Monday, March 7, 2016

Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies by Betty Jo Tucker


New E-Book Combines Film Criticism and Poetry

Pueblo, CO (March 1, 2016) – "I blame director Robert Altman and tap dancing for my journey into the mysterious world of poetry," says author and film critic Betty Jo Tucker whose latest book, Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies, has just been published by BestsellerServices.

Tucker explains that after watching Altman's Gosford Park back in 2002, a poem about the movie came to her when she started to write the review. That poem had the same beat as a tap routine she performed in days of yore. Since then, she's written 70 film poems and incorporated them into her reviews – with enthusiastic feedback from readers. For example, "I always enjoy your reviews, Betty Jo, and now that you are adding poetry, they are enhanced," wrote Ronald Hull, poet and author of The Kaleidoscope Effect. 

Cinema Stanzas contains all of these efforts – from such studio blockbusters as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant to small independent offerings like In the Dark, The Lives of Hamilton Fish, and With Child.  Genres represented in Cinema Stanzas include: drama, comedy, romance, musicals, horror, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, sci-fi and action. "Some of the rhymes in my book are a bit harsh, but no poets were harmed while writing it," the author insists.  This book is meant to be a fun resource for fans of both poetry and movies.   
Tucker serves as editor/lead film critic for ReelTalk Movie Reviews. She also writes film commentary for the Colorado Senior Beacon and is the award-winning author of Confessions of a Movie Addict and Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick. She hosts a radio show, "Movie Addict Headquarters," on BlogTalkRadio. Using the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, Betty Jo and her husband Larry co-wrote It Had To Be Us, a romantic memoir now in the early stages of film adaptation. Tucker is also a member of the San Diego Film Critics Society and the Online Film Critics Society.  More information can be found at her website by clicking on     

Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies is available as a Kindle E-Book on (Price $3.99)
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