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The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

by Whitney Crothers Dilley WallFlower Press (December 23, 2014)

Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book’s introduction to reflect Ang Lee’s...

The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference...

Brick Flicks

by Sarah Herman Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

  • Ideal choice for fans of the LEGO movie who want to try stop-motion animation in their own movies
  • Provides practical tips on how to film using stop-motion animation
  • Professional advice on art, lighting, effects,...

The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke WallFlower Press (May 14, 2014)

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle....

Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

by Lesley L. Coffin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers...

The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

by Delphine Benezet WallFlower Press (April 14, 2014)

Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable....

The Man Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir

by Herbert Coleman & Judy Lanini Scarecrow Press (February 08, 2007)

In this memoir, Herbert Coleman describes working on such classics as The Big Clock, Carrie, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Roman Holiday and with stars like Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn,...

Independent Film Producing

by Paul Battista Allworth (October 08, 2013)

The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience,...

The Films of Steven Spielberg

by Charles L. P. Silet Scarecrow Press (October 02, 2002)

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered...

The Art of Motion Picture Editing

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (January 01, 2012)

Learn how to use images and sound to tell a motion picture story. This guide reveals how editing affects a motion picture's pace, rhythm, structure, and story, and spells out exactly what an editor does. The...

Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

by Kate E. Taylor-Jones WallFlower Press (March 05, 2013)

With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films...

Shooting to Kill

by Christine Vachon HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Complete with behind-the-scenes diary entries from the set of Vachon's best-known fillms, Shooting to Kill offers all the satisfaction of an intimate memoir from the frontlines of independent filmmakins, from...

Hitchcock's Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mother Issues

by Eric San Juan & Jim McDevitt Scarecrow Press (May 16, 2013)

Exploring a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock’s long and acclaimed career, Hitchcock’s Villains also provides a detailed look at some of the director’s most noteworthy...

The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

by Andrew J. Rausch Scarecrow Press (May 03, 2010)

In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch...


by John Anderson & David Morgan Harper Paperbacks (April 16, 2013)

Every winter, 8,000 feet above sea level in the Utah snow, the hopes and dreams of young moviemakers are put on display at the Sundance Film Festival--the haven for independent films where you can show up a...

Rebels on the Backlot

by Sharon Waxman William Morrow (February 19, 2013)

The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries...

Splatter Flicks

by Sara Caldwell Allworth (September 07, 2010)

Features dozens of detailed interviews with directors, producers, F/X pros, and more Horror movies get better distribution dealsso they're great for independent filmmakers Entertaining and informative, packed...

Making Real-Life Videos

by Matthew Williams Allworth (September 07, 2010)

Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room...

Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi Scarecrow Press (January 04, 2013)

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance...

Making Your Film for Less Outside the U.S.

by Mark Dewayne Allworth (March 02, 2006)

At last, here is a definitive step-by-step guide that explains everything needed to successfully produce and distribute films overseas. Following the advice found here, filmmakers will learn to make films in...

Shoot Me

by Roy Frumkes & Rocco Simonelli Allworth (November 01, 2002)

When the script says "shoot me" and Hollywood says no, your only alternative is to raise the money and do it yourself. Here's how screenwriters Roy Frumkes and Rocco Simonelli used digital video to do just that....

Producing for Hollywood

by Don Gold & Paul Mason Allworth (June 01, 2004)

Budding filmmakers, television producers, directors, writers, and students get a crash course on the independent production scene in this riveting account of the business and its key players. Now revised to...

Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People

by Drew Campbell Allworth (June 01, 2002)

Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People introduces film students, actors, producers and other nontechnical film people to the technical aspects that everyone working on a film set should know. Author Drew...

Directing for Film and Television

by Christopher Lukas Allworth (September 02, 2005)

Legendary stories portray directors as eccentric, moody savants who possess a genius for the film medium that mere mortals could never grasp. Throughout cinematic history, gushing accounts have cast the likes...

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

by James M. Welsh & Donald M. Whaley Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2012)

The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia provides an overarching evaluation of Stone's work as screenwriter, producer, and director. While the entries in this volume address all of the usual aspects of Stone’s career,...

Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company

by Sara Caldwell Allworth (February 07, 2012)

Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company can be found in this one source. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer...

Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother

by Barry Sonnenfeld Hachette Books (March 09, 2020)

Film and television director Barry Sonnenfeld's outrageous and hilarious memoir traces his idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his...

Sergei Eisenstein

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Now back in print, this acclaimed biography reassesses a titan of early cinema based on new material released after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict tells the dramatic story...

Jean Renoir

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Now back in print, the definitive biography of a seminal figure in film history, whom Orson Welles called the greatest of all directors."

Jean Renoir's career almost spans the history years of cinemafrom the...

Must-See Sci-fi

by Sloan De Forest & Roger Corman Running Press Adult (April 30, 2018)

Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi showcases 50 of the most shocking, weird, wonderful, and mind-bending movies ever made.

From A Trip...

Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book

by Mel Brooks & Judd Apatow Black Dog & Leventhal (October 17, 2016)

Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews,...

George Lucas

by Brian Jay Jones Little, Brown and Company (December 05, 2016)

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas.

On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie...

Life isn't everything

by Ash Carter & Sam Kashner Henry Holt and Co. (November 11, 2019)

An up close and personal portrait of a legendary filmmaker, theater director, and comedian, drawing on candid conversations with his closest friends in show business and the arts--from Dustin Hoffman and Meryl...

Peter Greenaway's Postmodern / Poststructuralist Cinema

by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi & Mary Alemany-Galway Scarecrow Press (July 17, 2008)

In this collection of essays, various postmodern and poststructuralist aspects of Peter Greenaway's films are explored, including The Draughtman's Contract, The Belly of an Architect, A Zed and Two Noughts,...

The Ridley Scott Encyclopedia

by Laurence Raw & Lord Puttnam CBE Scarecrow Press (September 28, 2009)

From his first feature film, The Duellists, to his international successes Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and American Gangster, Ridley Scott has directed some of the most...

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

by Jerry Roberts Scarecrow Press (June 05, 2009)

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors cites every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well...

Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons

by Nichola Dobson Scarecrow Press (August 03, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history, its development as a technology, and the industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and...

Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki

by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki provides an interpretive critical history of director Gregg Araki's career trajectory to date. In doing so, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart articulates...

Tough Guys Do Dance

by David Winters Indigo River Publishing (June 12, 2018)

David Winters has produced and directed over 80 feature films and over 200 television shows and TV movies, and is recognized as nothing short of an icon in the entertainment industry. In Tough Guys Do Dance,...

The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class

by Betsy Chasse Allworth (November 05, 2019)

"A realist with a sense of humor, Chasse is both stringent and encouraging as she covers every aspect of creating a successful production." —Booklist starred review

How to Make and Distribute a Documentary...

Magic Time

by Hawk Koch & Molly Jordan Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

Hawk Koch is a renowned film producer who has served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has produced some of the most iconic films of all time, including The Way We Were, Chinatown,...

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

by Stephen Rebello & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

Here is a gripping,behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho--and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking.

First released in June 1960, Psycho altered thelandscape of horror...

When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead

by Jerry Weintraub & Rich Cohen Twelve (April 07, 2010)

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him--the...

Altman (Text-Only Edition)

by Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan, Kathryn Reed Altman & Martin Scorsese Abrams (October 30, 2017)

For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films--among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, and Gosford Park--that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned...

The Oliver Stone Experience (Text-Only Edition)

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Kiese Laymon & Ramin Bahrani Abrams (October 30, 2017)

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective--an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form....

The World of IT

by Alyse Wax & Andy Muschietti Abrams (September 30, 2019)

An official behind-the-scenes companion to New Line Cinema’s IT and IT CHAPTER TWO, the globally popular blockbusters 

Collecting the best artwork produced during the making of both of these sophisticated...

Typeset in the Future

by Dave Addey & Matt Zoller Seitz Abrams (December 10, 2018)

In Typeset in the Future, blogger and designer Dave Addey invites sci-fi movie fans on a journey through seven genre-defining classics, discovering how they create compelling visions of the future through...

The Coen Brothers (Text-Only Edition)

by Adam Nayman Abrams (September 10, 2018)

From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated...

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs

by Lauren Wilford, Ryan Stevenson, Max Dalton & Wes Anderson et al. Abrams (September 24, 2018)

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of the beloved auteur's newest stop-motion animated film. +Isle of Dogs's conception and production, and Anderson...

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Wes Anderson & Anne Washburn Abrams (February 09, 2015)

This companion to the New York Times bestselling book The Wes Anderson Collection takes readers behind the scenes of the Oscar®-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel with a series of interviews between...