• 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
    $28.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies
    Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies
    ISBN: 9781786275745
    Title: Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies
    Author: MITCHELL WENDY

    This charming and adorable collection of the best cinematic dogs is sure to delight dog lovers and movie-goers alike. The Citizen Canine pack includes sixty of the bravest, cutest, and furriest pooches ever to grace the silver screen. From top-billed hounds like Lassie and Benji to comedic scene-stealers like Asta from Bringing Up Baby and Puffy from There's Something About Mary, all your favorite furry friends are here.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cult Filmmakers
    Cult Filmmakers
    ISBN: 9780711240261
    Title: Cult Filmmakers
    Author: SMITH IAN HAYDN

    What makes a cult filmmaker? Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique, or critically divisive, cult filmmakers come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant notoriety, and more still remain anonymous until a chance change in fashion sees their work propelled into the limelight.

    Cult Filmmakers handpicks 50 notable figures in the world of cinema and explores the creative genius that earned them the 'cult' label, while celebrating the movies that made their names. The book features both industry heavyweights like Tim Burton and David Lynch to the strange and surreal imaginings of filmmakers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ana Lily Amirpour. Discover the minds behind such beloved features as Melancholia, Easy Rider, Lost in Translation and more. From little knowns with small, devout followings, to superstars walking the red carpet, each is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonise and delight.

    Cult Filmmakers is an essential addition to any film buff's archive, as well as an entertaining introduction to the weird and wonderful world of cinema.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
    Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
    ISBN: 9781760895198
    Title: Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
    Author: WONG ALI

    In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mum comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.

    The sharp insights and humour are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life offstage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Directing Screen Performances
    Directing Screen Performances
    ISBN: 9781474249591
    Title: Directing Screen Performances
    Author: KLENNER ROBERT

    The core goal of Directing Screen Performances is to teach aspiring directors how to prepare and work with actors. Through a practical exploration of the major approaches to contemporary screen acting, you will learn how to formulate your own effective modes of communication to craft compelling performances. Directing performances for the screen starts well before the actor is cast and finishes well after the last slate is shot.
    In this book you will learn how to analyze a script, brief the casting director, rehearse the actors, decide on the visual treatment that enriches their performances, direct effectively on set and finesse the character in the edit. The director's process is clearly defined and augmented with illustrations, photographs and graphics, and each chapter concludes with practical exercises to consolidate the new knowledge.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
    Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
    ISBN: 9780571360888
    Title: Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
    Author: BRODY RICHARD

    Richard Brody's Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard is a landmark biography of one of the great controversial geniuses of world cinema.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women
    Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women
    ISBN: 9781633538375
    Title: Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women
    Author: MALONE ALICIA

    #1 Amazon New Release ─ Inspiring biographies of women who make movies
    With the success of Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman and the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever.


    Movies with a female perspective: You may have heard the term "male gaze," coined in the 1970s to talk about what happens to viewers when the majority of art and entertainment has been made by the one gender perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What does the world look like through the "female gaze"?


    Movies made by women: The Female Gaze comprises of a list detailing the essential movies from the past and present made by women. It delves into what the female perspective gives to each of the films.


    A collection of fascinating biographies: Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. Learn about the hidden figures of filmmaking and about the acclaimed luminaries of the past and present.


    Readers will learn:

    • The accomplishments of numerous women in film such as Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Kathryn Bigelow, Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig and more
    • The lives of these women and the struggles they faced carving a place for themselves in the film industry
    • How these women's unique voices shaped the films they made and influenced all the film world

    An essential movie list by women: The Female Gaze contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics, about a woman or a movie made by women that they love.


    A guidebook for movie lovers who want to support women in film



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years
    Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years
    ISBN: 9781250235336
    Title: Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years
    Author: GROSS EDWARD & ALTMAN MARK A.

    This is the unauthorized, uncensored, and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned eight TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission - a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, to the many attempts at a relaunch to the beloved feature films. Make no mistake; this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Like Saturday Night Live's bestselling Live From New York, here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 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: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Film Noir: a Very Short Introduction
    Film Noir: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780198791744
    Title: Film Noir: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: NAREMORE JAMES

    Film noir, one of the most intriguing yet difficult to define terms in cinema history, is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 50s - shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme fatales, outlaw lovers, criminal heists, corrupt police, and doomed or endangered outsiders. But as this Very Short Introduction& demonstrates, film noir actually predates the 1940s and has never been confined to Hollywood. International in scope, its various manifestations have spread across generic categories, attracted the interest of the world's great directors, and continue to appear even today.& In this& Very Short Introduction James Naremore shows how the term film noir originated in French literary and film criticism, and how later uses of the term travelled abroad, changing its implications. In the process, he comments on classic examples of the films and explores important aspects of their history: their critical reception, their major literary sources, their methods of dealing with censorship and budgets, their social and cultural politics, their variety of styles, and their future in a world of digital media and video streaming.& ABOUT THE SERIES: The& Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Fleabag: The Scriptures
    Fleabag: The Scriptures
    ISBN: 9781529394801
    Title: Fleabag: The Scriptures
    Author: WALLER-BRIDGE PHOEBE

    The complete Fleabag. Every Word. Every Side-eye. Every Fox.

    Pre-order your own sacred text: Fleabag: The Scriptures includes new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge alongside the filming scripts and the never-before-seen stage directions from the Emmy and BAFTA winning series.


    'Perfect' Guardian
    'Perfect' Daily Telegraph
    'Perfect' Stylist
    'Perfect' Independent
    'Perfect' Evening Standard
    'Perfect' Metro
    'Perfect' Irish Times
    'Perfect' RTE
    'Perfect' Spectator
    'Perfect' Refinery29
    'Perfect' Catholic Herald
    'Perfection' Financial Times



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • For Your Consideration Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
    For Your Consideration Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
    ISBN: 9781683691495
    Title: For Your Consideration Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Author: DEAN TRES

    Sporting a proverbial perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, Certified Fresh, The Rock embodies everything we want from our Hollywood superstars . . . and everything we admire in those who so boldly pursue the American Dream. But how did it all happen? How did a loathed professional wrestler become the most famous person in the world? Was it just good timing? Years of trial and error? Countless hours in the gym? A winning smile? Or his total mastery of Instagram Stories?

    For Your Consideration- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looks at the distinct phases of the legend's career, examining the ways in which he has become both an onscreen heartthrob and an off-screen hero. Composed of five critical essays and fun extras, including an all-Rock version of the Oscars, a quiz identifying the best Rock character to take to the prom, and a definitive ranking of The Rock's catchphrases, this book is sure to satisfy pop culture enthusiasts and The Rock's hardcore fans alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Forest Folk
    Forest Folk
    ISBN: 9781908985446
    Title: Forest Folk
    Author: ROGERS MADELEINE

    Teach your children about the animals of the forest with this fun and educational book. Five animals - a brown bear, wolf, squirrel, otter and deer - are explored through rhyme, pictures and pull-out cards to construct into 3D figures. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. The inside of the dust jacket is printed full colour with a graphical representation of the animals' environment.&


    Format: Hardback
    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
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