• 100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century
    100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century
    ISBN: 9783836556187
    Title: 100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century
    Author: MULLER JURGEN


    Take a journey through the makers and shapers of celluloid history. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, Western to new wave, this selection gathers the greats of 20th-century cinema into one indispensable guide to movie gold.


    The collection is arranged chronologically and in an extra-handy format. Film entries include a synopsis, cast/crew listings, technical information, actor/director bios, trivia, and lists of awards, as well as film stills, production photos, and the original poster for each film.


    From Metropolis to Modern Times, A Clockwork Orange to Bu uel's The Young and the Damned, from the blockbusters to lesser-known masterpieces, thumb through and transform a quiet evening into an unforgettable screen encounter.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 100 All-time Favorite Movies: Film Noir
    100 All-time Favorite Movies: Film Noir
    ISBN: 9783836543569
    Title: 100 All-time Favorite Movies: Film Noir
    Author: DUNCAN PAUL (ED)

    Noir in the spotlight Enter a world populated by private eyes, gangsters, psychopaths, and femme fatales, where deception, lust, and betrayal run rampant.... If your heart rate just increased a bit, you'll covet this bookthe first film-by-film photography book on film noir and neo-noir. Beginning with silent, German, and French films that were early influences on the genre, through to seminal works such as Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Vertigo, you'll make your way to the present day via Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Memento, and the recent cult favorite Drive. Entries include posters, tons of rare stills, cast/crew details, quotes from the films and from critics, and analyses of the films. Film director, film noir scholar, and Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader provides the introduction to this feast of noir worship. Populated by the genre's most revered directors like Hitchcock, Wilder, Welles, Polanski, Mann, and Scorsese, the book also pays homage to its iconic faces such as those of Mitchum, Bogart, Hayworth, Bergman, Grant, Bacall, Crawford, Nicholson, Pacino, and so many more

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
    $105.00
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Film
    100 Ideas that Changed Film
    ISBN: 9781856697934
    Title: 100 Ideas that Changed Film
    Author: PARKINSON DAVID

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history as well as being a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of film, the ideas include innovative concepts, technologies, techniques, and movements. From the silent era's masterpieces to today's blockbusters and art house movies, these highly illustrated pages are a chance to discover or rediscover films from five continents. The milestones that have given Hollywood a hegemony over world cinema are discussed, but so too are subjects as diverse as German Expressionism, auteur theory, and Third Cinema. Key ideas such as continuity editing, genre, and sound are also fully explored. Each idea is presented through informed text and arresting visuals paying homage to the medium's great classics. We learn why and how the ideas first evolved and what their impact has been up to the present day.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760525323
    Title: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    Author: SCHNEIDER STEVEN JAY

    The definitive film guide, this fully updated volume brings together the most significant movies from every country and all genres.
    With more than one and a half million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time, offering a treasure trove of incisive, witty, and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together the most significant movies from every country and all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance, and sci-fi.

    Completely revised and updated this definitive edition features a fresh new design, 500 original movie posters, and 200 new movie stills. Fifty previously overlooked or recently discovered masterpieces are reviewed for the first time, taking their place alongside the box-office smashes and critically acclaimed films of movie history. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book you will ever turn to.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 2017
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 2017
    ISBN: 9781844039869
    Title: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 2017
    Author: SCHNEIDER STEVEN JAY


    Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2017, from great classics like The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind to more recent offerings like Moonlight, Arrival, La La Land and Mad Max: Fury Road. Each entry tells you exactly why these films deserve inclusion in this definitive illustrated list, engaging readers in each film's concept development and production, including curious trivia facts about the movies, as well as the most famous pieces of memorabilia associated with them.


    Illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die offers an incredible visual insight into the world of modern cinema. It puts together the most significant movies from all genres, from animation to Western, through action, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. Movies from over 30 different countries have been included, offering a truly wide multi-cultural perspective, and the time span includes more than a century of extraordinary cinematography.


    Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that might surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the world of film. Whether your passion lies with The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide for all movie lovers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • 30-Second Classical Music The 50 Most Significant Genres, Composers & Innovations, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Classical Music The 50 Most Significant Genres, Composers & Innovations, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782409311
    Title: 30-Second Classical Music The 50 Most Significant Genres, Composers & Innovations, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: CORMAC JOANNE

    Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Our early ancestors understood pitch and rhythm, the basic tools that have been worked and ordered by composers and performers over the past 400 years into an extraordinary body of music written for soloists, chamber musicians and entire orchestras. Today, everyone has access to a prodigy of classical music which, far from being traditional or elitist, is alive and magical. From plainsong to programme music, appreciate the magnitude and majesty, the passion and the pathos of sounds that have the power to stir our emotions to great joy or infinite sadness. Here's music to your ears.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Acid House (Screen & Cinema)
    Acid House (Screen & Cinema)
    ISBN: 9780413724205
    Title: Acid House (Screen & Cinema)
    Author: WELSH IRVINE

    The characters in this extraordinary book are often - on the surface - depraved, vicious, cowardly and manipulative, but their essential humanity is never undermined. Two professors of philosophy turn pugilists; Leith removal men become the objects of desire for Hollywood goddesses; God turns Boab Coyle into a house-fly; and in the novella, 'A Smart Cunt', the drug-addled young hero spins off on a collision course with his past. The Acid House is a bizarre, disturbing and hilarious collection from one of the most uncompromising and original writers around.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Adaptation for Screenwriters
    Adaptation for Screenwriters
    ISBN: 9781350036673
    Title: Adaptation for Screenwriters
    Author: MARLAND JOHN & EDGAR ROBERT


    Develop the critical and creative skills to 'translate' a story from page to screen with this step-by-step guide to the process of screen adaptation you'll learn to:


    - interrogate a novel or short story to release its 'inner film'
    - convert fictional prose into visual drama
    - overcome the obstacles presented by different media 'languages'
    - approach key strategic decisions - both technical and interpretive
    - draft and re-draft your plot, characters and dialogue
    - professionally format and submit your finished script


    In addition to examples taken from 'literary classics', contemporary novels, genre fiction, short stories, and biographical material, Marland and Edgar embrace the wider phenomenon of re-telling and updating existing stories, such as the 'appropriation' of popular figures, inter-film adaptation (sequels and 'reboots'), and development into other visual forms including graphic fiction and video games.


    Whether you are producing a faithful adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, or planning to pair up the crime-fighting duo of Sherlock Holmes and Batman, Adaptation for Screenwriters will be your guide.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    ISBN: 9780062408860
    Title: All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    Author: GRIFFIN MARK


    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE


    The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.


    Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s and '60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood.


    As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the '70s and '80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans.


    The icon worshipped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother.


    Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hudson was determined to become an actor at all costs. After signing with the powerful but predatory agent Henry Willson, the young hopeful was transformed from a clumsy, tongue-tied truck driver into Universal Studio's resident Adonis. In a more conservative era, Hudson's wholesome, straight arrow screen image was at odds with his closeted homosexuality.


    As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure, not only by scandal sheets like Confidential but by a number of his own partners. For years, Hudson dodged questions concerning his private life, but in 1985 the public learned that the actor was battling AIDS. The disclosure that such a revered public figure had contracted the illness focused worldwide attention on the epidemic.


    Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, All That Heaven Allows finally delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history.


    Author Mark Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson's troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson's classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms, and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    ISBN: 9781474610292
    Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    Author: IDLE ERIC

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


    'Funny, wicked, naughty, eye-popping and compulsively, joyously brilliant'
    STEPHEN FRY


    From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

    Best known for his unforgettable roles in Monty Python, from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this brilliantly entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film.


    2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, and this laugh-out-loud memoir is the perfect celebration, chock-full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life that features everyone from Princess Leia to the Queen. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout that involve close friends and luminaries such as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Steve Martin, Paul Simon and David Bowie - let alone the Pythons themselves - Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal hilarity and heart.


    Named after the song he wrote for Life of Brian that has since become the number-one song played at funerals in the UK, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life reflects on the highlights of his life and career with the off-beat humour that has delighted audiences for decades.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • American Cinema: Directors & Directions 1929-1968
    American Cinema: Directors & Directions 1929-1968
    ISBN: 9780306807282
    Title: American Cinema: Directors & Directions 1929-1968
    Author: SARRIS ANDREW X

    The auteur theory, of which film criticAndrew Sarris was the leading American proponent, holds that artistry in cinema can be largely attributed to film directors, who, while often working against the strictures of studios, producers, and scriptwriters, manage to infuse each film in their oeuvre with their personal style. Sarris's The American Cinema, the bible of auteur studies, is a history of American film in the form of a lively guide to the work of two hundred film directors, from Griffith, Chaplin, and von Sternberg to Mike Nichols, Stanley Kubrick, and Jerry Lewis. In addition, the book includes a chronology of the most important American films, an alphabetical list of over 6000 films with their directors and years of release, and the seminal essays "Toward a Theory of Film History" and "The Auteur Theory Revisited." Over twenty-five years after its initial publication, The American Cinema remains perhaps the most influential book ever written on the subject.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Art of Game of Thrones
    Art of Game of Thrones
    ISBN: 9780008354558
    Title: Art of Game of Thrones
    Author: INSIGHT EDITIONS


    Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO's hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection.


    Since its first season, Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular and successful television shows ever created. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe, large format, these pages present a visual chronicle of the meticulous work done by artists to bring the world of Westeros to life on-screen.


    Fans will recognize thrilling moments and stunning locations from the show. Showcasing a multitude of fascinating and beautifully rendered images and previously unpublished works of art, this collectible book contains the visual legacy of Game of Thrones and is a must-have for fans of the show.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    ISBN: 9781594749438
    Title: Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Author: GALLO LEAH

    Witness the genesis of peculiardom This visual tour of the movie world of "Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children," created by iconic filmmaker Tim Burton, is sure to be a must-have for fans of the series. A companion book to the film, it features behind-the-scenes images and set information from two of Burton s longtime collaborators, including details on costume design, cinematography, set design, concept art, and more. The beautiful hardback edition makes a perfect gift or collector s item."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Audrey Biographic
    Audrey Biographic
    ISBN: 9781781453711
    Title: Audrey Biographic
    Author: COLLINS SOPHIE

    Most people know that Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) was a Hollywood movie star and world famous fashion icon. What, perhaps, they don't know is that she is one of a few select people to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony; that she could speak five different languages; that she owned a pet deer named Pippin; and that she broke her back after being thrown off her horse during the filming of Unforgiven. Biographic: Audrey presents an instant impression of her life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the actor behind the movies.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Audrey Hepburn Photographs 1953-1966
    Audrey Hepburn Photographs 1953-1966
    ISBN: 9783836527378
    Title: Audrey Hepburn Photographs 1953-1966
    Author: WILLOUGHBY BOB

    A photographic love affair

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."-Audrey Hepburn

    In his distinguished career as a Hollywood photographer,Bob Willoughbytook iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda, but remains unequivocal about his favorite subject: Audrey Kathleen Ruston, later Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston, best known asAudrey Hepburn.Willoughby was called in to shoot the new starlet one morning shortly after she arrived in Hollywood in 1953. It was a humdrum commission for the portraitist often credited with having perfected the photojournalistic movie still, but when he met the Belgian-born beauty, Willoughby was enraptured. "She took my hand like...well a princess, and dazzled me with that smile that God designed to melt mortal men's hearts," he recalled.

    As Hepburn's career soared following her Oscar-winning US debut inRoman Holiday,Willoughby became a trusted friend, framing her working and home life. His historic, perfectionist, tender photographs seek out the many facets of Hepburn's beauty and elegance, as she progresses from her debut to her career high ofMy Fair Ladyin 1963. Willoughby's studies, showing her on set, preparing for a scene, interacting with actors and directors, and returning to her private life, comprise one of photography's great platonic love affairs andan unrivalled record of one of the 20th century's touchstone beauties.

    After our limited and art editions, this book is now available in a trade edition.





    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
  • Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
    Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
    ISBN: 9780571316533
    Title: Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
    Author: AYOADE RICHARD

    Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ayoade on Top
    Ayoade on Top
    ISBN: 9780571339136
    Title: Ayoade on Top
    Author: AYOADE RICHARD

    At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
    In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most "insubstantial" people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition.
    Ayoade argues for the canonization of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Back Story: a Memoir
    Back Story: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780007351749
    Title: Back Story: a Memoir
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think Gold title * David will fully promote to his army of Twitter followers, now exceeding 890k in number * Peep Show has attracted 1.8 million viewers and has 1 million DVD sales. Over 10 million viewers have watched his Soap Box YouTube channel. * Will also appeal to his Observer readership, where he has been a columnist since 2009 * The audience is huge: David's TV appearances include Have I Got News For You, QI, Would I Lie to You? And 10'clock Live. He is also and regular on Radio 4, appearing on Desert Island Discs, Just a Minute and presently on The Unbelievable Truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Big Goodbye: Chinatown & the Last Years of Hollywood
    Big Goodbye: Chinatown & the Last Years of Hollywood
    ISBN: 9780571347636
    Title: Big Goodbye: Chinatown & the Last Years of Hollywood
    Author: WASSON SAM


    From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofFifth Avenue, Five A.M. andFosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece

    Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making.


    In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destructionare quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation.


    Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story,The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics likeEasy Riders, Raging Bulls andThe Devil's Candyas one of the great movie-world books ever written.


    Praise for Sam Wasson:
    "Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities...More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it." -The New Yorker
    "Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly." -Hilton Als



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Billy Wilder Masters of Cinema Series
    Billy Wilder Masters of Cinema Series
    ISBN: 9782866426095
    Title: Billy Wilder Masters of Cinema Series
    Author: SIMSOLO NOEL

    Billy Wilder is an undisputed master of American comedy, taking situation comedy to the edge of the absurd in 'Some Like It Hot'. But he also made pessimistic melodramas such as 'Sunset Boulevard', in which Gloria Swanson gives a moving performance as a fall star, and a few fine examples of film noir, such as 'Double Indemnity'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Binge Watching New York
    Binge Watching New York
    ISBN: 9782374950969
    Title: Binge Watching New York
    Author: MICLET MARION

    Step behind the scenes to discover New York City through its most emblematic television incarnations, from Seinfeldto Billions, in this one-of-a-kind, innovative guide. Order a latte in the West Village coffee shops reminiscent of Friends' Central Perk, travel back in time to visit the iconic Manhattan landmarks ofMad Men, learn the rules of stand-up comedy with Seinfeld in the Upper West Side, enter the hipster heartland of Brooklyn with Girls, and follow Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen or Luke Cage in Harlem...


    Countless films have been set in New York, and it is also an incredibly popular backdrop for television series. The city's best-known landmarks, and many bars, restaurants, stores, hotels--even entire neighborhoods--have become extremely familiar to TV viewers. So join us as we uncover these iconic locations and recommend new addresses inspired by the lifestyle of the most beloved fictional New Yorkers.


    Easy to navigate, this travel guide is illustrated with exclusive maps and hundreds of photos. All of the chapters are constructed as original tours, organized by series and themes. It's all in here: the New York you have come to know through the eyes of your favorite characters and the scary, funny, emotional, and unforgettable TV moments.


    Wanna be the hero of your own adventure? Let our unmatched enthusiasm for New York series be your guide.


    BONUS: interactive maps accessible online



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections
    Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections
    ISBN: 9781119578260
    Title: Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections
    Author: IRWIN WILLIAM & JOHNS DAVID KYLE


    A philosophical look at the twisted, high-tech near-future of the sci-fi anthology series& Black Mirror, offering a glimpse of the darkest reflections of the human condition in digital technology


    Black Mirror?the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society--shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control.In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker's sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror's anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show's five seasons--including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch--and concludes with general essays that explore the series' broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including:

    • Have we given social media too much power over our lives?
    • Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth?
    • Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced?
    • What rights should a "cookie" have?

    Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker's morality plays for the modern world, where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    ISBN: 9781473689329
    Title: Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Author: CAINE MICHAEL


    Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (Library Journal, starred review).
    One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy.



    Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Still working and more beloved than ever, Caine now shares everything he's learned-and "his fans will be rewarded, as will anyone seeking an enjoyable, inspirational read" (Library Journal).



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Bond vs. Bond: Revised & Updated - The Many Faces Of 007
    Bond vs. Bond: Revised & Updated - The Many Faces Of 007
    ISBN: 9781631066962
    Title: Bond vs. Bond: Revised & Updated - The Many Faces Of 007
    Author: SIMPSON PAUL

    You will find everything you've ever wanted to know about James Bond including side-by-side comparisons and contrasts of all the Bonds from Connery to Craig.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
    ISBN: 9781473635302
    Title: Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
    Author: TREVOR NOAH


    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
    Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - Newsday - Esquire - NPR - Booklist


    Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.


    Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother--his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.


    The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.


    Praise for Born a Crime


    " A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, Trevor Noah's] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah's family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author's remarkable mother."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


    " An] unforgettable memoir."--Parade


    "What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her--and an enormous gift to the rest of us."--USA Today


    " Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar."--People



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Born Lippy: How to Do Female
    Born Lippy: How to Do Female
    ISBN: 9781473687738
    Title: Born Lippy: How to Do Female
    Author: BRAND JO


    A RADIO 4 'BOOK OF THE WEEK'


    Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman . . . This is a book for all those times.


    Once upon a (very very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as 'a nice little girl'. Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue.


    The plot thickened, when due to a complicated fusion of hormones, horrible family dynamics and a no-good boyfriend they hated, Jo ended up leaving home at 16. Now she's considerably further along life's inevitable bloody 'journey' - and she's fucked up enough times to feel confident she has no wisdom to offer anyone. But who cares? She's going to do it anyway...


    Born Lippy is a gathering of all the things Jo Brand wishes she'd known, all the things she's learnt, and all the things she hopes for the future. A century after women got the vote (albeit married women over the age of 28) it's time to take stock of exactly what it means to be female today. And if there's one thing women are entitled to, it's having a bloody good moan about things big and small - so here goes . . .


    HOW TO MANAGE A BULLY * YOUR FAMILY AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT * WHAT NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT THE FEMALE BODY * BEING DIFFERENT * SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT SOCIABLE * HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE * FEMINISM: A RE-BRANDING * ADVENTURES IN YOUR HEAD * HAVING FUN * NOT HAVING FUN: WHAT TO DO WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG * STAYING SANE * YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU WEAR * MODERN MANNERS* HOW TO DO WHAT YOU WANT: OR NOT DO WHAT OTHERS WANT * BEING HEALTHY * GETTING ON A BIT * THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE?



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  • Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    ISBN: 9781419732140
    Title: Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
    Author: SEPINWALL ALAN

    AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. Breaking Bad 101 collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall's (Uproxx) popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary--as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall's smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series' unique place in pop-culture history.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    ISBN: 9780143785989
    Title: Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    Author: WINTON TIM

    'Exhilarating' Sunday Times'Rapturous' Sunday Telegraph'A remarkable tale of grace and danger' Financial TimesWhen paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than anyone what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. Bruce remembers what it was like to be a risk-taking kid, to feel that thrill and that fear . . . Breath by Tim Winton is the story of Bruce and his best friend Loonie, and the obsession that changed both of their lives. It is about the exhilaration of the sea and the waves, the treacherous addiction to risk, and the intoxicating power of forbidden love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Brooklyn Film Tie-in
    Brooklyn Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9781743540107
    Title: Brooklyn Film Tie-in
    Author: TOIBIN COLM

    Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable "merchant of Italian origin".

    Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new. Told with a masterful and elegant simplicity, Brooklyn is a sublime Trans-Atlantic coming-of-age story by one of the UK's greatest living writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bruce Lee: A Life
    Bruce Lee: A Life
    ISBN: 9781471175725
    Title: Bruce Lee: A Life
    Author: POLLY MATTHEW

    A Sunday Times& Book of the Year

    'At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deserves... It will thrill Lee's fans and fascinate the unfamiliar'&
    - Jonathan Eig, author of& Ali: A Life& and& Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

    'Meticulously researched'& - Jimmy McDonough, author of& Shakey: Neil Young's Biography& and& Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green

    'You won't find a better match for a biographer with his subject than Matthew Polly and Bruce Lee...& A definitive biography, told with passion and punch'& -& Brian Jay Jones, author& George Lucas: A Life& and& Jim Henson: The Biography.& &

    More than forty years after Bruce Lee's sudden death at age 32, journalist and author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee's life. It's also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee's family, friends, business associates and even the mistress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon.

    There are his early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father's struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to& white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery.

    Polly breaks down the myth of Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with martial arts--not a great kung-fu master who just so happened to make a couple of movies. The book offers an honest look at an impressive yet flawed man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played on-screen.

    Praise for Matthew Polly

    'Hypnotic...Tapped Out& manages to humanize a sport once demonized as "human cockfighting" by deconstructing the stereotype of the martial-arts tough guy.' - New York Times

    'Tapped Out& is a knockout for MMA fans, who will laugh at the intimate portraits Polly sketches of some of the sport's most famous personalities. But it also works for those not familiar with the sport...You won't be disappointed.'& - OpposingViews.com&

    'A delight to read.' - TheFightNerd.com&

    'Polly's self-deprecation in the painful learning process stands out as much as the witty prose. His delivery is Plimpton-esque.' - ESPN.com&

    'Smoothly written . . . Polly has a good eye for characters.'& - Publishers Weekly&

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Cannes Cinema
    Cannes Cinema
    ISBN: 9782866427054
    Title: Cannes Cinema
    Author: TRAVERSOS & TOUBIANA

    This visual history of the world's greatest film festival, the Cannes festival, includes a beautiful collection of portraits of the greatest film stars, actors, and directors from around the world. It provides 600 photographs taken by three generations of photographers from the Traverso family.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Catching the Big Fish: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Catching the Big Fish: 10th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9780143130147
    Title: Catching the Big Fish: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Author: LYNCH DAVID

    For the 10th anniversary of David Lynch's bestselling reflection on meditation and creativity, here is a new edition featuring the author's exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

    When it first appeared in 2006, David Lynch s "Catching the Big Fish" was celebrated for being as close as Lynch will ever come to an interior shot of his famously weird mind ("Rocky Mountain News") Now for the bestseller s 10th anniversary, Lynch dives deeper into the creative process and the benefits of Transcendental Meditation with the addition of his exclusive q-and-a interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

    The musicians open up to Lynch about their artistry, history, and the benefits they have experienced, artistically and personally, from their decades-long practice of Transcendental Meditation -- a technique that they and their fellow "Beatles" helped popularize in the 1960s.

    "Catching the Big Fish" is a revelation for all want to understand Lynch s personal vision. And it is equally compelling for any who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

    $26.00
  • Charlie Chaplin Masters of Cinema Series
    Charlie Chaplin Masters of Cinema Series
    ISBN: 9782866426064
    Title: Charlie Chaplin Masters of Cinema Series
    Author: LARCHER JEROME

    Charlie Chaplin is one of cinema's mythical figures, while the character he played so often has become an icon. After a childhood in Dickensian London and early work on the stage, it was his move to Hollywood that enabled him to express his rich talent to the maximum.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Chronicles of Downton Abbey
    Chronicles of Downton Abbey
    ISBN: 9780007453252
    Title: Chronicles of Downton Abbey
    Author: FELLOWES JESSICA & STURGIS MATTHEW

    The official companion to all three seasons. The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful... A changing world has brought new challenges and new guests. Inside the walls of the Great House there is more intrigue, rivalry and romance than ever. The Chronicles of Downton Abbey take you deep into the lives of the Crawleys, their servants, lovers, friends and guests. So wander the crowded servants' quarters and peek into luxurious bed chambers. Go beneath the surface, and experience every aspect of their lives - from daily routines, dressing tables and treasure chests to their most secret hopes and fears. This lavish book explores the lives of every important member of the Downton estate. Focusing on each character individually, it examines their motivations, their actions and the inspirations behind them. An evocative source of story and background, it will take you even deeper into the secret, beating heart of the house.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Cinema in the Digital Age 2nd Edition
    Cinema in the Digital Age 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9780231167550
    Title: Cinema in the Digital Age 2nd Edition
    Author: ROMBES NICHOLAS

    Have digital technologies transformed cinema into a new art, or do they simply replicate and mimic analogue, film-based cinema? Newly revised and expanded to take the latest developments into account, Cinema in the Digital Age examines the fate of cinema in the wake of the digital revolution. Nicholas Rombes considers Festen (1998), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Timecode (2000), Russian Ark (2002), and The Ring (2002), among others. Haunted by their analogue pasts, these films are interested not in digital purity but rather in imperfection and mistakes--blurry or pixilated images, shaky camera work, and other elements that remind viewers of the human behind the camera.

    With a new introduction and new material, this updated edition takes a fresh look at the historical and contemporary state of digital cinema. It pays special attention to the ways in which nostalgia for the look and feel of analogue disrupts the aesthetics of the digital image, as well as how recent films such as The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)--both shot digitally--have disguised and erased their digital foundations. The book also explores new possibilities for writing about and theorizing film, such as randomization.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Cinema: The Whole Story - Revised Edition
    Cinema: The Whole Story - Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9780500295274
    Title: Cinema: The Whole Story - Revised Edition
    Author: KEMP PHILIP

    Cinema: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema. It places the burgeoning world of cinema in the context of social and cultural developments that have taken place since its beginnings. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of cinematic development, from the earliest days of film projection to the multiscreen cinemas and super-technology of today. Illustrated, in-depth text charts every genre of cinema, from the first silent films to epic blockbusters, CGI graphics and groundbreaking effects of the 21st century. Cinema: The Whole Story is an indispensable book for all those who love watching and reading about films and who want to understand more about the world of cinema.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Classics: The Greatest Films of the 20th Century
    Classics: The Greatest Films of the 20th Century
    ISBN: 9781760790196
    Title: Classics: The Greatest Films of the 20th Century
    Author: WHITICKER ALAN J.


    The Classics is a panorama of films spanning most of the 20th Century. Showcasing the great stars and directors of each era, Retro Film features more than 400 films, and more than 400 images, in its pages. With essential information and important background facts, Retro Film has all the great films, the stars and the directors for every decade up to the early 1980s. Over 25 specially chosen films are featured by the author, with all the major Academy Award winning films listed. A beautifully presented book, The Classics makes a great addition to the collection of anyone with an interest in the arts and pop culture.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Clint : a Retrospective
    Clint : a Retrospective
    ISBN: 9780957148369
    Title: Clint : a Retrospective
    Author: SCHICKEL RICHARD

    From the moment he achieved stardom over 30 years ago in the 'spaghetti westerns' of Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood has remained private. His is a unique career informed by personal and professional values rare in modern Hollywood.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Close Ups: Wes Anderson
    Close Ups: Wes Anderson
    ISBN: 9780008256586
    Title: Close Ups: Wes Anderson
    Author: KAUFMAN SOPHIE MONKS

    The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to the films of Wes Anderson, from Bottle Rocket to Isle of Dogs. ALSO AVAILABLE: Close-Ups: Vampire Movies Close-Ups: New York Movies Wes Anderson has quickly become one of the auteurs of modern American cinema, creating his own distinctive world with pastel colour palettes, meticulous set design, nostalgic soundtracks and a kooky troupe of actors. In this illustrated pocket guide Sophie Monks Kaufman navigates his off-kilter world, strolling across the quadrangles of Rushmore Academy, diving beneath the sea with Team Zissou and checking into the Grand Budapest Hotel to discover how an awkward indie film nerd from Texas became the most celebrated director of his generation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together
    Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together
    ISBN: 9781419727405
    Title: Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together
    Author: NAYMAN ADAM

    A playfully critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography

    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 a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." The book combines critical text--biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators--with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
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