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A History of American Movies: A Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema

by Paul Monaco Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2010)

A History of American Movies provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood...


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....


The Thing

by Jez Conolly Auteur (August 05, 2014)

Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the 1980s 'Body...


Halloween

by Murray Leeder Auteur (August 05, 2014)

The 1970s represented an unusually productive and innovative period for the horror film, and John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) is the film that capped that golden age – and some say ruined it, by ushering...


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 Heist Film: Stealing With Style

by Daryl Lee WallFlower Press (March 14, 2014)

A concise introduction to the genre about that one last big score, The Heist Film: Stealing With Style traces this crime thriller’s development as both a dramatic and comic vehicle growing out of film noir...


Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

by Ira Jaffe WallFlower Press (March 25, 2014)

“In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility,” Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as...


Reading the Silver Screen

by Thomas C. Foster Harper Perennial (September 13, 2016)

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film.

No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying...


House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama

by Ian Jackman & Hugh Laurie HarperCollins e-books (August 17, 2010)

The first authorized companion to the Emmy Award-winning medical drama House, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie, House M.D: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama features full backstage access to the cast and...


The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies

by Mike Mayo Visible Ink Press (April 01, 2013)

From atomic bombs to zealous zombies, this cinefile’s guidebook reviews 1,000 of the wickedest, weirdest, and wackiest scary movies from every age of horror. With reviews of many overlooked, underappreciated...


Ancient Rockets: Treasures and Train Wrecks of the Silent Screen

by Kage Baker & Kathleen Bartholomew Tachyon Publications (August 12, 2011)

From Metropolis to the pre-Technicolor Oz, take a fantastical journey through the wildest frontiers of the silent films of the silver screen.

Ancient Rockets brings you the earliest (and cheesiest) special effects,...


Get the Picture?

by Jim Piper Allworth (January 13, 2012)

Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries,...


The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (May 01, 2002)

Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step,...


Acting in LA

by Kristina Sexton Allworth (November 21, 2017)

Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown....


Acting for Film (Second Edition)

by Cathy Haase & Ian McKellen Allworth (September 25, 2018)

"It will not disappoint . . ." —Ian McKellen, from the Foreword

An Authoritative Training Manual for Film Actors and Teachers

“In today's entertainment industry of buff bodies and beautiful faces, it's easy...


Cult Sci-Fi Movies

by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (September 23, 2014)

Cult Sci-Fi Movies is a collection of 10 essays that examine, dissect, defend, and exalt the greats of classic cult sci-fi films. Film geeks, cinema snobs, VHS collectors, and anyone else who likes their entertainment...


Cult Crime Movies

by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (December 02, 2014)

Kiss Me, Deadly to Nightmare Alley to The Honeymoon Killers to The American Friend—any fan of crime films will tell you there’s a palpable excitement in living vicariously through the corrupt, seductive,...


Cult Horror Movies

by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (October 07, 2014)

The Bride of Frankenstein to House of Wax to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to The Brood—horror is a beloved and multifaceted genre, with no two classics truly alike. And almost all of them—great and not-so-great—inspire...


Notes from the Dream House

by Philip French, Karl French, Kersti French & Patrick French et al. Carcanet Film (October 25, 2018)

Notes from the Dream House is a ‘best of’ selection of reviews by the celebrated Observer film critic Philip French. Spanning half the history of cinema, his reviews cover a great variety of films, from...


Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

by James Fenwick Intellect (April 01, 2018)

This edited volume seeks to bring to light the impact of the ‘new’ Kubrick studies upon the ‘old’ Kubrick studies and collate together original insights, and textual and interpretative analyses of 2001:...


Anime Impact

by Chris Stuckmann Mango (April 15, 2018)

#1 Amazon New Release — The life-changing power of anime

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since...


The Essential James Garner

by Stephen H. Ryan & Paul J. Ryan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles...


The Rise of Comic Book Movies

by Jason Keen, Benny Potter, Dan Rumbles & Chris Stuckmann Mango (July 26, 2016)

Why We Can’t Get Enough of Superhero Movies Recent years show a sea change in Hollywood- the biggest movies come from the pages of comic books. These box office successes are driven by fans who love seeing...


The Rough Guide to Cult Movies

by Rough Guides Rough Guides (August 02, 2010)

The Rough Guide to Cult Movies offers a blend of essential trivia and informed opinion as it takes you on a tour of the most compellingly weird - and weirdly compelling - films in the world. Whether you're a...


The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead

by Christian Sellers & Gary Smart Plexus Publishing Ltd. (October 01, 2017)

The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time, gaining cult status across the world and inspiring movies such as 28 Days Later, Shaun of...


Close Encounters of the Third Kind

by Michael Klastorin Harper Design (October 24, 2017)

Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of...


Urban Noir

by James J. Ward & Cynthia J. Miller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 06, 2017)

Film noir has always been associated with urban landscapes, and no two cities have been represented more prominently in these films than New York and Los Angeles. In noir and neo-noir films since the 1940s,...


The Science of Avatar

by Stephen Baxter ORBIT (May 29, 2012)

Audiences around the world have been enchanted by James Cameron's visionary Avatar, with its glimpse of the Na'vi on the marvelous world of Pandora. But the movie is not entirely a fantasy; there is a scientific...


100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

by James Roots Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 11, 2017)

From the moment films were first produced, comedy has been a key feature of cinema. From just before the turn of the twentieth century until the early 1930s, audiences celebrated the brilliant humor of cinematic...


Talking Pictures

by Ann Hornaday Basic Books (June 13, 2017)

Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art-house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations with friends, we all need ways to watch and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred...


Filmology

by Chris Barsanti Adams Media (November 18, 2010)

Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in...


The Film Buff's Bucket List

by Chris Stuckmann & Scott Mantz Key Lime Press (March 05, 2016)

Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy...


The Good, the Bad and the Godawful

by Kurt Loder St. Martin's Press (November 08, 2011)

The former Rolling Stone writer and MTV host takes off from classic Roger Ebert and sails boldly into the new millennium.

Millions grew up reading the author's record reviews and watching him on MTV's "The Week...


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to the World of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts

by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (November 11, 2016)

From Sorcerer's Stone toFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J. K. Rowling's neverending world of enchantment has charmed a generation. Now, from the editors of Entertainment Weekly comes the spellbinding...


LIFE The Enduring Legacy of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

by The Editors of Life Life (May 13, 2016)

LIFE celebrates Harper Lee, author of one of the most beloved works of American fiction.

When HarperCollins published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960, it quickly became a runaway bestseller-and its author, Harper...


Pocket Guide to Collecting Movies on DVD

by Steven H. Scheuer & Alida Brill-Scheuer Pocket Books (November 01, 2007)

Citizen Kane • Boogie Nights • Sunset Boulevard • My Fair Lady • Almost Famous • Jaws • A Hard Day's Night • Lord of the Rings • Monsoon Wedding • Apocalypse Now Redux • Moulin Rouge • Butch Cassidy...


Now Playing at the Valencia

by Stephen Hunter Simon & Schuster (December 01, 2005)

From Pulitzer Prize-Winning Movie Critic Stephen Hunter Comes A Brilliant, Freewheeling, And Witty Look At The Movies.

Evanston, Illinois, was an idyllic 1950s paradise with stately homes, a beautiful lake,...


Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth

by Guillermo del Toro, Nick Nunziata & Mark Cotta Vaz Harper Design (May 16, 2017)

Discover the dark secrets of Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, in this thrilling exploration of the film’s creation.

Released in 2006, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth was hailed...


The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywoods Worst

by John Wilson & Peter Travers Grand Central Publishing (September 03, 2007)

A paperback guide to 100 of the funniest bad movies ever made, this book covers a wide range of hopeless Hollywood product, and also including rare Razzie ceremony photos and a complete history of everything...


Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love

by Heidi Rice Mills & Boon E (January 06, 2014)

The Romance Lover's Guide to Movie Must-Sees

If you adore Sleepless in Seattle and Pride and Prejudice and The Avengers, then you want a movie guide aimed at women like you. Women who enjoy romances and more!...


Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn (Pop!, Book 1)

by Carrie Sessarego Mills & Boon E (January 06, 2014)

Three great love stories that started it all…

Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights are three of the greatest novels in English literature. Now joining them is Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn,...