“Lewis Milestone: Life and Films” Book Giveaway (now through Dec 21)

“Lewis Milestone: Life and Films”
We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month!

It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH is happy to announce that we will be giving away FOUR COPIES of “Lewis Milestone: Life and Films” by Harlow Robinson, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky. Milestone directed over 50 films including Two Arabian Knights (1927), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), The Front Page (1931), The General Died at Dawn (1936), Of Mice and Men (1939), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Ocean’s 11 (1960) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1962).

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Dec 21 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Nov 30: One Winner
  • Dec 7: One Winner
  • Dec 14: One Winner
  • Dec 21: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday Dec 1 at 9PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…

Lewis Milestone


And now on to the contest!

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, December 21 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Lewis Milestone: Life and Films” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub You can #EnterToWin here http://ow.ly/L4dC50xjbsk

What is it about Lewis Milestone that intrigues you? And if you’re not too familiar with his work, why do you want to win this book?

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…

About the Book:  This comprehensive biography is the first to present Lewis Milestone’s remarkable life — a classic rags-to-riches American narrative — in full and explores his many acclaimed films from the silent to the sound era. Creator of All Quiet on the Western Front, Of Mice and Men, the original Ocean’s Eleven and Mutiny on the Bounty, Lewis Milestone (1895-1980) was one of the most significant, prolific, and influential directors of our time. A serious artist who believed in film’s power not only to entertain, but also to convey messages of social importance, Milestone was known as a man of principle in an industry not always known for an abundance of virtue.

Click here for the full contest rules. 

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

Good Luck!

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon by clicking here:


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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16 Responses to “Lewis Milestone: Life and Films” Book Giveaway (now through Dec 21)

  1. Robert Stein says:

    “All Quiet On The Western Front” (1930) is one of my favorite films. Everything about it was authentic so I wonder how was Milestone about to depict the horrors of war so well? Was he in the military? He must have had an extraordinary cinematic talent to have translated the novel onto the screen and make you feel so intensely absorbed with this film.

  2. M.T. Fisher says:

    The fact that Milestone had such a varied career, and that his films continue to hold up. Additionally, the man made classics in dealing with just not one war, but three. Had he lived on, it would have been fascinating to see what he would have done with a Vietnam film.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  3. Bruce Baldwin says:

    Lewis Milestone’s work, especially “The Strange Loves of Martha ” (one of favorite Stanwyck movies) is known to me, but the man is not.
    I look forward to finding out more about what shaped the man and his work.

  4. Javier Valverde says:

    What intrigues me about Lewis Milestone is the mystery surrounding his career and life. Very little is known of his films beyond All Quiet on the Western Front and The Front Page. I would love to know more about him.

  5. David Hollingsworth says:

    I love that in Milestone’s films, there is a sense of realism and social relevance. His characters have actual issues and flaws, which make them human.

  6. Carl says:

    It surprises me that Milestone’s legacy is not better known these days. He certainly directed a number of significant films yet his accomplishments seem somewhat obscure today. I’d love to read his story and learn more about him. Thanks for the chance!

  7. steve carmody says:

    I have seen many of Milestone’s films, but I have never really had a sense of the man behind the camera. I would hope this biography could give me a better sense of the artist.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  8. Vickie L GLeason says:

    I do not know much about Lewis Milestone and would love to learn more!

  9. Destiny L Drake says:

    The reason I would like to win this book is because: I would like to know more about the person who directed such fantastic and amazing films.

  10. Jack Cibrian says:

    I’m sadly unfamiliar with Milestone, even though I’ve seen All Quiet on the Western Front, The Front Page, Of Mice and Men, Ocean’s 11, and Mutiny on the Bounty. I’d love to fill in the gaps of my film ignorance by reading this book.

  11. RD says:

    He was an amazing Academy Award Winning Director, and I would love to win this book because I am a huge film lover.

  12. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message
    THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS is one of my very favorite noirs. Although I’ve seen it multiple times I’ve never thought about its director (I know, who can be that oblivious?). Now, I’m really interested in learning who he was and how he helped create that strange, sad, and wonderful movie.

  13. Stuart Cook says:

    Mr. Milestone was a master director. He showed his versatility from ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT to THE FRONT PAGE and to OF MICE AND MEN. All top classics of the 1930’s and my favorite Milestone movies. Can’t wait to read about him.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  14. Pam Tames says:

    I have seen many of his movies. They are classics and will never be forgotten. I am curious about the life of Lewis Milestone and would like to learn more about him.

  15. Charles Lore says:

    Milestone was a man who was ahead of the crowd technically, it shows in ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT and THE FRONT PAGE. With OF MICE AND MEN he made the only film to bring me to tears and I’ve seen three other versions of that story. But his post war career seemed to have fizzled a bit, I would like to know what happened, especially with MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY.

  16. Billy Slobin says:

    Always loved his work! 1st into strangely was Oceans 11! From there it was Martha Ivers, All quiet on The Western Front, Of mice and men, The Front Page—this is exactly the classic film maker book I need to read to begin 2020!

    Merry Christmas!


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