Thursday, April 29, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway - Reel to Reel: Movie Mistakes From Hollywood's Favorite Films by Isla Grey

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Reel to Reel: Movie Mistakes From Hollywood's Favorite Films by Isla Grey. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also a blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Reel to Reel: Movie Mistakes From Hollywood's Favorite Films
Author: Isla Grey
Publication Date: May 5th 2021
Print Length: 287 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction Movie Guide
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Lights, Camera, Action!
 
From the very beginning, the world of cinema has captivated us. We have found ourselves laughing at our favorite comedies, crying when love finally comes to fruition, being beamed to other worlds or battling in the midst of action sequences. 
 
While movies might be the perfect entertainment, most have slight imperfections, mistakes, which go unseen, until they’re released and caught by the movie audience. These mistakes don’t detract from the film, and finding them are just as fun as watching the movie. 
 
For the past several years, Isla Grey has written a “Movie Mistakes” column for Bellaonline. “Reel to Reel” is a collection of some of those columns, spotlighting the fun goofs found in some of our favorite movies. Can you spot them? Grab the popcorn, sit back, and happy movie watching!

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EXCERPT:
The Notebook

There’s no question--Noah and Allie are in love. Set in two different time periods, the beginning of the pair’s relationship is shown via a notebook an older Noah reads to Allie who is suffering the effects of dementia. Can true love ever be forgotten? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “The Notebook”.

Near the beginning of the movie, the younger Allie and Noah are at a carnival. After their first encounter, Allie and another man get on the Ferris wheel. The man is holding cotton candy in his right hand. This is noticeable throughout the scene. After Noah has climbed aboard and gets Allie to go out with him, the cotton candy the man was holding is now gone.

After Noah and Allie have watched the movie in the theater, they decide to go for a walk. When they get to the traffic light, Noah tells her how he used to lie in the road and demonstrates for her. At first, Noah is closer to the center of the lane to his left. (This is noticeable in the overhead view.) During the close-up, Noah is now closer to the double lines that run down the middle of the road. This happens again when Allie joins him. At first, they are closer to the center of the lane to their left, but the next view shows them near the double lines.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Isla Grey is from Central Virginia and at an early age developed a love of movies. She shared many Sunday afternoons watching old favorites with her grandmother that included everything from “Gone with the Wind” and “Rio Bravo” to “Titanic” and “The Mummy”. (Her grandmother may or may not have made fun of her when she covered her eyes during “Anaconda”.)

Working as Bellaonline’s Movie Mistakes editor since 2012 has given Isla the opportunity to indulge in two of her passions—movies and writing.

When Isla isn’t writing or watching movies, most of her time is spent with her ever active daughter and her band of cats. She also enjoys good music, reading biographies and ghost stories and taking quiet strolls.

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GIVEAWAY:
Isla Grey will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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32 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting "Reel to Reel" today. I hope everyone enjoys!

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  3. Congrats on the book release. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. How long was the writing process?

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  5. thanks this sounds like a great book

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  6. In any book review, I always enjoy learning about the author.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book!

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  8. This sounds like an interesting book and the cover has nice artwork.

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  9. This sounds like a very good book.

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  10. chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card

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  11. Really nice book to learn about.

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  12. David HollingsworthApril 29, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    What inspired you to write this book?

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  13. The book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  14. I liked the post because I love to hear about movie mistakes.

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  15. Oh so interesting! I'd love to see the mistakes made in my favorite movies!!

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  16. I am looking forward to reading this!

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  17. I enjoyed your excerpt the best.. getting a small taste of how good this book is.. Thank you...

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  18. The cover is fantastic, I usually pick out books by the covers I like

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  19. It is always exciting to read about authors!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. This sounds like an interesting book and the cover has nice artwork

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  21. My brother loves movies and he'd like this book.

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