Cinema Stanzas Two: Poet Laureate of the Movies is a sequel to the award-winning Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies. This time, film critic Betty Jo Tucker explains how her wish to become the poet laureate of the movies originated, and the book emerges as a kind of audition. This second offering in the series presents over 70 movie reviews/film poems Tucker has written since the first book was published as well as several of her other poems that relate to cinema. She covers films of various genres -- comedy, drama, fantasy, horror/action/sci-fi, musicals, mystery/thriller, and romance. Along with major motion pictures and Oscar® winners like The Shape of Water and Roma, many small independent films -- and even one short movie -- receive Tucker’s rhyming treatment. The book is written to serve as a resource for fans of both movies and poetry.
showcases film poems incorporated into the author's reviews of various movies ranging from big blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant to small independent films such as The Lives of Hamilton Fish, In the Dark and With Child. Genres represented in Cinema Stanzas include: drama, comedy, horror, mystery, musicals, thrillers, romance, sci-fi and action. Some rhymes in this book are a bit harsh, but no poets were harmed physically during its creation. Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies is meant to be a fun resource for fans of both movies and poetry.
At last, a life story with everything but the movie stuff edited out. CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT chronicles Betty Jo's love affair with film from the 1930s through the beginning of the new millennium. Complete with a section featuring entertaining film reviews and revealing celebrity interviews, this humorous memoir is a must-read for movie fans! In SUSAN SARANDON: A TRUE MAVERICK, Betty Jo Tucker answers the most pertinent questions about Sarandon's life and career in an analysis of her achievements from a film critic's perspective. Tucker's book also includes an annotated filmography of Sarandon's movies and selected reviews of her key films. In IT HAD TO BE US, Harry and Elizabeth share their passions and feelings about poignant events that brought them back together. Filled with emotion, suspense, humor, and a surprising Las Vegas adventure, this heartfelt true story proves genuine love can survive any of life's journeys.