• 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
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  • 30-Second Cinema: The 50 Most Important Ideas, Genres, & People in the History of Movie-Making
    30-Second Cinema: The 50 Most Important Ideas, Genres, & People in the History of Movie-Making
    ISBN: 9781782405498
    Title: 30-Second Cinema: The 50 Most Important Ideas, Genres, & People in the History of Movie-Making
    Author: HUTCHINSON PAMELA

    Are you an art-movie buff or a blockbuster enthusiast? Can you reel off a list of New Wave masterpieces, or are you more interested in classic Westerns? Most of us love the movies in one form or another, but very few of us have the all-round knowledge we'd like. 30-Second Cinema offers an immersion course, served up in neat, entertaining shorts. These 50 topics deal with cinema's beginnings, with its growth as an industry, with key stars and producers, with global movements--from German Expressionism to New Hollywood--and with the movies as a business. By the time you've worked your way through, you'll be able to identify the work of George Melies, define auteur theory or mumblecore in a couple of pithy phrases, and you'll have broadened your knowledge of global cinema to embrace not only Bollywood but Nollywood, too. All in the time it takes to watch a couple of trailers.


    Format: Hardback
    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
  • Actor & the Target
    Actor & the Target
    ISBN: 9781854598387
    Title: Actor & the Target
    Author: DONNELLAN DECLAN

    Written by the founding director of the new Royal Shakespeare Company Academy, this book outlines the eight 'blocks' an actor is likely to encounter, offering instructions on how to overcome them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 Solo Star Wars
    Art of Solo Star Wars
    ISBN: 9781419727450
    Title: Art of Solo Star Wars
    Author: SZOSTAK PHIL; CLYNE JAMES (FOREWORD BY); LAMO NEIL

    The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film--and a must-have keepsake for fans.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Big Book of Reel Murders Stories That Inspired Great Crime Films
    Big Book of Reel Murders Stories That Inspired Great Crime Films
    ISBN: 9780525563884
    Title: Big Book of Reel Murders Stories That Inspired Great Crime Films
    Author: PENZLER OTTO (EDITOR)

    Lights! Camera! Action! The latest book in the Big Book series takes us behind the curtain to uncover the stories that became some of the greatest films of the silver screen. There's the W. Somerset Maugham short story that inspired Hitchcock's Secret Agent; Robert Louis Stevenson's horrifying tale that was later turned into the iconic movie The Body Snatcher, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; Sir Ian Fleming's "From a View to a Kill," later one of Roger Moore's greatest Bond films; and "Cyclists' Raid," the short story that formed the basis for the legendary Brando film The Wild One.

    Otto Penzler delivers the director's cut on these classic short stories and the films they gave rise to. So grab your Sno-Caps and a jumbo box of popcorn and curl up with these cinematic tales from the likes of Agatha Christie, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Dashiell Hammett, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • 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
  • 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: NOAH TREVOR


    #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
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  • 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?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Brother & Sister: A Memoir
    Brother & Sister: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780451494504
    Title: Brother & Sister: A Memoir
    Author: KEATON DIANE

    From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again--a heartfelt memoir about Diane Keaton's relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.

    When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mother captured their American-dream childhoods in her diaries, and on camera. But as they grew up, Randy became troubled, then reclusive. By the time he reached adulthood, he was divorced, an alcoholic, a man who couldn't hold on to full-time work--his life a world away from his sister's, and from the rest of their family.

    Now Diane is delving into the nuances of their shared, and separate, pasts to confront the difficult question of why and how Randy ended up living his life on "the other side of normal." In beautiful and fearless prose that's intertwined with photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry--many of them Randy's own writing and art--this insightful memoir contemplates the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. Here is a story about love and responsibility: about how, when we choose to reach out to the people we feel closest to--in moments of difficulty and loss--surprising things can happen. A story with universal echoes, Brother & Sister speaks across generations to families whose lives have been touched by the fragility and "otherness" of loved ones--and to brothers and sisters everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • 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
  • By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
    By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
    ISBN: 9781789291650
    Title: By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
    Author: MATT ALLEN

    The official companion to the hit TV show, Peaky Blinders. Packed full of unseen images, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show. By order of the Peaky Blinders...

    Walk through The Garrison's smoky saloon bar doors and onto the filthy, choking streets of Birmingham, past the fire-belching factories and along the canals and away to the horse fairs and gypsy caravan sites... By Order of the Peaky Blinders is the first official book to take fans to the shadowy corners of dark-hearted TV series.

    Focusing on the show's five series, this is a storyboard of insider knowledge on the plots and production of the show, the striking and hugely influential sartorial look and the true history that inspired its creation and the characters depicted within the scripts. Step inside the show and discover more about the women of Peaky Blinders, the musical backdrop as well as the social footnotes played out during the series, from PTSD and post-war Britain, drug addiction, gambling, poverty, gang culture as well as 1920s Birmingham.

    This an invaluable companion piece to anyone preparing for Peaky Blinders' highly-anticipated fifth season...


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conclusions
    Conclusions
    ISBN: 9780571353798
    Title: Conclusions
    Author: BOORMAN JOHN

    One of cinema's authentic visionaries, whose travels have taken him from London in the Blitz to the pinnacle of Hollywood success, continues the story of his life that he began with Adventures of a Suburban Boy. Conclusions is an account of what has happened since the publication of the previous book: Films made (such as the award-winning The General) and unmade; a summary of what Boorman has learned about the craft of film-making; and, ultimately, the story of of his kith and kin, including the death of his cherished elder daughter.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Dead Blondes & Bad Mothers
    Dead Blondes & Bad Mothers
    ISBN: 9781612197920
    Title: Dead Blondes & Bad Mothers
    Author: DOYLE SADY

    Women have always been seen as monsters. Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction.

    Maybe they are. And maybe that's a good thing....

    Sady Doyle, hailed as "smart, funny and fearless" by the Boston Globe, takes readers on a tour of the female dark side, from the biblical Lilith to Dracula's Lucy Westenra, from the T-Rex in Jurassic Park to the teen witches of The Craft. She illuminates the women who have shaped our nightmares: Serial killer Ed Gein's "domineering" mother Augusta; exorcism casualty Anneliese Michel, starving herself to death to quell her demons; author Mary Shelley, dreaming her dead child back to life.

    These monsters embody patriarchal fear of women, and illustrate the violence with which men enforce traditionally feminine roles. They also speak to the primal threat of a woman who takes back her power. In a dark and dangerous world, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers asks women to look to monsters for the ferocity we all need to survive.

    "Some people take a scalpel to the heart of media culture; Sady Doyle brings a bone saw, a melon baller, and a machete."--Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists Once

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • F*ck Your Diet & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
    F*ck Your Diet & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
    ISBN: 9781982135676
    Title: F*ck Your Diet & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
    Author: HILLIARD CHLOE

    Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body.

    By the time Chloé Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12--both shoe and dress--and stood over six feet tall. Fitting in was never an option. That didn't stop her from trying. Cursed with a "slow metabolism," "baby weight," and "big bones,"--the fat trilogy--Chloe turned to fad diets, starvation, pills, and workouts, all of which failed.

    Realizing that everything--from government policies to corporate capitalism--directly impacts our relationship with food and our waistlines, Chloé changed her outlook on herself and hopes others will do the same for themselves.

    The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Film Noir
    Film Noir
    ISBN: 9783836561693
    Title: Film Noir
    Author: SILVER ALAIN & URSINI JAMES

    Smoke and Shadows
    Classic noir flicks, illustrated and examined

    Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, etc.), this copiously illustrated handbook provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre for amateurs and aficionados alike. Among the covered films are: Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, Gun Crazy, Criss Cross, Detour, In A Lonely Place, T-Men, Out of the Past, The Reckless Moment, and Touch of Evil.

    About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price
    Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
    Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Films That Made Me...Essays & Reviews From the Guardian
    Films That Made Me...Essays & Reviews From the Guardian
    ISBN: 9781448217557
    Title: Films That Made Me...Essays & Reviews From the Guardian
    Author: BRADSHAW PETER


    Peter Bradshaw's finest film reviews--the good, the bad, and the ugly.


    Peter Bradshaw is an excellent film reviewer for intelligent, curious filmgoers. He's a true journalist who has served as The Guardian's film critic for 20 years and who understands what his readers want to know. His reviews carry his deep experience, knowledge, and understanding of film lightly. Films That Made Me... allows Peter Bradshaw to share his knowledge and guidance directly with readers. His reviews are the substance of this book--from 20 years-worth of Guardian reviewing. Selections are themed, each with a personalized entry-point introduction. Sample contents include:


    Films that make me sad.
    Films that make me laugh.
    Films that make me think.
    Films that made me feel.
    Films that make me run for the hills.
    Films that I want to show to my son.
    Films that make me think about my parents.
    Films that make me squirm (in a good way).
    Films that make me scared.
    Films that make me Google the real-life people involved (and think about true-life stories.)
    Films that have me on the edge of my seat.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • For Your Consideration Keanu Reeves
    For Your Consideration Keanu Reeves
    ISBN: 9781683691518
    Title: For Your Consideration Keanu Reeves
    Author: ZAGERIS LARISSA ; CURRAN KITTY

    For an actor who's been in so many mega-hits and equally mega misses, it can be tough to track Keanu Reeves's accomplishments. But true fans know that Keanu is so much more than his Bill and Ted persona, both onscreen and off. During his long career-over 30 years, though you wouldn't know it from his immortal looks-he has constantly subverted Hollywood stereotypes and expectations. He's the type to start his own publishing company, reread Hamlet, write a grown-up children's book, photobomb people's weddings, eat lunch alone in the park while looking very sad, and give away his salary to the film crew.

    For Your Consideration- Keanu Reeves examines the ways in which Keanu strives to be kind and excellent in work and in life. The authors also explore various Internet conspiracies about his age, help you identify which Sad Keanu meme you are, give you the Keanu and Winona Ryder fanfic your heart desires, and much, much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Game of Thrones A Guide to Westeros & Beyond
    Game of Thrones A Guide to Westeros & Beyond
    ISBN: 9780241355510
    Title: Game of Thrones A Guide to Westeros & Beyond
    Author: MCNUTT MYLES


    The only official and definitive guide to the biggest TV series in the world.


    Delve deeper into Westeros than ever before. . .


    Covering all eight seasons of the hit HBO show, this remarkable volume offers a unique and exciting visual exploration into the incredible world of Game of Thrones.


    In two parts, the book follows the story of the South, where kings and queens battle for the Iron Throne, and of the North, where the White Walkers and their army of the dead gather.


    Fully illustrated with stunning photography, infographics, timelines and insightful essays, this is the essential guide for any Game of Thrones fan.


    · Find out more about your favourite characters with in-depth biographies
    · Read explanations of key relationships from Jon & Daenerys, to Jaime & Brienne
    · Discover the locations of King's Landing, Oldtown, The Iron Islands and more
    · Piece together ancestry with family trees of the four Houses
    · Learn about the creatures of GOT, from Dragons to Direwolves
    · Get the full story of major battles and events
    · Discover must-know facts about everything from Heartsbane to Greyscale
    · And so much more . . .



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Geeky Chef Cookbook Gift Edition Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods
    Geeky Chef Cookbook Gift Edition Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods
    ISBN: 9781631067105
    Title: Geeky Chef Cookbook Gift Edition Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods
    Author: REEDER CASSANDRA

    Let your inner geek loose in the kitchen with this book of unofficial recipes from your favorite fantasy and sci-fi movies, TV shows, video games, and books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Geeky Chef Drinks Gift Edition Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, & More
    Geeky Chef Drinks Gift Edition Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, & More
    ISBN: 9781631067099
    Title: Geeky Chef Drinks Gift Edition Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, & More
    Author: REEDER CASSANDRA

    Featuring nerdy recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, The Geeky Bartender Drinks is your chance to sip your way through your favorite sci-fi and fantasy worlds--Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and more. This smaller hardcover version of the original book has a new, fresh, modern design and includes 10 additional recipes from The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, making it the perfect gift for the geek in your life.

    Author Cassandra Reeder has created authentic real-life drinks and cocktails inspired by your favorite fantasy drinks. So, if you've found yourself craving Shimmerwine from Firefly, Black Frost Beer from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Swanky Panky from Bob's Burgers, or Butterbeer from Harry Potter, you're about to quench your thirst in a galaxy far, far away.

    Featuring more than 60 original cocktail recipes, you'll also learn edgy cocktail tricks, such as creating a "shimmer effect" in your liquor, giving a sparkle rim to your glass, and adding fire or mist to a cocktail, along with concocting simple syrups and ice-cube effects. Easy step-by-step instructions and fun themed photos make these creative recipes perfect for your next party, season premiere get-together, or your standing reservation for a party of one. And for all you designated drivers, don't despair: The Geeky Chef has plenty of imaginative tricks for making theseyummy drinks alcohol-free.

    Whether you're thirsting for adventure or just need your mana restored, The Geeky Bartender has you covered


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    ISBN: 9781775540793
    Title: Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Author: MURPHY GEOFF

    The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure -with a healthy does of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on his wild times in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself no-budget shoots in the 1960s to bigger-than-Ben-Hur second unit epics on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Grip of Film
    Grip of Film
    ISBN: 9780571316564
    Title: Grip of Film
    Author: AYOADE RICHARD

    You SLUG the guy.
    You KISS the dame.
    You TOTAL the car.
    That's movies. And I love 'em.


    Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking about film, and how they'd be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.


    The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a shot of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • GuRu
    GuRu
    ISBN: 9780751573831
    Title: GuRu
    Author: RUPAUL

    A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world's most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out.


    'You're born naked and the rest is drag.'


    As someone who has deconstructed life's hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken 'the fourth wall' to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you're willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors.


    Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there've always been shaman, seers, and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe (aka: God in drag). FYI: most people are not willing to hear or accept that.


    That is RuPaul's secret for success, not only in show business, but in all aspects of life, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, sensitive souls.


    If you think this book is just about 'doing drag', you are sorely mistaken because for RuPaul, drag is merely a device to deactivate the identity-based ego and allow space for the unlimited.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Harry Potter Page to Screen: the Updated Edition The Complete Filmmaking Journey
    Harry Potter Page to Screen: the Updated Edition The Complete Filmmaking Journey
    ISBN: 9780062878908
    Title: Harry Potter Page to Screen: the Updated Edition The Complete Filmmaking Journey
    Author: MCCABE BOB

    Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded now has more pages devoted to the legacy of the Harry Potter films. In addition to the complete history of all eight Harry Potter films, the book now explores the theme parks in Florida, California and Japan, the sets and props in Leavesden, England and the House of MinaLima, founded by the graphic designers on all of the films, and located in London. With 1200 photographs, sketches, and diagrams, the book provides unbridled access to every aspect of the film-making process. It tells the stories behind each individual film and covers the design and technology behind all the astounding effects. This book pays homage to how one film became eight, how a few months became a decade, and how one author's fantasy became the project of many individuals' lifetimes-told by the people who were there, the people who made the magic real. Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded will start from the very beginning, describing how the book was optioned, the casting of Harry, Ron and Hermione, and the assembling of a creative team with the vision to tackle a world we had previously seen only in our imaginations. Interviews, quotes, and stories from the directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors discuss the making of all eight films at length, including the last film, film number 8, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Daniel Radcliffe and his personal narrative from set to set is used as the life line that connects all aspects of this memoir, giving structure to the many voices of the Harry Potter family who orate this tale. All of the movies were filmed at the Leavesden Studio in Hertfordshire, England and these pages describe how the Leavesden family dealt with numerous cast, crew, and production dramas, replacements, technical difficulties and countless narrative and visual decisions. This book will touch on subjects such as J.K. Rowling's private comments to her young cast, the impact of Richard Harris' (the original Dumbledore) death on the cast and crew, the effects of 9/11 on the Leavesden family (during the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), the reality of "growing up Potter" for the young starlets who experienced their adolescence on a hugely public stage, and reflections from the cast and crew on the end of the film series. In addition to stories on and off set, Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded pays tribute to the stunning physical, visual and technological genius that went into making an unbelievable story believable, showcasing more than a decade's worth of art and special effects, including never-before-seen photos of the costumes, sets, props, and creatures, as well as early concept art, drawings and designs. The book is fully supported by Warner Bros. and is being put together with the same group as Harry Potter Film Wizardry: The Updated Edition. While Film Wizardry provided a whimsical and informative scrapbook for Harry Potter fans and was published prior to the release of the last film, this mammoth book gives readers a more complete account of the entire film-making process, designed in a more classical, sophisticated package. Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded is a publishing event. This book is the Bible for everything Potter and will stand as the most complete and final visual history of the Harry Potter movie story ever to be published.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $160.00
    $160.00
  • Help
    Help
    ISBN: 9781784705695
    Title: Help
    Author: AMSTELL SIMON


    Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of 13. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved everything. Help is the hilarious and heartbreaking account of Simon's ongoing compulsion to reveal his entire self on stage. To tell the truth so it can't hurt him any more. Loneliness, anxiety, depression--this book has it all. And more. From a complicated childhood in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest, this story will make you laugh, cry and then feel happier than you've ever been.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz & the Secret History of L.A.
    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz & the Secret History of L.A.
    ISBN: 9781501125805
    Title: Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz & the Secret History of L.A.
    Author: ANOLIK LILI

    Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer "Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve's singular irresistible glitz" (The New Yorker).

    The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few.

    Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered--as a writer--by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she's since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she's on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential--as the essential--LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.

    For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where author Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Hollywood's Eve, equal parts biography and detective story "brings a ludicrously glamorous scene back to life, adding a few shadows along the way" (Vogue) and "sends you racing to read the work of Eve Babitz" (The New York Times).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Horror Cinema
    Horror Cinema
    ISBN: 9783836561853
    Title: Horror Cinema
    Author: PENNER JONATHAN; SCHNEIDER STEVEN JAY; DUNCAN PAUL

    Horror is both the most perennially popular and geographically diverse of all film genres; arguably, every country that makes movies makes horror movies of one kind or another. Depicting deep-rooted, even archetypal fears, while at the same time exploiting socially and culturally specific anxieties, cinematic horror is at once timeless and utterly of its time and place. This exciting visual history, which includes unique images from the David Del Valle archive, examines the genre in thematic, historical, and aesthetic terms, breaking it down into the following fundamental categories: Slashers Serial Killers; Cannibals, Freaks Hillbillys; Revenge of Nature Environmental Horr Sci-fi Horr The Living Dead; Ghosts Haunted Houses; Possession, Demons Evil Tricksters; Voodoo, Cults Satanists; Vampires Werewolves; and The Monstrous-Feminine. Among the many films featured are classics such as Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien, The Exorcist, Dracula, and The Wicker Man.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • How Not to Be a Boy
    How Not to Be a Boy
    ISBN: 9781786890115
    Title: How Not to Be a Boy
    Author: WEBB ROBERT


    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man:
    Don't cry
    Drink beer
    Play rough
    Don't talk about feelings


    Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
    I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
    ISBN: 9780525508984
    Title: I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
    Author: NUSSBAUM EMILY

    From The New Yorker's fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.

    "Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic--smart, engaging, funny, generous, and insightful."--David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - Chicago Tribune - Esquire - Library Journal - Kirkus Reviews

    From her creation of the "Approval Matrix" in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has argued for a new way of looking at TV. In this collection, including two never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path. She explores the rise of the female screw-up, how fans warp the shows they love, the messy power of sexual violence on TV, and the year that jokes helped elect a reality-television president. There are three big profiles of television showrunners--Kenya Barris, Jenji Kohan, and Ryan Murphy--as well as examinations of the legacies of Norman Lear and Joan Rivers. The book also includes a major new essay written during the year of #MeToo, wrestling with the question of what to do when the artist you love is a monster.

    More than a collection of reviews, the book makes a case for toppling the status anxiety that has long haunted the "idiot box," even as it transformed. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism, one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture (violent, dramatic, gritty) over another (joyful, funny, stylized). I Like to Watch traces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of "prestige television," searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition--one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. It's a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean.

    FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY

    "This collection, including some powerful new work, proves once and for all that there's no better American critic of anything than Emily Nussbaum. But I Like to Watch turns out to be even greater than the sum of its brilliant parts--it's the most incisive, intimate, entertaining, authoritative guide to the shows of this golden television age."--Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland

    "Reading Emily Nussbaum makes us smarter not just about what we watch, but about how we live, what we love, and who we are. I Like to Watch is a joy."--Rebecca Traister

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
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