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Ken Knight has served in the US Military and worked in the Criminal Justice field, having always been a movie-buff since childhood staying up late watching Cable TV movies into the early morning hours. Having written four fiction novels as well, he wanted to pen a book of reviews and commentary on some of the most memorable movies of the 1980's, especially those he labels "Guy Flicks". An Autograph-Collector himself, he has met numerous celebrities over the years and respects the work that goes into performing in a motion picture. Writing fiction is his mainstay and he has many more stories to write for years to come. He may be reached at chapt19@yahoo.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434341488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434341488
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,345,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Putter on October 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
THE MIDNIGHT SHOW is a great, memory-laden return to the 1980's and the films, pop culture trends, and even music that defined the era. Anyone who grew up in the 80's or 90's and remembers catching a few of the late night movies on cable will have a great time revisiting some old classics and being introduced to some new gems. What's great about Ken Knight's survey of the films is that he tends to avoid the more well-known blockbusters and instead looks at the grittier, more daring films from the decade. The reviews themselves read like a movie recommendation email you'd receive from an old buddy from high school or college (you know, the type who never got good grades but was always fun to hang around): skimpy on the plot details, more emphatic on the nudity and action scenes.

Beyond the reviews, the book also contains interviews with several 80's icons, a few essays on the 80's zeitgeist and what made the decade's guy flicks great, and even two short stories that are both reminiscent in tone to the types of films surveyed. My only gripe with the overall package is the lack of proper editing, which you can get a taste of by reading the sample pages available. That sort of syntax continues throughout the book, though it never becomes overly distracting. The content of the material itself is more than enough to hold your attention and help you ignore the occasional lapse in grammar.

Overall, THE MIDNIGHT SHOW will be a welcome trip back to a better time and place for those of us who grew up watching late night guy flicks on cable in our formative years. For those readers and anyone else interested in getting a taste of a few of the best movies the 80's had to offer, I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Luster on May 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
Being a fan of Eighties movies will help you enjoy this book, but Ken Knight gives you much more than just good reviews of the movies of the period. There is enough movie and well written additional story material that any adult should find it a good read. It has lots of insight into where we were as a culture and what we found entertaining. The beauty of this book is that it isn't just the PG stuff, but many of the wonderful adult movies as well. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I picked up this book but I was pleasantly surprised with the detailed movie reviews of the 80s. I enjoyed a closer look at several movies I wasn't familiar with before. Ken includes several autographed photographs of some of the adult lady stars and a closer look at some of their thoughts and life styles. This may appeal slightly more to men than women but it should be of interest to ladies as well if they have any interest in what guys enjoy. It's a good resource for referring back to as a refresher as well. I recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas R. Hendricks on May 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
I loved this book. Ken Knight is an excellent author. This brought back great memories of all of the hot babes and fun movies we all enjoyed during the 80's. The interviews with sexy Patty Duffek, Tane McClure, and Sybil Danning with the various movie reviews sure brought back great memories! It reminded you just how much you loved watching the Andy Sidaris and other babe flicks and makes you want to watch them all over again! I hope Ken writes another book similar to this one soon.
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