LitStack Rec: Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood & American Born Chinese

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Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood, by Teri Garr Think of Teri Garr, and likely it’s as the outspoken girl next door, the slightly off-kilter girlfriend, wife, or mother—characters she played in Tootsie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Young Frankenstein. Even when Garr is playing it straight, as in Mr. Mom and Oh God!, [….]

LitStack Recs: Books About Actors and Film & Ancillary Justice

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As the summer film season approaches, here are three books—a memoir, a novel, and a book-length interview—that offer a look behind the camera. Spielberg, Truffaut and Me: An Actor’s Diary, by Bob Balaban Spielberg, Truffaut and Me: An Actor’s Diary was published in 2002, and it’s a fascinating look behind the curtain of how the [….]

Review & Giveaway: Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova

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Box Office Poison Phillipa Bornikova Tor Books August 6, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-2683-6 Linnet Ellery is a modern, young associate at the prestigious New York law firm of Ishmael, McGillary and Gold.  But IMG is not your average law firm – it’s what’s known as a “white-fang” firm, which means that it’s run by vampires.  That’s [….]