The Ultimate Bogart: All the Facts and Fantasies About Humphrey Bogart, the Quintessential Movie Tough Guy

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  1. 12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Here’s lookin at you, March 29, 2000
    By A Customer
    This review is from: The Ultimate Bogart: All the Facts and Fantasies About Humphrey Bogart, the Quintessential Movie Tough Guy (Paperback)

    I guess Jack Nicholson is the closest thing to him today. But if you’re hoping that this book might serve as a how-to-be-Bogart book, you’re mistaken. There’s much more to Bogart than a cigarette and Fedora. I guess it’s something you either have or don’t have. It’s what makes each of us unique. He wasn’t exactly a handsome man, but he sure had presence. But if there was a how-to-be-Bogart book, this would be it. It’s like the Bogart almanac. It has all the dates, the statistics, the quotes, the films, the radio programs, the plays, and the television appearances in glorious detail. If you’re a Bogart fan, this book’s for you. If you aren’t a fan, this book will make you one. Oh, and you should also see Casablanca.

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  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    great as a resorce but short on biographical info, August 11, 2003
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    Randy Keehn (Williston, ND United States) –
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    This review is from: The Ultimate Bogart: All the Facts and Fantasies About Humphrey Bogart, the Quintessential Movie Tough Guy (Paperback)

    Humphrey Bogart was my movie idol beginning when I was in my teens (about a dozen years after he died). I read what I could about him and, of course, did my best to see all of his movies. Over the years my interest in movies expanded to include other actors and subjects. At the same time, the late night TV movies showed fewer and fewer “old” movies so my Bogart movies seemed limited to “CasaBlanca” and “The African Queen”. Not a bad couple of movies to watch but too limited to live out my Bogart mania. Thus I looked forward to reading “The Ultimate Bogart” when I saw it in the book store. I enjoyed how it brought back my enthusism for one of cinema’s great actors. However, I felt that the book was overloaded with too much trivia; especially the unneccessary information about the expansion of Bogart’s legend after his death. The author categorizes his chapters which has the unfortunate affect of repeating a lot of information that fits into more than one such category. What we come up short on is more information of a biographical nature. There is a great filmography and Bogarts fans will enjoy the trivia tests. There is also a very good bibliography. However, I can’t recall the last time I got excited over a bibliography.

    This is a book for Bogart fans but they will already know most of the information. At least they will have a guide now as to where to turn for more.

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  3. 6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    The Man was a True Original, June 25, 2002
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    A customer “mistermaxxx” (usa) –
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    This review is from: The Ultimate Bogart: All the Facts and Fantasies About Humphrey Bogart, the Quintessential Movie Tough Guy (Paperback)

    He is without a doubt one of the Coolest Cats to Ever be on the Big Screen.I have seen many of His Movies&He had a Edge to His Craft.this Book Explores His Rise&the way He went about things.some very Interesting things are mentioned.I enjoyed all the info.

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