is beautifully written and McFarland has done a bang-up job of laying out the text and (rare) photos. For Lee fans, it's a must-have item. ... Read more

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