Item description for The Big Book of Biker Flicks: 40 of the Best Motorcycle Movies of All Tiime by John Wooley...
The Big Book of Biker Flicks celebrates the movies that saluted bikers and their legendary lifestyles. Packed with behind-the-scenes details, pressbook tidbits, and full-color photos, it has all the hot, steamy fun of an old-fashioned movie without the horn-honking and mosquitoes! Motorcycles and movies are the perfect combination of wild, wicked pleasures.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.01" Width: 8.07" Height: 0.59" Weight: 1.76 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2005
Publisher Hawk Publishing Group
ISBN 1930709455 ISBN13 9781930709454
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More About John Wooley
John Wooley has written novels, nonfiction, screenplays, journalism, and documentaries. His other books include the seminal horror classics "Old Fears" and "Death's Door", written with Ron Wolfe, and "How to Make It in the Music Business", written with music impresario Jim Halsey. Wooley lives in Oklahoma, where he is working on his next novel.
John Wooley currently resides in the state of Oklahoma. John Wooley was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Big Book of Biker Flicks: 40 of the Best Motorcycle Movies of All Tiime?
Currently, This Is The Definitive Biker Film Resource Book! Apr 23, 2008
This is a terrific table top book, that actualy provides very interesting , in-depth reviews of each biker film, providign lots of unkown triva, and numerous photos. A great purchase!
This book was put together really well Jun 5, 2007
I picked this book up at the local library and I must get my own copy. Tons of pictures and movie posters and sufficient commentary information, including background information. A lot of research was expended to obtain many interesting inside tidbits and on the film-making process. Best of all, there are many sexy pictures of the actresses of these films. In fact, I believe there are more pictures of the women than the men. That's a plus for me.
The author makes no attempt to trash any of the films. For example, for the film She-Devils on Wheels, the author writes, "among those who love low-budget and exploitation films ...". I am old enough to have seen the films of the 60's-70's-80's, low budget films that are barely made anymore. Thanks to Blockbuster (or Lackluster) that stopped stocking these films to concentrate on just the hits. And high ticket prices hurt as well. But, what you saw on the screen was more real than the special effects laden, blue screen, whimpy men & women, boring stuff we now get geared for the 13 year old. I was never a big fan of biker flicks, but now we have 40 cult films because nothing has come on line in the past 30 years to make these films obsolete. Afterall, what studio is going to put a $5 million actor on a motorcycle?
Back to the book, the 40 films are listed by release date. An alphabetical cross-reference of film titles is missing, my only nitpick.
How Hollywood has glamorized and demonized motorcycles May 19, 2005
Award-wining writers who ar especially known for their insightful movie commentaries, John Wooley and Michael H. Price present The Big Book Of Biker Flicks, an erudite scrutiny of 40 of the best motorcycle movies of all time. Black-and-white and a handful of color photographs illustrate the discussions of biker movies such as "Angels Die Hard!", "Werewolves on Wheels", "Rebel Rousers". The reflections not only discuss plot and themes, but also the conditions behind the movies' creation, the models of bikes portrayed, the level and useage of violence in such films, and more. A fascinating tour of how Hollywood has glamorized and demonized motorcycles and the people who ride them, The Big Book of Biker Flicks is a welcome addition to personal and academic Cinematic History reference collections and supplemental reading lists.